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Name:
Allan Bailey
Casualty No.:
Initials:
A
Service No.:
44788
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
24
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
18th D.L.I., (Durham light infantry)10th Manchesters.
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Dovecote Street, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
Coal Miner
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds
Date of Death:
28-January-1918
Place of Death:
Cambrai
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Vis –En – Artois
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
joined 18th DLI (Durham light infantry) August 1915,served in France was wounded twice tranfered to the 10th Manchesters,died of his wounds at Cambrai 28th September 1918.
Death Notice/Obituary:

The Parish Magazine reported “Although not a robust lad, he heard the call and volunteered for duty, doing his bit faithfully and well.”

Family Details:

Allan was the son of John & Louisa Bailey. In 1911 he lived with his widowed father, three brothers & five sisters in Dovecote Street, Staindrop. He, his father & brother Wilfred were all coal miners. His sister Jane Ann was housekeeper for the family and in later life cleaned the church.

Notes:

Allan joined the 18th Durham Light Infantry in August 1915. He served in France & was wounded twice. Later, he transferred to the 10th Manchesters. He died of wounds received at Cambrai on 28th September 1918 aged 24 & is buried at Vis –En – Artois.

Name originally entered as ALLEN - was this spelling on the Staindrop plaque?

Sources:
Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Service Number: www.cwgc.org.uk; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org.uk; Date of Death Year: www.cwgc.org.uk;