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Coagh - Those That Served
41445   Private Andrew Bridgett
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Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 28/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
24th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
19/03/1888
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Andrew Bridgett was the son of James and Matilda Bridgett. He was born on 19th March 1888 in Tamlaght, Coagh. He was one of twelve children, ten surviving. The family moved to Cookstown about 1893. By 1901, Andrew had left school and was a painterís apprentice. His father was an ironmonger and yard man. His brother Alfred was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in 1901. He enlisted initially in 1907, joining the 8th Hussars. Private Bridgett was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 27th June 1916. Private Andrew Bridgett was officially demobilized on 4th March 1919 from the 24th Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps. He had served for almost ten years.
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1 1901 Census lists Bridgett family Lists Andrew as age 13, living with the family at house 9 in Coagh St Lane
2 1911 Census lists Bridgett family Does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 4 in Coagh Street Lane, Cookstown
3 Brother - Samuel Bridgett Also served in the the war
4 Brother - William Bridgett Also served. Died in the the war
5 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Private Andrew Bridgett Military Papers (35 pages)
6 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Details of brother Alfred - killed in Boer War
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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