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Private Charles Edwin Bailey

Army Number : 3735

Battalion : 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Long Bennington, Grantham, Lincolnshire. Son of George and Ruth Bailey, of Gipsy Hall, Long Bennington. He was a farm labourer prior to enlisting 2nd February 1914. He went to France 9th February 1915 with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He was killed in action, 3rd September 1916, aged 22, during the attack near Beaumont Hamel, France during the Battle of the Somme with the 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Private Charles Edwin Bailey is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Long Bennington War Memorial, Long Bennington, Lincolnshire.

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