Walter Bailey (c.1879-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

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, WALTER. Private. No 241879. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Mary Bailey, 16 Brook Terrace, Slaithwaite and the late John William Bailey. Employed as a weaver at Crimble Mills, Slaithwaite. Was a well known cricket and football player. Enlisted 24.5.1916. Embarked for France January, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 37 years. His body was found lying out on the battlefield sixteen weeks later, on the 24.8.1917. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission