Herbert James Bailey

Surname: Bailey
Other names: Herbert James
Other people in this story:
George Bailey
Constance Bailey (nee Dimmer)
Elizabeth Bessie Jane White
Locations in this story:
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Poole, Dorset

Herbert James Bailey was born in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 27 Dec 1892 the son of George Bailey and Constance Bailey (nee Dimmer).  He lived all his life in the Sixpenny Handley area apart from his Military Service.  He had enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 9695) and was posted to the Balkans on 30 Jun 1915 and joined the 5th Battalion where he had received a gun shot wound to the left wrist.  He obviously recovered from his injury as he was not discharged until 27 Nov 1919 on a limited pension until 1 Apr 1924. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He had married Elizabeth Bessie Jane White at Sixpenny Handley on 12 May 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Church Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, described as a Farmer (Mixed). His death was recorded in Poole, Dorset, on 17 Oct 1959.


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