Private Albert Bailey, service number 18320

This post collects the information I’ve found about Private Albert Bailey, service number 18320. [For now, it’s a stub record so I can access it to continue my research while travelling next week]

For background: I’m researching randomly-selected soldiers from Irish, British, Australia, New Zealand, Canadian or Indian WWI battalions/regiments to get a sense of the issues researchers face and the variations in available resources. It’s one part of my CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowship at Trinity College Dublin. As always, any tips or links would be appreciated.

Grave Registration Report for Albert Bailey
Grave Registration Report for Albert Bailey s/n 18320

His Commonwealth War Graves Commission record states:

Date of Death: 23/03/1918

Age: 33

Regiment/Service: Army Cyclist Corps 18th Bn.

Grave Reference: II. D. 15

Additional Information: Husband of Alice Ann Bailey, of 69, Hewitt St., Nottingham.

Originally marked as an unknown soldier, he was later identified by his shoulder titles.

He’s listed in the Book of Honour written for St Bartholomew’s Church in Nottingham (the church was demolished but the book was deposited in Nottinghamshire Archives). Hewitt St doesn’t exist anymore so I haven’t yet checked if that might have been his (or his wife’s) local church.

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