Arthur Baggott lived in Oldswinford and in October 1914 volunteered for war service. He joined the Worcesters and was sent in May 1915 to join the 4th Battalion at Gallipoli. He survived the costly battles of that campaign and fought through the Somme in 1916 and Third Ypres in 1917. He was wounded on two occasions and was then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in 1918. He joined the 35th Battalion in the 35th Division which was stationed north of Ypres. They were not involved in the German Spring offensives, but joined the Advance to Victory in the final battle of Ypres in September. Private Arthur Baggott was killed in action on the 21st September. He was 22 years of age and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial. He is also commemorated on the Oldswinford church Memorial, but not on the Stourbridge Memorial.
Rectory Road, Old Swinford, DY8 2HA
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