Bailes Thomas Sergeant 4445792
Name Bailes Thomas
Army number 4445792
Decorations None known other than Service Awards.
Date of birth 1905/06.
Age 34 at the time of his death.
Unit Attested on 7/1/27 as a Regular Soldier for 7/5 years in The Durham Light Infantry. Discharged 6/1/39. Re-enlisted in the 9th Durham Light Infantry on 14/3/39, Territorial Army, for 4 years. Posted to ? 12th Bn DLI - possibly 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/40, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served with the BEF in France. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40 at Ficheux, Authority R. Casualty.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Killed in action 20-May-40.
Home address Lived at 9, Byron Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. Worked as a Coal Miner. Stepson of Lucy Bailes, husband of Florence Bailes, Shieldfield. Had five children. Initially interred close to where he fell. Buried later in the Special Memorial Plot No. 8, Row C, Grave 14. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
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