Bailey James Patrick Currab WO1 5430373

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Name Bailey James Patrick Currab
Army number 5430373
Rank WO1
Decorations
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 0
Unit Joined the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - enlisted Aldershot 29/5/1919, aged 15 yrs 3 mths as 01271 (1920 Number amended to 5430373). Transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment - no trace so far in their Enlistment Books. Posted No. 4 Infantry Depot. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry - date not yet known - attached 10th Bn DLI. Served ? B.E.F.  ? Evacuated via Dunkirk.  ? Served Iceland.  ? Served Normandy.
Company/Battery Bn HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Bandmaster.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Occupation on enlistment - Conductor. Next of Kin (Mother) Mrs Bailey, 37, St Thomas Street, Penryn, Cornwall.
Source table 10DLI

Bandmaster Currab appears to have been "attached" to the Sussex Regiment and then to the DLI rather than being formally transferred to those Regiments. Given that he was serving as Battalion Bandmaster this may not have been unusual.

Research did not disclose an exact match for this man's names - family help is required to identify his birth and death dates.