John Alfred Bailey was born in Maesbury, Oswestry, Shropshire on 16th October 1892, the second son of Edmund and Mary Ellen Bailey of Yew Tree House, Maesbury, Oswestry, Shropshire.
The 1911 Census shows John as a railway clerk, and the London and North Western Railway Roll of Honour confirms that he worked at Malpas station.
John joined the Army Reserve in November 1915 and was transferred to the RNVR in June 1917. He was transferred to the Howe Battalion, RND, British Expeditionary Force on 13th October 1917 and was wounded on 28th December 1917.
John died from a shell wound to the head at the 48th Casualty Clearing Station at Bray in France.
Regiment : Howe Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank : Able Seaman
Service Number : R/3713
Died of wounds; France 5 January 1918 Aged 25