Thomas Bailey


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    Royal Fusiliers


Thomas Bailey served with the Royal Fusiliers, firstly with the City of London Regiment and then transferred to 32nd Service Battalion (East Ham) from 29 September 1916 to 21 January 1917. This latter Battalion was formed in London on 18 October 1915, by the Mayor and the Borough of East Ham.

Thomas transferred to the 7th (Extra Reserve) Battalion, from 24 July 1917 to 26 September 1917 and to the 2nd Battalion from 4th to 29th June 1918.

Thomas was either wounded or taken ill whilst serving in France. Thomas passed through Peterborough East Station on 31 March 1917 and his entry in the visitors’ book reveals that he was going on ten days leave having been discharged from Nottingham Hospital.

“Now bound for 10 days furlough after leaving Nottingham Hospital. Blighty once again.”

His reference to ‘Blighty’ suggests that he has returned from serving in Europe.

Thomas served in France and Belgium and was awarded both the British War and Allied Victory medals.

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