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Regimental number2777
Place of birthBraidwood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressNorthcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nora Bailey, 6 Mitchell Street, Northcote Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Boer War: New South Wales Bushman Contingent; 1st Commonwealth Victoria Regiment; 5 years in the 6th Australian Infantry Regiment.
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)ENTRY INCOMPLETE: NAA file yet to be fully accessed..
Other details

Statutory Declaration made by Sarah Kilby BAILEY, 71 Tarrangower Street, Yarraville, Victoria, 8 October 1917, to the effect that she was the lawful wife of George BAILEY, having married him on 14 August 1901; he subsequently having entered into a bigamous marriage with Nora BAILEY.

Found guilty by General Court Martial, Sutton Veny, 19 September 1919, of abseting himself from No 2 Group from 22 August until surrendering himself at London on 10 September 1919. In his defence BAILEY stated: 'I have made a fool of myself. I got the worse for drink and although I fully intended to come back next morning I was too ashamed of myself to do so. When I recovered myself again I surrendered to the Corporal of the Guard Warwick Square at midnight on the 9/10th September 1919.' Sentenced to loss of seniority and precedence: appointment as Lieutenant to be from 23 September 1919; and to be severely reprimanded.

Commission cancelled for Absence without Leave, 1 April 1920.

Deemed not eligible for War Medals.

Restoration of medal entitlements recommended by Board, 20 June 1923.

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