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Robert Nelson BAGGE

Regimental number3475
Place of birthMarrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMarrickville Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address19 Greenbank Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Bagge, 9 Wise Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 35th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAgricultural Ground, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Susan Bagge, husband of Bessie Bagge, 'Tanilla', 28 Waterloo Street, Rozelle, New South Wales. Native of Marrickville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.

Died of wounds, No 14 Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916.

Buried Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, no date recorded.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAGGE Robert Nelson

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