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Remembered Today:

Prisoner of War for 4 years

Anthony Bagshaw

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Browsing the CWGC website, came across this chap who was a Sherwood Foresters. Tragic


Initials: A A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers

Unit Text: 46th Bn.

Secondary Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Secondary Unit Text: formerly 2nd Bn.

Age: 23

Date of Death: 13/09/1919

Service No: 130850

Additional information: Son of the late Walter and Sarah Burrows. Also served in France. Volunteered for service in Russia after being a Prisoner of War 4 years and 3 months.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead


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As you say, tragic, and he so nearly made it home. Formerly 2/12156 Notts. and Derby it seems he may have been the last man in the 46th Bn. to be kia whilst they were withdrawing down the Dvina, having pulled out of the Troitsa line on the 10th Sept.


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