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Lance Sergeant Luther Llewellyn Bailey

Army Number : 16852

Battalion : 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Awards : M.M. (Military Medal)

Born and lived at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Son of John and Mary Bailey, of Station Road, Hucknall. Husband of Eidth Dorothy Bailey, of 14, Florence Street, Hucknall. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Mansfield. He went to France 29th August 1915 and was awarded the Military Medal, London Gazette 23rd August 1916:  when attached 174 Tunnelling Coy R.E. was working on Messines Ridge on 30th May 1916, when the Germans set down a heavy artillery barrage which lasted for some nine and a half hours, and flattened our trench system. Hearing groans he dug about and found several men who he dug free whilst still under heavy enemy fire, at great risk to himself. He was killed in action, 27th March 1918, whilst in the line near Vrely, France.

Buried/Commemorated : Pozieres Memorial, France. Panel 52 to 54.

Lance Sergeant Luther Llewellyn Bailey is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Mary Magdelene Church War Memorial, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.


Titchfield Park War Memorial, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

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