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Frederick was born in Eckington in 1890 the son of William and Elizabeth Bailey. He married his wife Annie Eastwood at the parish church in Dinnington on 18th September 1909. They had three children; Bernard, born 10th November 1909 in Dinnington; Blanche, born 22nd January 1911 in Rotherham; and John Thomas, born 5th May 1915 Rotherham. In 1911 he and his family were living with his brother William and his family at 22 Leopold Street, Dinnington.
He was a coal miner
14 Oct 1916
498689 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Fred enlisted in Dinnington on 29th August 1914, he gave his age as 24 years 270 days and his occupation as that of a coal miner. He was on home service until 29th July 1915 when he went to France with his battalion 7th Leicestershire Regiment . The following is an obituary entry from the Worksop Guardian: "Pte Fred Bailey - Worksop Guardian 27 October 1916 - We regret to record the death from wounds received in action of Pte Fred Bailey, of Granville Street, Dinnington. Pte. Bailey enlisted at the outbreak of War in the 7th Leicester Regiment, and had been in France about 16 months. He was reported seriously wounded on Sept. 30th, and passes were sent for his wife and a companion to proceed to France to see him. Mrs Bailey and her brother-in Law, Mr Edward Bailey, crossed the Channel for that purpose on October 9th, and spent five days in hospital with him at a place about half -way between the Coast and the front. The doctors gave Mrs Bailey no hope of his recovery. He had suffered from shrapnel wound in the spine. His younger brother, Pte. David Bailey, of the same Battalion and Company told them it was impossible to give him attention for some hours after he was wounded. The family have reason to believe that his elder brother, Pte. Wm. Bailey, R.A.M.C. was with him when he died on October 15th, and he was expected to have got leave on the 13th, the day Mrs Bailey bade her husband good-bye. Much sympathy is expressed with Mrs Bailey and her four children in their sorrow. In an interview with Mr. Ed. Bailey, he said he was very much pleased with the kindness they received at the hands of the military while on the continent. He was very much impressed with the gigantic preparation in France for the military operations, and also for the comfort of our army. He was convinced that everything possible was done for his late brother, and for every wounded man."
He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France
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