BAGSHAW, Robert Alexander Johnston
(Service number 83769)

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Date 20 November 1879 Place of Birth Dunedin

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment 27 Trafalgar Street, Timaru
Occupation Wool clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs M. A. BAGSHAW (wife), 27 Trafalgar Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Date 27 October 1943 Age 63 years
Place of Death 14 Allister Avenue, Christchurch (residence)
Notices Evening Star, 27 October 1943; Otago Daily Times, 28 October 1943; Press, 28 October 1943
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Biographical Notes

Robert Alexander Johnston Bagshaw was the son of Robert Hunter Jessieman Bagshaw, from Dundee, Scotland, and his wife, Margaret Johnston, from the Shetland Islands. Young Robert was educated at Kaikorai School and Otago Boys' High School. He married Marguerite Augusta Brophy in 1907 at Dunedin. Late in 1917 he was drawn in the Second Ballot for Second Division Class A drafts.When he enlisted, he was a clerk for Dalgety & Co, Timaru, having started with Dalgety & Co on leaving school. While in Timaru he became a member of the Lodge of St John. In 191 Robert and Marguerite moved to Christchurch.


Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917, Evening Star, 27 October 1942, Otago Daily Times, 28 October, Press, 28 October 1943 [x 2] (Papers Past) [08 August 2015; 30 December 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; School Admission record [21 December 2019]

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