Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
ff
3/8605   Sergeant William R Bridgett
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (British Army)
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.
Read more on Sergeant William R Bridgett
 William R Bridgett
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hill 10 Cemetery
  North Anzac, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Grave 2-1-8
CWGC Casualty 607016
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

No Memorial Name Townland
1 First Cookstown Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
3 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 96
References and Links
No Link Reference Doc
1 1901 Census lists Bridgett family 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 9 in Coagh St Lane
2 1911 Census lists Bridgett family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 4 in Coagh Street Lane, Cookstown
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Sergeant W Bridgett