Charles Bagley

Medals awarded

  • Defence Medal 1939-45
  • War Medal 1939-45
  • General Service Medal 1918-62
    Clasp: Malaya
  • General Service Medal 1962-1999
    Clasp: South Arabia
    Clasp: Radfan
  • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Medals are shown left to right, as per the bullet point list above.

Charlie Bagley was in the York and Lancaster Regiment until being transferred to the Green Howards in 1949 to serve in Malaya.

He later with the regiment’s 1st Battalion in Iserlohn in Germany, North Africa, and Colchester but also served the requisite number of days to qualify for the General Service medal with Radfan and South Arabian clasp.

The Radfan clasp was awarded to soldiers for service in operations in the Radfan area of South Arabia during the period 25 April, to the 31 July 1964 who had 14 days or more continuous service in the operational area and was on the posted or attached strength of any unit serving in the South Arabian Federation.

Sergeant ‘Doc’ Bagley died in November 1992, aged 66 years. The regimental secretary, who served with Charlie in Hong Kong in the late 1950s, recalled, “He was of a most cheerful disposition and could be relied to bring a smile to anyone’s face at any time.”