Captain John Frederick Bagot

Service number 97
Ranks Held Captain, Second Lieutenant
Birth Date 1886-02-13
Death Date 1961-03-30
Final Rank Captain
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24

John Frederick Bagot was born on 13 February 1886 in Grange, South Australia. At the time of enlisting in the First World War he was 28 years old and a farmer. Bagot enlisted during September 1914, initially training with the 9th Light Horse at the Morphettville camp, before transferring to the 13th Light Horse at Broadmeadows. Bagot married Eileen "Billie" Dubois Ive, the week before he embarked. He embarked on 28 May 1915, holding the rank of second lieutenant. He arrived on Gallipoli in September, serving there for four months. From July 1916 he was on the Western Front. Bagot was promoted to the rank of captain in November 1917. He received a Mentioned in Despatches certificate, dated 7th April 1918, "for gallant and distinguished services in the Field". Bagot returned to Australia in February 1919, and discharged on 18 May 1919.



Date of birth 13 February 1886
Date of enlistment 15 September 1914
Date of embarkation 12 May 1915
Date returned to Australia 07 February 1919
Date of death 30 March 1961