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Arthur William BAILEY

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Surname: BAILEY

Forename(s): Arthur William

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire

Service No: 13647

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1916-07-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6A and 6B.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: AIRTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Arthur William Bailey (born 1 November 1896) was the son of William George and Anne Elizabeth Bailey, née Dean. Both parents were born at Liverpool, Lancashire. Arthur's brother, Private Herbert Leslie Bailey (51638), was killied in action on 21 March 1918 whilst serving with the 10th (Service) Bn Lancashire Fusiliers.

1901 Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 69, Cockburn Street - Arthur W. Bailey, aged 4 years, born Liverpool, son of Ann E. Bailey (married).

1911 Fazakerley, Lancashire Census: 32, Ashdale Road - Arthur William Bailey, aged 14 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of William George and Ann Elizabeth Bailey.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Bailey, 13647, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BAILEY, Arthur W., [Otterburn], aged 20, West Riding Regiment, killed in action July 29, 1916.

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Private Arthur William BAILEY

Private Arthur William BAILEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: BAILEY

Forename(s): Arthur

Born: Liverpool

Residence: Walton, Liverpool

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 13647

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 29/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: BAILEY

Forename(s): Arthur William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13647

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 29/07/1916

Additional Information: Son of William George and Anne Elizabeth Bailey, of 41, Fazakerley Rd., Liverpool.

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BRITISH BATTALIONS ON THE SOMME, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1994)

10th (Service) Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

In action at Munster Alley (28/7)-(29/7). Casualties - 205.

[Arthur Bailey was killed in the attack on Munster Alley, 29th July 1916.]

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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

Courtesy of Bernard Ideson

Names of identified officers and other ranks on above photograph

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25 August 1916

BAILEY - Killed in action in France July 29th, Private Arthur W. Bailey, 10th Duke of Wellington's Regiment, of Otterburn, aged 20 years.

25 August 1916

PRIVATE A. W. BAILEY, OTTERBURN

The peaceful hamlet of Otterburn is mourning the loss of one of its boys - Private Arthur W. Bailey, who was killed by shellfire on July 29th. He joined the 10th Duke of Wellington's Regiment in September, 1914, and was attached to the Machine Gun Section. Like many another lad of the Dales of Craven he was a true patriot, and when war broke out he was restless until he was taking his full share in the great struggle for his country's liberty. It was with typical British courage and cheerfulness that he bore all the strain and hardships of war. There may be some whose conscience prevents them from taking part in war, but with him it was the call of conscience and a sense of duty which sent him from the quiet hills of Otterburn to the raging battle front. He went forward counting the cost, prepared to sacrifice all, and he has done that for which he was prepared.

These dreadful days are discovering thousands of real heroes in the common walks of life, and Private Bailey was one of them. All who knew him will gladly welcome any tribute paid to his memory. Both in civil and military life he was loved and respected by all who knew him, and his comrades have lost a true friend. He was especially popular in the village of Otterburn, where for nearly four years he was in the employ of Mr. John Winter, of the Craven Poultry Farm. Private Bailey was only 20 years of age, but although his life was so short, it was so full of the most admirable qualities of British character that to any who knew him, time cannot obliterate his memory.

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25 September 1914

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

The following men have answered the appeal by joining the Settle Company of the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment:-

From Austwick - William Hoyle, Wilson Pritchard, Samuel Shepherd, Fred Swale, John William Thistlewaite, George Thistlewaite.
Airton - Kayley Earnshaw.
Arncliffe - Percy Hodgson, John Simpson.
Bolton-by-Bowland - Irvine Clark, Jim Coates, Richard Davies Ellison, Harold Greenhow, Edward Victor Grubb, James Mason, Robert Singleton, Joseph Chapman Syers.
Bell Busk - Leonard Fox.
Clapham - Albert Edward Drury, Arthur Herbert Procter.
Grindleton - William Irvin Bell, James Wilding Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, William Walker.
Gisburn - Anthony Lofthouse, John Robinson.
Hellifield - James John Angus, Charles Graham, Thomas Harding, Charles Harwood, Sidney Hoar, John Ernest Linnett, Joseph Edward Preston, Thomas Procter, Christopher Ralph, Norman Roberts, Fred Graham.
Horton - John Bruce Davidson.
Ingleton - Hugh Robinson.
Longpreston - Arthur Bailey, Thomas Garnett, John Henry Hitchin, Henry Edward Horner, William Jones, James Kayley, Job Kayley, Arthur Lawson, William Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Parker, William Procter, William Rawlinson.
Langcliffe - Richard Butler, Thomas Henry Edmondson.
Marton - John Beckwith.
Malham - James Swinbank.
Newsholme - Thomas Edward Askew, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, Benjamin Ashton Butler, William Henry Scott.
Otterburn - Harry Gilbert Tunstill.
Settle - Robert William Bell, Ernest Campbell, George Clark, John Thomas Cockerill, Robert Cresswell, Herbert Dickinson, William Edward Gibson, George Jellett, Thomas Laytham, Robert Henry Maunders, Robert Newhouse, Walter Umpleby, Thomas Walsh, Solomon Richard Webb.
Stainforth - Walter Dinsdale.
Slaidburn - Edwin Isherwood, Walter Isherwood, Abel Moore, Charles Edward Parker, George Whitfield.
Wigglesworth - Fred Metcalfe, George Oversby.
Waddington - Joseph Barrett Hartley, Albert Hird [Herd], Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby, William Watson.

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