Thursday, 19 October 2017

George Herbert Bayley 1898 - 1917

Barnsley Chronicle  November 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives


Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: The Lancashire Fusiliers
Service number and rank:Private 38658

Awards: The Victory Medal, The British War Medal

Death: 11 October 1917
Buried at: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Reference: IV.D.23. 

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
on of Mrs. A. Bayley who lived at 24 School Street, Barnsley


St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial
Barnsley, Main Post Office, Barnsley Postal Staff Plaque

Links & Notes:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Lives of the First World War

Every One Remembered

From the Barnsley Chronicle 27 October 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives


Much regret has been occasioned at the news of the death from wounds received in action of Pte. George Herbert Bayley, Lancaster Fusiliers.  He was only 19 years of age, being the son of Mrs. Bayley, of 24 School Street, Barnsley, and at the time of his enlistment he was a respected member of the Barnsley Post Office staff.  He went to France in June, having joined the Army in November in 1916.  He has another brother serving with the colours.  Mrs. Bayley has received the following sympathetic letter from Mr. G.C. Wilkinson, secretary of the Barnsley Branch of the  Postmens' Federation.  "I am instructed by the members of my Branch to convey to your our deepest sympathy in the sad loss you have just sustained through the death of your son George, who was a valued and esteemed member of our Association.  We deplore his death and hope that God will give you courage to bear the burden".

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