Arthur Bailey

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Service number:
Royal Field Artillery
Date of birth:
01 January 1891
Date of death:
03 December 1918
Age at Death:

Known information

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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  • Ketton Church
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  • Ketton Memorial 2
  • Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetry 3
  • Baghdad North Gate
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