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Ernest Lionel BAILEY

Regimental number2585
Place of birthSydenham, London, England
SchoolSt Michael's School, Sydenham, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressMeekatharra, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, James Edward Bailey, 25 Dasset Road, West Norwood, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Salvage Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLetter from CO: "He was intensely keen about the patched up machine guns which he used toi procure from Salvage and Ordnance, and the Great Australian War Mureum when it finally stands in the Australian Capital will be a monument to him, for it is his work that thousands upon thousands of Australians will see as they walk down those galleries."
FateDied as a result of accident 17 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVignacourt, nr Amiens, France
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave no. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Edward BAILEY; husband of Emily BAILEY, "Holmlands", Kayll Road, Sunderland, England. Native of Sydenham, London England

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