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Full Name: Albert Eric Ralston Bagnall
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): Albert Eric Ralston
Surname: Bagnall
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 49066
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Civil servant
Next of Kin: Mrs E. Bagnall (mother), 29 Mason's Avenue, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 27th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Embarkation Date: 12 June 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 87
Vessel: Tahiti
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 67
Page on Nominal Roll: 11
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 26 August 1918
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Reference: VI.B.18.
Memorial Name:
  • Turua Roll of Honour, 1914-1918
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Obituary: Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1918.
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Emma and the late Albert Edward Bagnall, of 33 Sarsfield Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.
  • Attended Auckland Grammar School.
Description of Image: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Babb A.P.T. - Baildon W. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References:
  • Archives New Zealand Auckland Regional Office - Archives reference - BBAE 1569/12686 - Gunner Albert Eric Ralston Bagnall (died 26 August 1918).
  • Letter to family from France dated 21 August 1918
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, Third term. p.22.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. [1913-]. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School.
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