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Stephen Louis BAILEY

Regimental number289
Place of birthHamilton, Scotland
SchoolSt Mary's School, Hamilton, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressArtillery Barracks, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, P Bailey, c/- Mrs Litterick, 1 Alexander Street, Patrick, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollHeavy Artillery Group
FateDied of wounds 13 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCoxyde Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row I, Grave No. 52), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Julie BAILEY. Native of Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty, 31 August 1915, of being absent without leave: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks; forfeited a total of 1 days pay.

Found guilty, 29 May 1916, of leaving his post whilst on active duty as a sentinel, without being properly relieved: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

To Rest Camp, 23 August 1916; rejoined unit, 29 August 1916.

Leave to England, 16 December 1916; rejoined unit, 31 December 1916.

Admitted to Main Dressing Station, 9 January 1917; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 9 January 1917 (injury to toenail); to Ambulance Train No 15, 12 January 1917; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 13 January 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 11 February 1917; discharged to 55th Infantry Base Depot, Rouen, 21 February 1917; to Royal Garrison Artillery Base Depot, 24 February 1917; marched out to join unit, 27 March 1917; rejoined unit, 30 March 1917.

Detached to First Aid Course, 28 May 1917; rejoined unit, 4 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 10 July 1917; died of wounds, 13 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Stephen Louis

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