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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

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1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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Pte 16287 Charles Bailey

  • Age: 24
  • From: Garston, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Saturday 1st July 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.

16287 Private Charles BAILEY, 18th Battalion KLR.

Charles Bailey was born on 27/02/1892, the youngest of eight children born to Thomas, a railway wagon builder born near Wigan, and his wife Sarah nee Tyrer, also born in Wigan who resided at 43 Wellington Street , Garston at the outbreak of the Great War.

He enlisted at Liverpool on 4th September 1914, aged 22 years 189 days, giving his occupation as clerk and his next of kin as his father.

Charles crossed to France with his Battalion on the SS Invicta arriving in Boulogne on the 07/11/1915.

On the 13th to the 18th March 1916 he was treated at the 96th Field Ambulance suffering from Myalgia and Pleurisy, before returning to duty after five days of treatment. On recovery he was sent to 30 Division Grenade School for two weeks of instruction.

He was initially reported as wounded and missing in action on 01/07/1916 and his death was not officially regarded as having occurred on that date until 27/04/1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France. He served in France from 07/11/1915, earning his three medals.  

He is also commemorated on the war memorial within St Michael’s Parish Church, Church Road, Garston and on the Garston Roll of Honour Garston War Memorial. He is also commemorated on the war memorial which once stood in Banks Road Methodist Church, Garston before it was demolished.

Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Sunday 27th January 1918.
L/Sgt 34298 Samuel Armstrong
34 years old