Private Charles Edwin Bailey

Army Number: 3735

Battalion: 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Long Bennington, Grantham, Lincolnshire. Son of George and Ruth Bailey, of Gipsy Hall, Long Bennington. He was a farm labourer prior to enlisting on 2nd February 1914. He went to France on 9th February 1915 with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He was killed in action, 3rd September 1916, aged 22, during the attack near Beaumont Hamel, France during the Battle of the Somme with the 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Commemorated  Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.

Private Charles Edwin Bailey is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Long Bennington War Memorial, Long Bennington, Lincolnshire.