Bailey Alfred Moses Cpl 4447360
Name Bailey Alfred Moses
Army number 4447360
Decorations None as far as is known, beyond WW2 service medals.
Date of birth 17/3/1908 at Dean Bank, Ferryhill, County Durham.
Age 83 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. Enlisted on 20/3/1929, in the Territorial Army, for 8 years. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI, probably on 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F. Wounded and taken Prisoner of War on 22/06/1940 (PoW card shows 22/5/1940 - the later date my have been notification date) at St. Pol, France. Repatriated before the end of the War - probabbly due to his injury. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 3/8/1944.
Company/Battery B Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Wounded Yes - bullet wound to the right heel which eventually became gangrenous and led to a lower leg amputation.
Prisoner of War Held in Stalag 9B - Wegscheide. Prisoner Number 3741.
Died/Killed in action Death registered April 1991 at Gateshead, at the age of 83.
Home address Father - Thomas Bailey. Mother - Frances Bailey. In the 1911 Census he was resident in Elswick, Northumberland. Married Mary G Bowater in Chester-Le-Street in October 1935.
Source table 11DLI
A total of 10 PoW Cards exist in this soldier's name at The National Archives and this requires further investigation.
Thanks are due to Cpl Moses' granddaughter for supplying additional information.