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David Lindsay BAILEY

Regimental number20116
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
Other NamesBAILEY, David Lindsay
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWood machinist
AddressDurham Road, Sunshine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.25"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Bailey, Durham Road, Sunshine, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Junior Cadets, and in the 20th Battery, Australian Field Artillery, 1915-16.
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll111th Howitzer Battery, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death15 October 1917
Place of burialGodwaersvelde British Cemetery (Plot I, Row O, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Lucie BAILEY, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 February 1917, pending absorption into 11th Field Artillery Brigade. Taken on strength, 11th FAB, and posted to 111th Battery, 9 March 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 1 June 1917 (scabies); rejoined unit from hospital, 21 June 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 6 October 1917 (gun shot wound back, penetrating chest and abdomen); admitted same day to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; died of wounds, 15 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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