This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 25.12.1917
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/42271
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 15.06.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 115 to 119
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 139 Alexander Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Millworker
Mary B. Cruickshank, 35 North Ellen St, Dundee
Charles, Walter, William and Annie, 139 Alexander St, Dundee
More about James Bailey
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the brother of Pte William Bailey, 1526, 3rd Highland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, who died of wounds, 29.06.1915.
DUNDEE GORDON KILLED.
Pte. James Bailey, Gordon Highlanders, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mrs W. Bailey, 139 Alexander Street, Dundee. He enlisted on Christmas Day, 1917, and had been six weeks in France. Pte. Bailey was only 18 years of age, and previous to joining up was employed as a millworker. Another son of Mrs Bailey, Pte. William Bailey, R.A.M.C., was killed three years ago; while other two sons—Sapper Walter Bailey, R.E., and Able Seaman Charles Bailey, Royal Naval Division—are at present on active service.
Dundee Courier 17th July 1918
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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