PRIVATE FIRST CLASS BURTON DALLAS BAGG was born in Bridgeton NJ on April 22, 1895 to Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Bagg. The elder Bagg was a florist. The family had moved to a house on Hartford-Medford Road in the Hartford section of Mt. Laurel Township NJ sometime after June of 1900. Besides Burton there were at least five other children, Bessie, William, Katherine, Mary, and John.
Burton Bagg registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. At that time he was living with his mother and father in the Hartford section of Mt. Laurel Township NJ. He was employed as an operations clerk by the Pennsylvania Railroad at Seaside Park NJ.
Assigned to Company A, 309th Infantry Regiment, Private First Class Bagg was killed in action while serving in France on October 20, 1918.
Prior to joining the military, Burton Bagg been a member of the Ottawa tribe of the patriotic fraternal organization, the Improved Order of Red Men, and his name was inscribed on the war memorial that group had erected at Pulaski Park on Haddon Avenue. The monument was moved in 1981 to Tuckerton NJ, where it stands today.
Private Bagg's mother was still living in Mt. Laurel as late as 1930, when she registered to make the government paid for pilgrimage to her sons final resting place in France..
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