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Private Percy John Bailey

Army Number : 103422 (formerly 10955 Bedfordshire Regiment)

Battalion : 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born 6th July 1899 at Olney, Buckinghamshire. Son of Tom and Clara Bailey, of Oak Villa, Sherrington, Buckinghamshire. He was a farm labourer prior to enlisting, 26th September 1915 aged 16, at Bedford. He went to France 6th April 1918 was transferred to the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 7th April 1918. He was wounded in a gas attack, 16th August 1918 and was treated in hospital at Le Treport, France, before rejoining his battalion, 6th December 1918. He died of wounds 15th October 1918 at No. 18 Casualty Clearing Station at Malassises, France.

Buried/Commemorated : Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France. Plot 14. Row D. Grave 2.

Private Percy John Bailey is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Laud's Church War Memorial, Sherrington, Buckinghamshire.

His brother Private Francis Barrett Bailey, 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, also fell in the Great War.

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