Allan Bailey (1894-1918)
Staindrop lad served with 18th DLI and Manchester Regiment
From Staindrop Remembers:
Allan was the son of John and Louisa Bailey.
In 1911 he lived with his widowed father, three brothers and five sisters in Dovecote Street, Staindrop.
He, his father and brother Wilfred were all coal miners. His sister Jane Ann was housekeeper for the family and in later life cleaned the church.
Allan joined the 18th Durham Light Infantry in August 1915. He served in France and was wounded twice. Later, he transferred to the 10th Manchesters.
He died of wounds received at Cambrai on 28 September 1918, aged 24 and is buried at Vis-En-Artois.
The Parish Magazine reported “Although not a robust lad, he heard the call and volunteered for duty, doing his bit faithfully and well.”
Civil Parish: Staindrop
Birth date: 1894
Death date: 28-Sep-1918
Residence: Front Street
Manchester Regiment, 10 Battalion (Territorial), 44788
Register No: 2189
Parliamentary Division: Barnard Castle
Polling District: X - Staindrop
Contributed by Durham County Record Office | Staindrop Remembers
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