Oliver Walton Bagby – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

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HIT BY SHELL WHILE TESTING

Lieutenant Commander Oliver W. Bagby At Naval Hospital

WASHINGTON, March 10, 1925 – Lieutenant Commander Oliver W. Bagby, of Missouri, attached to the Naval Proving Grounds, Dahlgren, Virginia, was seriously injured today while testing a shell at the proving grounds.

The Navy Department was informed that a piece of the exploding shell ricocheted out of the bomb proof compartment in which the test burst was fired, into that in which the officer was standing, striking him in the chest.  The full extent of his injuries had not been ascertained when the report was transmitted.  He was brought to the Naval Hospital in Washington for treatment.

WEBMASTER NOTE: His wife was a daughter of Henry Ware Lawton, Major General, United States Army, a Medal of Honor recipient, who was killed in action during the Philippine Insurrection.  His son, Oliver Walton Bagby, Jr., Captain, United States Navy, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


BAGBY, OLIVER WALTON

  • Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/12/1925
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2814
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BAGBY, LOUISE LAWTON

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/21/1892
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1961
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2814
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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