Bailey Alfred Moses Cpl 4447360

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Personnel Entry

Cpl Alfred Moses Bailey with attached notes on his medical condition.
Cpl Alfred Moses Bailey with attached notes on his medical condition.

Name Bailey Alfred Moses
Army number 4447360
Rank Corporal
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, probably due to his injury, before the end of the War on the vessel Drotningholm. To read the Wikipedia entry on this ship please click [1] here. 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.
Promotions Corporal.
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 Garden Bowater in Chester-Le-Street in October 1935. Following the marriage the couple lived in Birtley and had one child - Marie Bailey, who subsequently married Peter Henry White and had two daughters. He worked at Henley's Cable Facory in Birtley and was also a member of a Concert Party, continuing the sort of performances he had been involved in whilst in PoW Camp - probably including playing the harmonica, which his grandchildren recalled him doing at home..
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, Janet Rose, for supplying additional information.