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Clarence BAILEY

Regimental number2849
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolLithgow Street State School, Abbotsford, Victoria
Address258 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.25"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M Bailey, 258 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Lewis Robert and Adelaide Miriam BAILEY, 258 Victoria Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 19 July 1916.'

Red Cross File No 180505 has statement from 3275 W.H. UPTON, 58th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 4 October 1916: 'If Bailey comes from Richmond, Victoria, he was killed at Fleurbaix in the charge out in No Man's Land on July 19th; he was close to me[,] I saw him lying beside me. He was big, stout, broad and fat about 13 stone. He was pal of mine.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Clarence
Red Cross File No 180505

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