Albert Edward Baggaley

Canadian Expeditionary Force

Personal Details

Born: 6 June 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the only child born to Albert Baggaley, a groom and his wife Sarah Ann, nee Richards. He married Damaris Cudworth in 1919 in Newhaven, Sussex. The couple had seven children – Anne Dawn, Marcele Dorthea, Cecil Alfred, Ralph P, Keith Robert, Edward and Elizabeth Nora. Albert and Damaris divorced in 1951.

Residence: In 1901 and 1911 his family was living at 194 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He initially emigrated to Canada in 1912 and an address of Rossendale, Manitoba was given for him on his enlistment into the army in 1918. He  was discharged in England in 1919 when his home was given as 10 St. Mary`s Street, Whitchurch. He and his wife left Southampton for Canada on 1 June 1921, arriving in Quebec on 10 June. By 1926 his family were living in Brandon, Manitoba. At the time of his death in 1975 his home was in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Employment: In 1911 he was an errand boy and in 1918 a farm hand. When he emigrated in 1921 he stated that he was going to take a homestead.

Died: 18 January 1975 in Winnipeg, Manitoba aged 79.

Military Details

Regiment: Canadian Expeditionary Force

Rank: Private

Service Number: 3347602

Date of Enlistment: 18 June 1918

Date of Discharge: 27 January 1919 in England

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

Not known


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