The AIF Project


Regimental number1980
Place of birthWorkington, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGeneral worker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Bailiff, Church Street, Workington Cumberland, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1916
Age at death25
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row G, Grave No. 2 ), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915; to hospital sick, 30 August 1915; embarked for Malta, 10 September 1915 (enteric); admitted to St David's Hospital, Malta, 15 September 1915; embarked for England; 15 September 1915; admitted to Fulham Hospital, 23 September 1915.

Embarded Weymouth to rejoin unit, 16 February 1916; marched into Australian Overseas Base, Gheziereh, Egypt, 1 March 1916; marched out to join unit, 3 March 1916; rejoined 16th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 5 March 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 3 April 1916 (ring worm); discharged to duty, 30 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Killed in action, France, 31 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILIFF James

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