Bailey, George

George 

Bailey

1898 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.30047
Regiment 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
BirthplaceLeicester
DiedMay 3, 1917

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George
Bailey

George was born in 1898 in Leicester to Mark Bailey (an Australian who worked as a Midland Railway shunter ) and Eliza Fanny Tyers (nee Cave). He was the oldest of 6 children –

George 1898
William Mark 1899
Thomas 1901
Henry 1902
Emily Tyers 1905
Frank 1907

In 1901 census the family lived at 11 Frederick Rd., Leicester but George was with his maternal Grandparents, Tom and Emily Cave, at 48 Vulcan Rd.
In 1911 census they lived at the same address.

George enlisted and became Private 30047 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 3.5.1917 aged 19. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

George’s photograph is in Illustrated Chronicle 7.7.1917 pg 3.

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