Rhode Island. Marksman Badge 1901, Bagshaw

Product ID: B-2024
Country: United States
Condition: VF

Rhode Island. Rhode Island Militia Marksman Badge, with top bar “Marksman 1901”, engraved “F. Bagshaw”. The pendant and top bar have been enameled in blue.

Frank George Bagshaw enlisted in the Navy in 1896, but deserted from USS Nashville at the end of the Spanish-American War. During World War I, he joined the Rhode Island Militia and served as a sergeant before joining the Air Service in 1918. He was discharged from the Air Service after four months because of a dependant family and returned to Rhode Island, where joined the National Guard. In 1923, Congress removed the desertion charge from his record.