Chatteris WW1 Soldier Lt Henry Kenyon Bagshaw. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Henry Kenyon Bagshaw Lieutenant, 197th Coy, Army Service Corps (Att 1/7 West Riding Corps) Died: 13 April 1918 Age 26 Henry Kenyon Bagshaw was born on January 7th 1892 in Knighton, Radnorshire. He was the only son of the Vicar Henry Fosbery Bagshaw. In 1901 they were still living in Knighton but by 1911 Henry Fosbery was Vicar at Chatteris Church. Henry went to public school in Hunstanton and then entered Oundle School in January 1908. In September 1914 he joined the Public School Corps and later obtained a commission in the army Service Corps, having failed to get into the infantry through defective eyesight. In 1917 he was attached to the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding with whom he was serving when he was killed in action near Ypres on April 13, 1918. Henry has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. The pulpit in Chatteris Church is dedicated to Henry. The inscription reads “ To the glory of God in proud loving memory of Henry Kenyon Lt Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, only son of Henry Fosbery and Margaret Bagshaw, who gave his life for his country in Flanders, 13th April 1918. This pulpit is erected by his parents and sisters.” (Additional information from http://www.inmemories.com/RollOfHonour/oundleschool2.htm) See image on CCAN of name on Tyne Cot Project File Contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Service Record • Photos of his name at Tyne Cot • ”Soldiers Died’ • 1911 Census • Medal Roll. • Photo Cambs Times Apr 26th 1918
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