Joseph Horace BAILEY

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BAILEY, Joseph Horace

Service Number: 3563
Enlisted: 11 February 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, 1888
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Wellingborough public school, England
Occupation: Cook at Kalka Station, Kalka, South Australia-also Farmer.
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 31 October 1917
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 22; Ypres Belgium INSCRIPTION WE LOVED HIM BUT GOD LOVED BEST MOTHER
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Streaky Bay M*
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World War 1 Service

11 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
22 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 3563, No 4th Tunnelling Company - Headquarters No 1, HMAT Warilda, Sydney
22 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 3563, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Warilda, Sydney
22 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 3563, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), Third Ypres
22 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 3563, No 4th Tunnelling Company - Headquarters No 1, Third Ypres
31 Oct 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 3563, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Emigrated to Australia aged 22.

Wellingborough is a large market town in the Wellingborough district of Northamptonshire, England, 11 miles from Northampton on the north side of the River Nene. Originally named "Wendelingburgh", the Anglo-Saxon settlement is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Wendelburie". The town was granted a royal market charter in 1201 by King John.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 30 and the son of Annie Bailey, of the Liberal Club, Flickney, Leicester, England, and the late Joseph Austin Bailey. He is remembered on the Wellingborough War Memorial.

Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Annie and Joseph Austin Bailey