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Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
John Francis Baily was born in 1889 at Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire and was the son of the late John Lauder Baily a pawnbroker and Elizabeth Ann Baily née Shaw of 10 Crown Street, Newark. His father John Lauder was born in 1861 at Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, his mother Elizabeth Ann Shaw was born in 1866 at Boston, Lincolnshire and were married in 1888, their marriage was recorded at the North Hykeham Registration District, they went on to have 8 children sadly one was to die in infancy their surviving children were John Francis b1889 Skellingthorpe, Hugh b1892 Newark, Gerald b1893 Lincoln, Kathleen b1896 Lincoln, Jessie b1898 Lincoln, Marjorie b1899 Lincoln and Christine b1903 Lincoln. In the 1911 census the family are living at 10 Crown Street, Newark and are shown as John Baily 50 yrs a pawn broker, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 44 yrs and their children, John 21 yrs a shop assistant in a pawn brokers, Hugh 19 yrs a clerk in a corn merchants, Gerald 18 yrs a shop assistant in a pawn brokers, Jessie 13 yrs a scholar, Marjorie 13 yrs a scholar and Christine 8 yrs a scholar John Francis married his wife Winifred Parker on 12th February 1916 at Newark they lived at of 76, Hatton Gardens, Newark. Following his death his widow Winfred was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week
He was a pawn broker
20 Nov 1918
896309 - CWGC Website
54th Signals Coy Royal Engineers
Corporal John Francis Baily enlisted on 26th August 1915 at Bedford, he gave his age as 26 yrs and 2 months and his address as 10 Crown Street, Newark, he gave his occupation as that of a pawn broker and his next of kin was John his father of the same address. He was posted to the 54th Signals Company, Royal Engineers and was a dispatch rider and was promoted to Corporal on 27th November 1915. He joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 13th March 1916 and died of post malarial pneumonia on 20th November 1918 in Syria. He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon.
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