In loving memory : in loving memory of Private Victor Clarence Baigent...beloved son of Robert and Lena Baigent

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A memorial card for Private Victor Clarence Baigent, 3rd Otago Infantry Battalion, who died of influenza, Tidsworth Hospital, England, February 4th, 1919, aged 21 years. Part of the Baigent collection, AG384.
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memorial card
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1 card : col. ill. ; 12 cm
Measurements
0 - Whole = Height x Width (mm) = 115 x 77mm
Names/keywords
World War 1; 1914 - 1918; First World War; Baigent family; memorial ; death; flu; epidemic; sympathies; influenza; sympathy; health; sickness ; World War I; in memoriam;
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918
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Veterans - New Zealand - Nelson - History
Accession number
NPM2002.127.15.6
Other reference numbers
AG384 Box 2
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In loving memory: In loving memory of Private Victor Clarence Baigent...beloved son of Robert and Lena Baigent. Nelson Provincial Museum: NPM2002.127.15.6.
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Private Victor C BAIGENT (1897-1919). NZEF Service # 80326; Private, Otago Infantry Regiment, 43rd Reinforcements, NZEF. Born 2 November 1897 - at Nelson. Son of Robert & Lena Baigent - of Wakefield. Prior to enlistment for war service Victor Baigent was a farmer - at Wakefield. Victor Baigent enlisted for war service on 20 May 1918 - at Nelson. He was 20 years of age. On 2 October 1918 Private Victor Baigent left New Zealand for overseas war service - with the 43rd Reinforcements NZEF - aboard HMNZ transport ship T11 'Matatua' - from Port of Wellington. Private Victor Baigent arrived at England after the Armistice - of 11 November 1918 - that would silence the guns and end World War One. Whilst at England Private Baigent became sick with Influenza. He died at the Military Hospital - at Tidworth, Wiltshire, England. He was 21 years of age. Private Victor Baigent is buried at Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England (Grave ref: C.378). The Officiating Chaplain was Rev. T.F. Gilfillen. Private Victor Baigent is also remembered at his hometown in New Zealand - on the Wakefield War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Wakefield. For Private Victor C. Baigent's full military record refer to New Zealand Online Cenotaph: www.aucklandmusuem.com

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 04-03-2017 21:13:06