William Henry Bagley

Date of birth: 1874
Place of birth: Poplar, London
Regiment / Division: Mercantile Marine
Vessel: SS St Boswells
Rank / Service No: Greaser
Died: 10th June 1920, aged 46 years
Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial


Very little is known about William’s family life, other than his father was also called William and his mother was Emily.


William married Emily Marion Alexander in Southampton in 1905 and the couple were living at 4 Waterloo Terrace, Polygon at the 1911 Census.


It is probable that the couple did not have children and it’s not certain what happened to Emily after William’s death.


There is no indication of her passing away under the Bagley surname, so it is likely that she remarried after 1920.




St. Boswells was a tug. She was towing the Santa Theresa from Iquique in Chile to Hamburg when she struck a stray mine off Terschilling in the Netherlands.


16 crew lost their lives.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 22nd November 2016


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