Private John Thomas Bailey, 351954

  • Batt - 9
  • Unit - Royal Scots
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1893
  • Died - 20/09/1917
  • Age - 24

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
PD He was the adopted son of Wiiliam Brown, a Platelayer's Labourer, born 1850 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire and his wife Annie, who was blind, born 1843 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire John Thomas was born in 1893 in Whitwick and lived with Elizabeth A. Haywood, an adopted daughter, born 1882 in Belton, Leicestershire and Wilfred C. Haywood, an adopted grand son, born 1901 in Whitwick, Leicestershire. In March 1901 the family home was at School Lane, Whitwick, Leicestershire. In April 1911 John was employed as an Eel Scourer and was residing as a boarder at Hawcliffe Road, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. This was the family home of Jacob, Wakeling a Stationery Engineman, born 1856 in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire and his wife Annie, born 1877 in Griffydam, Leicestershire, their children were Charles, born 1891 in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, Frederick, Jacob, born 1905 in Rothley, Leicestershire, Ivy Kathleen, born 1907 in Rothley, Leicestershire and Sidney Gerald, born 1910 in Rothley, Leicestershire. Later information records Annie Wakeling (formerly Bailey) as his mother, and Jacob Wakeling as his step-father. Other sources show his residence as Loughton, Essex.

Source: Leicestershire War Memorials Project.
Coalville Times article - Friday October 25th, 1918


After having been reported missing for over 12 months, Private Thomas Bailey, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, is now presumed to be dead. He was formerly a collier, and lived with his late grandfather at Drury Lane, Thringstone. His mother resides at Mountsorrel.

Research undertaken and submitted by Andy Murby 14/6/2018

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Royal Scots
  • Former Unit n.o - 28325
  • Former Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Tyne Cot Mem., Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Born - Whitwick, Leics
  • Enlisted - Leicester
  • Place of Residence - 36 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, England

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