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Born: 1898, Shipley
Died: 26 April 1918
Address: 3 Prospect Street, Windhill
Parents: Holdsworth & Esther, nee Moody
Occupation: Part-time assistant to dairyman father (1911)
Organisations/clubs: Windhill WMCI
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; Tyne Cot Memorial
Regiment: South Staffordshire
George Bagshaw
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George Bagshaw was the son of Holdsworth Bagshaw and his wife Esther nee Moody. Holdsworth was a coal delivery man living at 11 Thompson Street, Shipley. George, the elder of two sons, was born in Shipley in 1898. In 1901 the family were living at 1 Dawson Street, Shipley, with Holdsworth working as a carter. Ten years later they had moved to 3 Prospect Street in Windhill. Holdsworth was now working as a dairyman helped part time by his son, George. On 28 June 1918 the Shipley Times & Express reported that cousins
George Bagshaw and Herbert Wilkinson, had both been reported missing. A week later the paper reported: “Mr and Mrs Holdsworth Bagshaw of 3 Prospect Street, Windhill, were officially informed on Monday that their son, Pte George Bagshaw, South Staffordshire Regt, who was a member of the Windhill Young Men’s Christian Institute, has been killed in action. His cousin, Pte Herbert Wilkinson, Northumberland Fusiliers, of 23 Prospect Street, Windhill, is in the missing list since 1st June.
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Thanks to Colin Coates for his help with the research into George