25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


 William was born in Windlesham in 1893 the son of George Baigent, a nursery labourer, and Susan (nee Holmes).

He was a bricklayer before the war.

He married Ada Rapley, and had four children.

Medal card : Pte. - 25th London Regt. No's 2597 & 741100
[1/25th Regt. Address Book*] - 'C' Coy. - Millbrook Cottage, Chobham, Woking.

He served in India and participated in the Waziristan campaign in 1917 as confirmed by the medal roll. The crop he is holding may indicate that William may have been working with the battalion's pack animals.


William is on the far left.
This photo is taken in England, and shows the soldiers with white cap bands, usually used in exercises and manoeuvres.
It may have been before the war as the men do not have the battalion belt buckles.

Marion Mills - photos

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