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Harold BAILEY

Regimental number2058
Place of birthPetersfield, Hampshire, England
SchoolPetersfield Board School, Hampshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationValet
AddressRunnymede, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9.25"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinBrother, George Bailey, Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2058
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 12), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Harriett BAILEY, Petersfield, Hants, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 21 July 1915; taken on strength, 6th Bn, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915; admitted to hospital, Malta, 12 August 1915 (officer's orderly).

Disembarked Alexandria from England, 13 January 1916; rejoined 6th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 15 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 25 July 1916; admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, arm, neck and shoulder); transferred to No 6 Motor Ambulance, 25 July 1916; to No 3 Casuatly Clearing Station, 25 July 1916; to Ambulance Train No 20, 26 July 1916; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916; embarked for England, 1 August 1916; admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 2 August 1916; to Woodcote Park Council Hospital, Epsom, 9 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 December 1916; marched into 1st Australian Base Depot, Etaples, 15 December 1916; rejoined 6th Bn, 15 December 1916.

[no details of service between 15 December 1916 and 13 December 1917].

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 13 December 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to 14th Field Rest Station, 13 December 1917; to 5th Australian Division Receiving Station, 14 December 1917; to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 16 December 1917; rejoined unit, 29 December 1917.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 7 January 1918; returned from leave, 24 January 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 17 May 1918 (septic traumatic abrasions, face); transferred to 1st Divisional Rest Station, 17 May 1918; to No 15 Casualty Clearing Station, 17 May 1918 (impetigo); to No 25 General Hospital, 17 May 1918; discharged to Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Havre, 15 June 1918; marched out to unit, 11 July 1918; rejoined unit, 16 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1918; admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 24 August 1918 (gun shot wound, back); transferred to No 41 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 August 1918; to Ambulance Train No 34, 24 August 1918; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 24 August 1918; died of wounds, 26 August 1918

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Harold

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