Born at Chesterfield UK, CoE. Enlisted 19 April 1917 age 18 years and three months, shop assistant. Nok parents, Joseph and Bessie Bailey, York Tce, Cottesloe Beach. His parents signed for him to enlist on the condition that he not go on active service until he was nineteen. Embarked at Melbourne 30th October 1917 per A60 Aeneas. Appears to have served only in England. RTA August 1918. Service medal entitlement possibly the BWM and VM.