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Allan Stewart BAILEY

Regimental number2578
Place of birthCorryong, Victoria
AddressCorryong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height6' 0.25"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Bailey, Corryong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 May 1919
Discharge date16 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1790 Pte Stanley Hector BAILEY, 37th Bn, died of wounds, 29 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 22-25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face); admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 25 July 1916; transferred to England, 28 July 1916, and admitted to Military Hospital, Chatham; discharged on furlough, date not recorded.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 March 1917 (scabies); discharged from hospital, 22 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917.

Admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 17 April 1917 (mumps); transferred to Convalescent Depot, 29 May 1917; rejoined 7th Bn, in the field, 12 June 1917.

On leave to England, 28 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 February 1918.

Appointed Driver, 28 October 1918.

On leave to England, 7 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 21 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Soudan', 22 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 16 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 December 1961
Place of burialCorryong Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Allan Stewart

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