James Bailey (c.1888-1917)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BAILEY, JAMES. Gunner. No 173943. 'A' Battery, 45th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Bailey, St. George's Road, Scholes, Holmfirth. Married 1915. Lived at Totties. Worked as a weaver for Messrs Kaye and Stewart of Lockwood. Educated at Hepworth Church School and was a scholar and teacher at Scholes Primitive Methodist Sunday School. Enlisted 1916. Killed by a shell at Ypres, Belgium, 15.8.1917, aged 29 years. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 22.
- ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes; Hepworth Church.
- A letter was received by the widow from a comrade of Gunner Bailey telling her of his death:- 'It is with the deepest sympathy I have to write to tell you that your husband was killed on the 15th August. He did not suffer I can tell you. I found him one of the very best of pals and he was already to cheer us up. I cannot tell you how sorry I am for I have lost a good friend. I hope you do not take it to heart as he always did his best.'