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Herbert Ernest BAILEY

Regimental number480
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
SchoolNorth Portland State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPortland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Walter Bailey, Portland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No.2 (PlotXXXVIII, Row E, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: CPL EJ. Bailey, INF 8, RA
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915; admitted to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 19 August 1915 (influenza); transferred to Mudros, 19 August 1915; to Bethnal Green Military Hospital, London, 1 September 1915 (influenza and diarrhoea).

Disembarked Alexandria, 13 January 1916; rejoined 8th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 14 January 1916.

To be Temporary Corporal, Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 9 April 1916.

Killed in action, Pozieres, 18 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Herbert Ernest

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