Wilfred Campbell BAILEY

BAILEY, Wilfred Campbell

Service Number: 4244
Enlisted: 8 June 1916, 11th reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia, 20 April 1888
Home Town: Tamworth, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Gourie Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 March 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai
(Row B, Grave No. 39), Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Duri Honor Roll WW1, Duri Warral Honour Roll, Tamworth ANZAC Park Memorial Gates, Tamworth ANZAC Park Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4244, 29th Infantry Battalion, 11th reinforcements
3 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 4244, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
3 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 4244, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His brother 50 Corporal Vivian Robert Bailey 30th Battalion AIF was killed in action 12 months later to the day on the 23rd March 1918. Age 25.

Both sons of Robert John and Emily Bailey, of Cardiff, New South Wales.