Rifleman Douglas Thomas Bailey, B/200024

  • Batt - 10
  • Unit - Rifle Brigade
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1897
  • Died - 19/02/1917
  • Age - 20

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of Thomas Bailey a Concrete General Labourer, born 1871 in Newbold on Stour, Worcestershire and his wife Sarah Ann, born 1874 in Hoby, Leicestershire. Douglas Thomas was born in 1897 in Primethorpe, Leicestershire, his siblings were Constance, born 1900, George Edward, born 1903, Percy James, born 1905, Arthur Cyril, born 1908 and Ernest Edwin, born 1910, all his siblings were born in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire. In March 1901 the family home was at Main Road, Broughton Astley, Sutton in the Elms, Leicestershire. In April 1911 Douglas was employed as a Ploughboy and was residing with his parents and siblings at Broughton Astley, Leicestershire. The 4th April 1917 edition of the Leicester Mercury published the following under the heading, “ROLL OF HONOUR.” Rifleman Bailey, Rifle Brigade, formerly of the Leicester’s, killed in action Feb. 17. His parents reside at Broughton Astley. The article also carried a photograph.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Rifle Brigade
  • Former Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Thiepval Mem., Somme, France
  • Born - Broughton Astley, Leics
  • Enlisted - Glen Parva, Leics
  • Place of Residence - Sutton Lane, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England

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