John Charles BAILEY

BAILEY, John Charles

Service Number: 1116
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 24 July 1894
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sturt Street Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 April 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1116, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1116, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1116, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1116, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
24 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1116, 50th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

Killed in Action

Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau files, 1DRL/0428

He was in B.Coy. and was single. He had both his legs blown off by a shell at Mont St. Quentin in the early morning, just before the hop over. The S/Bearers were carrying out and the Germans advanced and both the S/Bearers D/Wounds. The body was found by some of our men the same afternoon, dead. It was taken back and buried.

Inf: - Pte J.M. White, 3493
50th Australians. B. Coy

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Son of William BAILEY and Rose Anna nee WALSH