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Reginald Walter BAILEY

Regimental number1726
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mr Mills, St Lukes, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Bailey, 20 St Johns Avenue, Harlesden, NW London, England
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "22 April 1917 (Awarded 1 May 1917)"

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 15th April in the vicinity of LONGATTE, the 43rd Battery was heavily shelled. Gunner BAILEY, under heavy shell fire, showed great courage and coolness in rescuing a wounded man from a burning ammunition pit, which hostile shelling had ignited.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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