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BAGG – George Royal Marines Woolwich Division 76th Company

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George Bagg by Marion Cull 2009 October EPG Gazette

Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
Land Title 1861
Naval Service Medal w Syria Clasp


NameBAGG – George
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Woolwich Division 76th Company
Regiment Number (s) 6917
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1839 / Not yet known
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/Duration


Afloat 4 years 1 month 23 days
Ashore 3 years 5 months 24 days
Served on following ships:
Stromboli – 1840-1841
Cambridge – 1841-1842
Alecto – 1842-1842
Monarch – 1842-1842
Locust – 1842-1844
Length of Service7 years 7 months 17 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th November 1846 / Woolwich England
Campaign MedalsNaval General Service Medal clasp: Syria Royal Marine Stromboli
Intended Residence at
Not known
Pension Districts1846 Bristol
1857 Wales East (Cardiff)
1850-1872 Western Australia
Pension Paid£6/0/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1818 Wedmore Axbridge Somerset England
Date/Place of BaptismBp 27th January 1819 Wedmore Somerset
Date/Place of Birth
BAGG/S Matthew
B c 1796
Date/Place of Birth
B c 1786
22nd February 1814 Wedmore Somerset
SiblingsBAGG Samuel b1816
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LEWIS Catherine
B c1822
Date/Place of Marriage19th September 1847 Tredegar Abergavenny Monmouth Wales
Children by 1st WifeSarah Ann B 30th April 1845-1848
Bp 11th November 1849 Tredegar St. George Monmouthshire
M CULL Mathew Lewis 10th June 1869 Albany Western Australia
D 31st October 1925 Albany Western Australia
Stillborn Male B 4th May 1850 aboard ship Pyrenees
Jane B 1851 York Western Australia
M MEYERS James 1917 Albany WA
D 13th May 1930 Albany WA
Samuel B 1853 York Western Australia
M ROBINSON Elizabeth 28th January 1868 Kojonup WA daughter of EPG John Robinson
D June 1921 Katanning WA
Bur 8th June 1921 Katanning WA
Matilda 1855 York Western Australia
D 1st August 1856 York Western Australia
George Morris B 1858 York Western Australia
M McHUGH Margaret Jane 1889 Albany Western Australia
D 25th May 1937 Plantagenet Western Australia
Charles b 1860 York WA
D 10/11th February 1934 Katanning WA
Buried Broomhill WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
20th November 1853 Granted Location P3 4 acres York Western Australia
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 5th April 1865 page 2 Death of Catherine Bagg
Mount Barker and Denmark Record Friday 16th May 1930 page 2 Obituary Jane Meyers
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd January 1872 Kojonup Western Australia
York Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
March 1865 York Western Australia
York Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationServed in the operations off the coast of Syria and was present at the assault on Sidon and bombardment of St. Jean d’Acre.
Discharge due to a fracture sustained during service
Catherine Bagg (31) Pensioner’s wife delivered of still born male child on May 4th after a heavy fall while walking on the deck of the Pyrenees – she recovered.
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation.
Private George Bagg, Farm Labourer, £6, 17th January, married 1 child
Offer to purchase Suburban Location S2 York of 5 acres @ £3 per acre
In the 1859 census of York WA George Bagg a married man age 41 is living with his family. He recorded he was a protestant, occupation mason, born Somerset England and married in Wales UK
His wife Catherine was aged 42 born Wales UK as was daughter Sarah age 12 – the other children Jane 9, Samuel 7 and George 2 were all born at York WA.
He has 4 acres of hay and owns 1 cow.