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Predicate Object 02 May 2014 2014-05-02T00:00:00.000Z 2014-05-02T00:00:00.000Z 2014.34.3 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2014.34.3 Gift of Vyvien Palmer and Warwick Bagnall 2014-05-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:41:46.961Z 70 World War 1/wars casualties/wars Commemorative Memorial Plaque, WW1; issued to next of kin of 4/70 | 15093 Private Lemuel John (Jack) Bagnall, Auckland Infantry Battalon, killed in action, WWI, 26 March 1918. Jack Bagnall had two periods of service a) 4/70 Samoa Advance Party b) 15093 Auckland Infantry Regiment When war broke out in 1914 Jack Bagnall of Ponsonby, born in Thames on 10th June 1894 [1895], was working as a porter with the New Zealand Railways Department. He had previous military experience with the Railway Battalion, and No 3 Company NZ Field Engineers. He signed up in Auckland on 11th August and joined the Samoa Advance party. Following his return from Samoa he returned to the Railways but joined a second time in March 1916. After three months training in NZ embarked with the 14th Reinforcements, arriving in the UK in August 1916, and fin ally joining the Auckland Regiment in the field in October that year. He was with the unit until August 1917 so presumably was present at Messines in June of that year. In August he received 2 weeks leave in the UK . He had barely returned to his unit when he was evacuated sick, and spent the next three months in and out of hospital. He rejoined his unit in January 1918. Spent a week attached to the Australian Tunnellers, and was killed in action on 26th March. This was at the time when the Germans retook their former position at Grevillers. Killed in action, 26th March 1918, and one of 450 New Zealanders who died with no known grave between March – September 1918. Commemorated Grevillers NZ Memorial, Somme Memorial Plaque, WW1, Commemorating the death of 15093 Private Lemuel John (Jack) Bagnall, Auckland Infantry Battalon, killed in action, WWI, 26 March 1918. large bronze medallion; 120mm diameter obverse: Britannia standing holding wreath over tablet on which is inscribed the name of the deceased: LEMUEL JOHN / BAGNALL; legend around: HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR; the British lion is standing right, branch of oak to right; in exergue: the British lion vanquishing the German eagle medal, commemorative
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