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Charles Douglas BAILEY

Regimental number6129
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOatlands, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Bailey, Oatlands, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'Near HOOGE on 20th September, 1917. Whilst acting as linesman and runner with Liaison Officer, Right Battalion, under very heavy shell and machine gun fire he kept communication going between Brigade Headquarters and the front line. On three successive occasions he ran back to Brigade Headquarters through a very heavy barrage, showing a total disregard of personal danger and his coolness and devotion to duty during the whole engagement were of the highest standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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