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Person Details
Hiram Page Bailey was born in 1881 the son of Henry a boot salesman and Clara Bailey (née Page). His father was born in 1845 in Nottingham and his mother in 1847 also at Nottingham. Married in 1869, they had ten children, nine surviving infancy - Ada b.1871, Annie b.1872, Pollie b.1876, Mary b.1877, Flora b.1880, Ethel b.1880, Hiram Page b.1881, Henry b.1884 and Mabel b.1889. In 1911 they lived at 155, Gladstone Street, Nottingham. Ethel and Mabel were dress makers.
17 Jun 1916
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Royal Engineers
Hiram Page Bailey enlisted at Nottingham and served with ‘T2’ Company, Royal Engineers. He died on the Great Northern Railway, Basford, Nottingham (Register of Soldiers Effects) and is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery Grave Reference: 06508
An article published on 20th June 1916 in the Nottingham Daily Express :- Hiram Page Bailey, “T2” Company, Royal Engineers, died on the Great Northern Railway, Basford, on 17th June 1916. The inquest into his death was held on 19th June 1916. “MUCH AGAINST FIGHTING.” “Sherwood Joiner's Fatal Aversion to Serving in the Army. “THROWS HIMSELF UNDER TRAIN. “A verdict of Suicide while of Unsound Mind was returned at the inquest held at Hyson Green yesterday [19th June 1916] on Hiram Page Bailey, a journeyman joiner, 37 years of age, who lived with his parents at 27, Crossley-street, Sherwood, and who was run over by a train and killed between Daybrook and Basford on the Great Northern Railway on Saturday morning. [17th June 1916] “From the evidence of the father, it appeared that Bailey, who was an attested man and who had been notified to report for service last week, was “very much against fighting.” He left home on Wednesday morning presumably to rejoin the colours, and on the following day his mother received a card from him bearing a York postmark and saying “Arrived here all right,” and other words which, the message being written in pencil, were undecipherable. On Friday she received a second card posted at Mansfield on which he had written, “Getting moved about. At Mansfield now. Will write you a letter as soon as possible.” “On Saturday morning the driver of the 5.42 a.m. train from Nottingham to Basford saw the deceased on the railway. He sounded the whistle, but the man took no notice and fell headlong over the rails with the engine not more than ten yards away. The whole train passed over his body.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Hiram Page Bailey's headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery
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