Bailey G C R Captain 65237

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Name Bailey Godfrey Charles Roderic
Army number 65237
Rank Major
Decorations None so far known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 13/1/1912, mother's surname Beacham.
Age 73 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery- in the 1930's - exact date not yet known. Territorial Army Reserve of Officers. Served in 59th (Home Counties) Field Brigade. Transferred to 75th ((Home Counties) (Cinque Ports) Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Served 143rd Field Regiment. Served 185th Field Regiment. Relinquished Commission 13/12/1950 as Honorary Major.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade When 143rd Field Regiment, and subsequently 185th Field Regiment, was posted to support the 70th Infantry Brigade - see War Diary.
Promotions To be a Lieutenant from the Active List 15/3/1939. From War Substantive Lieutenant to be Captain 1/1/1949.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 8/12/1985 in Cheltenham. Probate granted 23/1/1986 in Llandaff.
Home address In the 1939 General Register he was listed as a Solicitor living at 13 Wentworth Avenue, Margate, Kent. Married, firstly, Freda M. Crosbie in July 1936 and, secondly, Carol A. Bailey in Q1 1956 in Kingsclere, Hampshire.
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