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Regimental number688
Place of birthBootle, Liverpool, England
Other NamesAndrew John
SchoolGrey Street Council School, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
Address3 Roy Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.75"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Bailey, 58 Dryden Street, Bootle, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, Anzac, 31 October 1915 (ottorrhoea), and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; rejoined Bn, 14 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916, of being absent without leave, 2100, 18 January, to 0900, 19 January 1916: awarded 2 days' detention, and forfeited 3 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 25 January 1916 (gonorrhoea); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 26 January 1916, and to Isolation Hospital, Abbassia same day; discharged to duty, 11 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 46 days.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 26 April 1916 (gonorrhoea), and transferred same day to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia; discharged to duty, 2 May 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 7 days. Rejoined Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 2 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Note on Red Cross File No 180403: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Andrew
Red Cross File No 180403

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