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3/8605   Sergeant William R Bridgett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 16/03/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
17/03/1878
Died:
12/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age:
37
Summary
Sergeant William R Bridgett was the second son of James and Matilda Bridgett, Tamlaght, Coagh, later of Coagh Street, Cookstown, and husband of Esther Bridgett, 41 Victoria Road, Darlington, County Durham. William Bridgett had previously served with the Inniskilling Fusiliers during the Boer War in South Africa and his brother Alfred was killed at Middleburg, Transvaal in 1901. William joined the Yorkshire Regiment, enlisting in Middlesbrough, at the outbreak of the First World War, and married his wife, Esther, in May 1915. William was killed in action in Gallipoli on 12th December 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery:
Hill 10 Cemetery
North Anzac, Gallipoli
Grave Ref:
Grave 2-1-8
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Located South West of Azmak and North of the Salt Lake, the cemetery will be found on the left, 21.5 kms from the junction.
Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1 - Panel 1 Coagh
References and Links
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1 Brother - Andrew Bridgett Also served in the the war
2 Brother - Samuel Bridgett Also served in the the war
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