Keith BAYLEY

BAYLEY, Keith

Service Numbers: 955, N82285
Enlisted: 11 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 1st Cavalry Division
Born: Calcutta, India, 3 February 1891
Home Town: North Sydney, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: North Sydney CofE Grammar School
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Died of Illness, Sydney, New South Wales, 26 February 1947, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Wentworth Falls General Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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Peacetime

11 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales

World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 955, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
19 Aug 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 955, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas A60, Sydney
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion

Peacetime

9 Aug 1918: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

6 Dec 1941: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, SN N82285, 1st Cavalry Division, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
19 Aug 1944: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant Colonel, SN N82285, 1st Cavalry Division

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Biography

"MRS. MINNIE BAYLEY has received an official message, stating that her eldest son, Olaf, who for two years was yeoman signaller on H.M.A.S. Melbourne, has died in London of cerebral meningitis. He was a grandson of the late Mr. C. H. Ohlfsen-Bagge, who for many years was engineer-in-chief of the Sydney Water and Sewerage Board. He was 23 years of age. Mrs. Bayley has also been informed that her second and only surviving son, Keith, has been wounded in France. Lieut. Keith Bayley left Sydney last December, he and his brother (who were educated at the Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney) both took part in the New Guinea campaign."from the Sydney Mail 16 May 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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