Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 20484
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 23rd April 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France, Bay 6.
Birthplace : Born Gloucester, enlisted Bromsgrove
Memorial : Upton Warren St Michael's Church
Credits : Casualty identified and researched by Andy Frisby.
Joseph Bailey appears on the 1911 Census as Joseph Edward Bailey living with Mrs Reynolds, Timberhonger Lane, Bromsgrove.
The following report appears in the Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger, 9th March 1918:
Official information was received last week by Mrs Reynolds, Battlefield Cottage, Kidderminster Road, of the death of Private J Bailey (late of Timberhonger). Previous to joining the colours, Private Bailey resided with Mrs Reynolds, his parents both having died when he was young. He joined the forces on 26th December 1914 and had seen nearly 2 years active service in France. He was reported missing last October and nothing had been heard of him till last week, when the official news came to hand. Before joining the colours he was employed by Mr Gill, New House Farm, Upton Warren. He was 30 years of age. The report includes a photograph of Joseph Bailey.
Photograph and further information available from Geoff Sullivan’s website: http://www.hut-six.co.uk/GreatWar/uptonwarren/index.html
Joseph Bailey has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Arras Memorial.