Other names: Bertram Edgar
Locations in this story: Poole, DorsetGillingham, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersWest Bromwich, StaffordshireChingford, EssexAxminster, Devon
Story: Bertram Edgar Bailey was born in Poole, Dorset, on 12 Jul 1893 the son of Arthur Bailey and Minnie Bailey (nee Tull). By 1901 he and his family had moved to Gillingham, Dorset. He had enlisted on 12 Oct 1914 with the Army Service Corps as a Private subsequently rising to the rank of Sergeant (Service No. M2/102226). He served with the 314th Divisional Motor Transport Company in France and Flanders. He was discharged on 18 Oct 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He was recorded as living at 3 Alcester Villas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on the Absent Voters Lists for 1918/1919. He married Olive Yardley in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, in 1928. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 90 Larks Hall Crescent, Chingford, Essex, working as a General Manager of a Wholesale Distributor of Motor, Electrical and Cycle Parts plus being a volunteer ARP Warden. His death was recorded on 9 Aug 1971 in Axminster, Devon.