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Private. 14th Reinforcement, 11th Battalion. SN 4466. Returned, Over Age 12.11.1917

Date Enlisted 17/11/1915
Service Number SN 4466
Age of Enlistment 45 years 11 months
Place of Enlistment Perth, WA
Place of Birth Birmingham, England
Previous Military Experience WA Volunteers 3 years
Occupation Tin smith
Marital Status Married
Religion Church of England
School Attended NK
Address History Lord Street, West Guildford, WA (Wife - Jane Bailey)
Cause of Death or Invalided
Returned Invalided

Military History

Embarked Fremantle per HMAT ‘Militiades' A28 for Egypt 12.2.1916.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 14th Reinforcement, 11th Battalion.
Bailey disembarked at Suez with the 11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 10.3.1916. He joined the British Expeditionary Force at Alexandria and embarked for England in May 1916. Bailey and his unit marched in to the 3rd Training Battalion at Weymouth 20.5.1917. Bailey was deemed unfit with cardio vascular problems and constant pain.  He worked as an orderly in the Orderly Room at Weymouth and was listed as permenantly incapacitated- for early return return to Australia with a debility (poor health) and over age. On arrival at Fremantle he was admitted  No8 AGH at Fremantle where he was described as in good condition with no incapacity and discharged
Embarked England for Australia per ‘Suevic’ 27.9.1917.
Returned/Disembarked Fremantle 12.11.1917.
Discharged 6.12.1917.
Medical Condition Debility and overage.
Final Rank Private, 11th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.
Medical Condition Debility, Overage.
Awards and Medals NK.
Notes Father of Ben Bailey SN 272 KIA.
Photos HMAT 'Miltiades'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P08559.001

Information Source
AWM P08559.001.HMAT 'Miltiades'. Photographer unknown, photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial Embarkation Roll – Frank Bailey
NAA: B2455, Bailey

Lord Street, West Guildford, WA.


Associated Images

HMAT 'Miltiades'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P08559.001
HMAT 'Miltiades'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P08559.001