BAILEY Harold Anthony
MORTON SOLDIER’S DEATH
News has reached Mrs H. A. Bailey of Chemscott (?) Villa, Morton , that her husband Private Harold Anthony Bailey , who was serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Dardanelles, died on August 22nd suffering from dysentery. Deceased was aged 31 years and the second son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Bailey , who are well known and highly respected residents of Tibshelf. For many years he was a member of the Tibshelf Ambulance Corps and at the outbreak of hostility was amongst the first to offer his services. For fourteen years he worked as a colliery clerk at Tibshelf and was a regular attender at Canon Prior’s Men’s Bible Class, while he also took a great interest in the local football club. His brother, Mr Fred Bailey, is the license holder of the Star Inn at Stonebroom. Writing to Canon Prior some time ago the deceased complained of not being able to carry out his ordinary duties, such as conveying from the field of battle any of the wounded, owing to having sprained his back, but he said he had been given other work to do. He had been living in a “dug-out” and was inoculated twice. When he was took ill, he was removed to a hospital in Alexandria, where he died. He leaves a widow and two young children. A memorial service is to be held at the Morton Parish Church on Sunday week.
Derbyshire Times Sept 4th 1915 p8