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SGT Alfred Paget

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SGT Alfred Paget

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 9 Oct 1919 (aged 40)
Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Burial Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Plot Mlty-0228-0
Memorial ID 111622561 View Source
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Actor, Film Director. He was a prolific actor of the silent film era having appeared in over 200 films. He will be best remembered for his role as 'Prince Belshazzar' in director D.W. Griffith's historical epic film "Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout The Ages (1916). The film which also stars Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, and Robert Harron, tells the story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, who is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history. He had also worked previously with director D.W. Griffith on some earlier films including, "The Squaw's Love" (1911), with Mabel Normand, and "The Lesser Evil" (1912), with Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, and Edwin August. He was born in London, England, on June 2, 1879, and he had an illustrious military career before turning to a career in acting. He was a member of the Royal Horse Guards (or The Royal Regiment of Horse Guards) and served with them in the British Army from 1899 to 1903. He also served in South Africa during the Second Boer War from July 1900 to November 1900. For his military service, he was awarded the prestigious Queen's South Africa Medal (is a British campaign medal awarded to British and Colonial military personnel, and to civilians employed in an official capacity, who served in the Second Boer War in South Africa) with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, and Transvaal. He then traveled to Canada in April of 1918 and enrolled in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (or CEF) and was assigned to the 34th Fort Garry Horse Depot Squadron in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as an instructor. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant because of his previous military service and military experience. During his military career, he had become interested in acting and he began appearing in films and on stage. He traveled extensively between England, Canada, and the United States, making his films. He made his actual debut in another one of director D.W. Griffith's films, the comedy short, "Smoked Husband" (1908), which also starred Florence Lawrence, George Gebhardt, Linda Arvidson, Robert Harron, and John R. Cumpson. Besides, "Smoked Husband" (1908), "The Squaw's Love" (1911), "The Lesser Evil" (1912), and "Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout The Ages" (1916), his many other film credits include, "The Zulu Heart" (1908),"Romance Of A Jewess" (1908), "The Song Of The Shirt" (1908), "The Politician's Love Story" (1908), "The Slave" (1909), "The Mended Lute" (1909), "The Redman's View" (1909), "The Honor Of His Family" (1910), "The Woman From Mellon's" (1910), "The Duke's Plan" (1910), "The Newlyweds" (1910), "The Thread Of Destiny" (1910), "in Old California" (1910), "The Converts" (1910), "The Love Of Lady Irma" (1910), "The Twisted Trail" (1910), "Gold Is Not All" (1910), "The Two Brothers" (1910), "A Romance Of The Western Hills" (1910), "The Way Of The World" (1910), "The Gold Seekers" (1910), "The Unchanging Sea" (1910), "Love Among The Roses" (1910), "Over Silent Paths" (1910), "The Impalement" (1910), "The Purgation" (1910), "A Child Of The Ghetto" (1910), "A Victim Of Jealousy" (1910), "In The Border States" (1910), "The Face At The Window" (1910), "A Child's Impulse" (1910), "A Midnight Cupid" (1910), "What The Daisy Said" (1910), "A Child's Faith" (1910), "A Flash Of Light" (1910), "As The Bells Rang Out" (1910), "The Call To Arms" (1910), "Unexpected Help" (1910), "An Arcadian Maid" (1910), "Her Father's Pride" (1910), "The House With Closed Shutters" (1910), "A Salutary Lesson" (1910), "The Usurer" (1910), "Wilful Peggy" (1910), "The Modern Prodigal" (1910), "Muggsy Becomes A Hero" (1910), "Little Angels Of Luck" (1910), "A Mohawk's Way" (1910), "In Life's Cycle" (1910), "The Oath And The Man" (1910), "Rose o' Salem Town" (1910), "Examination Day At School" (1910), "The Iconoclast" (1910), "The Chink At Golden Gulch" (1910), "The Masher" (1910), "The Broken Doll" (1910), "The Brinker's Daughters" (1910), "The Message Of The Violin" (1910), "Two Little Waifs" (1910), "Waiter No.5" (1910), "The Fugitive" (1910), "Simple Charity" (1910), "The Song Of The Wildwood Flute" (1910), "A Plain Song" (1910), "A Child's Stratagem" (1910), "The Golden Supper" (1910), "The Lesson" (1910), "White Roses" (1910), "Winning Back His Love" (1910), "The Two Paths" (1911), "His Trust: The Faithful Devotion And Self-Sacrifice Of An Old Negro Servant" (1911), "Fate's Turning" (1911), "The Poor Sick Men" (1911), "Three Sisters" (1911), "Heart Beats Of Long Ago" (1911), "What Shall We Do With Our Old? " (1911), "Fisher Folks" (1911), "The Lily Of The Tenements" (1911), "A Decree Of Destiny" (1911), "Conscience" (1911), "Was He A Coward?" (1911), "Teaching Dad To Like Her" (1911), "Cured" (1911), "The Spanish Gypsy" (1911), "Priscilla And The Umbrella" (1911), "The Chief's Daughter" (1911), "Madame Rex" (1911), "A Knight Of The Road" (1911), "His Mother's Scarf" (1911), "The Two Sides" (1911), "In The Days Of '49" (1911), "The New Dress" (1911), "The Crooked Road" (1911), "Enoch Arden: Part I" (1911), "The Primal Call" (1911), "Fighting Blood" (1911), "Bobby, The Coward" (1911), "The Indian Brothers" (1911), "A Country Cupid" (1911), "The Last Drops Of Water" (1911), "Out From The Shadow" (1911), "The Sorrowful Example" (1911), "The Blind Princess And The Poet" (1911), "The Rose Of Kentucky" (1911), "Swords And Hearts" (1911), "The Baron" (1911), "Trailing The Counterfeiter" (1911), "The Adventures Of Billy" (1911), "The Long Road" (1911), "The Battle" (1911), "The Miser's Heart" (1911), "A Woman Scorned" (1911), "The Failure" (1911), "A Terrible Discovery" (1911), "The Baby And The Stork" (1912), "The Old Bookkeeper" (1912), "For His Son" (1912), "Billy's Stratagem" (1912), "Under Burning Skies" (1912), "A String Of Pearls" (1912), "The Girl And Her Trust" (1912), "Iola's Promise" (1912), "The Root Of Evil" (1912), "The Goddess Of Sagebrush Gulch" (1912), "Help! Help!" (1912), "The Old Actor" (1912), "A Lodging For The Night" (1912), "When Kings Were The Law" (1912), "A Close Call" (1912), "A Beast At Bay" (1912), "Algy The Watchman" (1912), "Home Folks" (1912), "A Temporary Truce" (1912), "Lena And The Geese" (1912), "The Spirit Awakened" (1912), "A Dash Through The Clouds" (1912), "The School Teacher And The Waif" (1912), "One Round O'Brien" (1912), "The Would-Be Shriner" (1912), "Black Sheep" (1912), "The Narrow Road" (1912), "The Tourists" (1912), "A Child's Remorse" (1912), "The Inner Circle" (1912), "A Pueblo Legend" (1912), "Blind Love" (1912), "Two Daughters Of Eve" (1912), "The Chief's Blanket" (1912), "In The Aisles Of The Wild" (1912), "The Musketeers Of Pig Alley" (1912), "Heredity" (1912), "Gold And Glitter" (1912), "My Baby" (1912), "The Informer" (1912), "Brutality" (1912), "The New York Hat" (1912), "My Hero" (1912), "The Burglar's Dilemma" (1912), "The Massacre" (1912), "A Cry For Help" (1912), "Bill Bogg's Windfall" (1912), "The Telephone Girl And The Lady" (1913), "An Adventure In The Autumn Woods" (1913), "The Tender Hearted Boy" (1913), "Oil And Water" (1913), "Drink's Lure" (1913), "Broken Ways" (1913), "A Girl's Stratagem" (1913), "The Sheriff's Baby" (1913), "A Misunderstood Boy" (1913), "The Left-Handed Man" (1913), "The Tenderfoot's Money" (1913), "The House Of Darkness" (1913), "A Rainy Day" (1913), "The Yaqui Cur" (1913), "Just Gold" (1913), "A Timely Interception" (1913), "Red Hicks Defies The World" (1913), "Death's Marathon" (1913), "Almost A Wild Man" (1913), "The Mothering Heart" (1913), "The Mother's Oath" (1913), "The Reformers, Or, The Lost Art Of Minding One's Business" (1913), "A Gambler's Honor" (1913), "The Work Habit" (1913), "Two Men Of The Desert" (1913), "The Birthday Ring" (1913, which he directed), "A Woman In The Ultimate" (1913), "A Modest Hero" (1913), "An Unjust Suspicion" (1913), "The Chieftain's Son" (1913), "His Inspiration" (1913), "By Man's Law" (1913), "The Conscience Of Hassan Bey" (1913), "Her Wedding Bell" (1913), "The Battle Of Elderbush Gulch" (1913), "Judith Of Bethulia" (1914), "The Primitive Man" (1914), "The Rebellion Of Kitty Belle" (1914), "The Secret Nest" (1914), "The Backslider" (1914), "The War Of Wealth" (1914), "The Spirit Of Jealousy" (1914), "The First Law" (1914), "The Broken Rose" (1914), "Hearts Of Gold" (1914), "The Fleur-de-Lis Ring" (1914), "The Way Back" (1914), "The Deacon's Son" (1914), "A Matter Of Court" (1944), "The House Of Silence" (1914), "Enoch Arden" (1915), "The Absentee" (1915), "Strathmore" (1915), "Gridley's Wife" (1915), "The Deadly Focus" (1915), "In Old Mexico" (1915), "Tangled Paths" (1915), "The Lamb" (1915), "The Gambler Of The West" (1915), "Martyrs Of The Alamo" (1915), "A Romance Of The Alps" (1915), "The Friends Of The Sea" (1915), "The Opal Pin" (1915), "The Bankhurst Mystery" (1915), "The Decoy" (1915), "The Smugglers" (1916), "The Indian" (1916), "The Old Folks At Home" (1916), "The Heiress At Coffee's Dan's (1916), "Pathways Of Life" (1916), "Nina, The Flower Girl" (1917), "Big Timber" (1917), "Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp" (1917), "The Fair Barbarian" (1917), "Cupid's Roundup" (1918), "The Girl With The Champagne Eyes" (1918), and his last film in the role of 'Ben Grant' in "When A Girl Loves" (1918). He also appeared on the Broadway stage in New York in the plays, "The Goddess Of Reason" which ran from February 15, 1909-March 18, 1909), and "The Bridge" which ran from September 4, 1909-October 1909. In his off-screen life he was known as George Hargreaves. He was married to Leila Edna Halstead Paget (1884-1972), from 1916 until his death. The couple had no children. His career was tragically cut short when he passed away on October 8, 1919, at the age of 30, at the Manitoba Military Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, after contracting a rare form of malarial fever. Following his death, he was laid to rest in the Military Section at Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His wife Leila passed away on March 23, 1972, at the age of 88, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and was buried at the Royal Oak Burial Park in that city.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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2147819 Sergeant
Alfred Paget
Ft. Garry Horse, C.E.F.
9th Oct. 1919.
Gone but not forgotten.


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