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Regimental number9816
Date of birth1892
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
AddressBeamish Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.7
Height6' 1"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Bailey, Beamish Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date5 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit: deafness), Sydney, 5 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 January 1959
Age at death66
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall 6 Niche 66), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Walter

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