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Regimental number2044
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCreswick PO, Creswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, Fred Bailey, Creswick PO, Creswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 41), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine BAILEY. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2279 CPL Charles BAILEY, INF 37, killed in action Messines, Belgium.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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