Stephen Louis BAILEY

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BAILEY, Stephen Louis

Service Number: 289
Enlisted: 1 June 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 36th Heavy Artillery Group
Born: Hamilton, Scotland, 1892
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: St Mary's School, Hamilton, Scotland
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 13 July 1917
Cemetery: Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot 1, Row I, Grave 52, Coxyde Military Cemetery, Coxyde, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 289, Perth, Western Australia
17 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 289, Siege Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 289, Siege Artillery Brigade, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
13 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 289, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, Warneton

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Biography

Arrived in Australia aged 17 years

Australian Heavy Artillery

Rank - Gunner

31 August 1915 - Found guilty - Awol: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks; forfeited a total of 1 days pay.

29 May 1916 - Found guilty - of leaving his post whilst on active dutyl, without being properly relieved: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment

23 August 1916 - To Rest Camp

29 August 1916 - Rejoined unit

16 December 1916 - Leave to England

31 December 1916 - Rejoined unit from leave

9 January 1917 - Admitted to Main Dressing Station

9 January 1917  - Transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (injury to toenail)

12 January 1917 - To Ambulance Train No 15

13 January 1917 - Entrained to 6th General Hospital, Rouen

11 February 1917 - To 2nd Convalescent Depot

21 February 1917 - Discharged to 55th Infantry Base Depot, Rouen

24 February 1917 - To Royal Garrison Artillery Base Depot

27 March 1917 - Marched out to join unit

30 March 1917 - Rejoined unit

28 May 1917 - Detached to First Aid Course

4 June 1917 - Rejoined unit

10 July 1917 - Wounded in action

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

June 1918 - Letter from a friend, F. Rodda of Glen Osmond, South Auatralia asking for news of Bailey

Also served in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery

Son of Henry Bailey and Julia Geraty. Native of Glasgow, Scotland

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