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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/03/1878
Died: 12/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hill 10 Cemetery
  North Anzac, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Grave 2-1-8
CWGC Casualty 607016
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

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 First Cookstown Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Cookstown
3 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
4 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
5 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 96
References and Links
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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 Photo of Sergeant William Bridgett's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Sergeant W Bridgett
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Sergeant William R Bridgett
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant William R Bridgett's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023