This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1526
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
- Unit/Ship: 3rd Highland Field Ambulance
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 29/06/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.170
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: St Andrews
- Address: 18 Wolseley Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Packer, Bowbridge Works, Dundee
Mary B. Cruickshank, 35 North Ellen St, Dundee
Charles, James, Walter & Annie, 139 Alexander St, Dundee
Helen Walker, 18 Wolseley St, Dundee
Albert, born 01.01.1914
More about William Bailey
Private William Bailey died whilst serving with the Dundee raised medical unit, the 3rd Highland Field Ambulance unit; ‘1/3’ was deployed overseas early in the war with ‘2/3’ following later. ‘3/3’ was formed by remained in Dundee.
William was the brother of Pte James Bailey, S/42271, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was killed in action 15.06.1918. His brother Walter served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers and Charles served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Naval Division, both returned home safely.
BREAK IN THE DUNDEE R.A.M.C.
PRIVATE DIES OF WOUNDS.
The first member of the Dundee Territorial branch of the Royal Army Medical Corps to make the supreme sacrifice for his country is Private William Bailey.
His wife and child reside at 18 Wolseley Street, Dundee, and official intimation has been received there that he died of wounds in hospital in St Omer on 29th June. Private Baily sustained a shrapnel wound in the chest five weeks ago. He was 26 years of age, and had seen four years’ service with the R.A.M.C. At the commencement of hostilities he re-enlisted in his old regiment. Previously he was employed as a packer by Messrs J. & A. D. Grimond, Ltd., Bowbridge Works.
Dundee Courier 1st July 1915
Information kindly supplied by Jim Flood, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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