Sargent, Richard Baggley

Personal Details

First nameRichard
Middle nameBaggley
Place of birthNottingham Notts, England
Date of death05/03/1888
Age at death30 years


Son of Richard Baggley Sargent & Jane Waterfield

Husband of Isabella Crosbie m.14/03/1885
Father of Isabella b.4/01/1888 d.15/08/1888


31 Mar 1888 – Family Notices
SARGENT.―On the 5th March, of typhoid fever, Richard//Bagglie Sargent, wardsman of the Muttaburra Hospital, leaving a widow and one child to mourn their loss. Aged 30 years. (Deeply regretted and fondly /loved.)
[Source: Family Notices. (1888, March 31). The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 – 1929), p. 16. Retrieved July 26, 2015, from]


Muttaburra Hospital
Finish Date1888

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Grave number78
OccupationHospital Wardsman
Date of funeral06/03/1888

Died from Typhoid fever

The Western Champion Tuesday 13 March 1888
I have one sad event to record, namely, the death of our hospital wardsman, Mr. Richard Sargeant, from typhoid fever. He had been ill for four weeks. Some fortnight previous to his death, which occurred on Monday afternoon last, he was so far recovered as to have been considered out of danger; but it appears, from all accounts, that he went out into the verandah of the hospital during the wet weather, being anxious to resume his duties, and catching cold relapsed, and after a great struggle for life, succumbed as above recorded.
His funeral, which took place on Tuesday, was largely attended, and the burial service of the Church of England was, in the absence of Rev. Lester-Lester, read by Mr. Scott, P.M. The deceased was much respected, and was a most efficient wardsman, and it is more than probable that he contracted the disease which caused his death whilst attending on a patient named Wilson, who died in the hospital some five weeks since. Of him, therefore, it may truly be said he died doing his duty. He leaves a wife and child.
[source: Muttaburra Mems. (1888, March 13). The Western Champion (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld. : 1879 – 1891), p. 2. Retrieved November 9, 2013, from]