Gunner Arthur Bailey was born in Ketton on 1 January 1891, the son of Ann Coleman. He enlisted on 12 August 1916, in the Royal Field Artillery, and on 2 September 1917, was sent to Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq. He served with 337th Brigade on an ammunition column. On 3 December he died from wounds received in action. He is buried at Baghdad North Gate Cemetery, grave XIII.C.3, and is remembered on the war memorial in Ketton.
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