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BAILEY, David William (1913-2008)

BAILEY, David William (1913-2008)

David Bailey was the son of David J Bailey and his wife Catherine. Born at Berrigan, NSW he attended Berrigan State School before attending the College as a day boarder from 1927 to 1928.

During World War II he enlisted on 5 July 1940 to serve in the 2/8th Battalion which was sent to the Middle East in May 1940 and subsequently fought in battles at Bardia, Tobruk, and Greece in April 1941. In early 1942, after a period of garrison duty in Syria, the Battalion returned to Australia for the defence of Darwin serving there until June 1943 when they moved to Queensland for training. David Bailey was eventually discharged on 2 May 1944. His son, Ank was also educated at Geelong College.

David Bailey died at Berrigan on 9 November 2008, aged 95 years.

Sources: World War II Nominal Roll; The Age (Melb) 11 Nov 2008.
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