Bayley, Harold –

Son of William Ernest and Elizabeth Ellen Bayley, of 101, Adelaide Street, Daubhill, Bolton, Lancashire. A member of the Bolton Yeomanry before the war. Formerly Trooper 4381, Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry. Caught aged 21 as an absentee from Kendal since 23/01/1916 and appeared before Bolton Magistrates 03/02/1916 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/26). Attached Machine Gun Corps. Killed by shrapnel. Sometimes also recorded as Harold BAILEY.

Personal details

  • Surname: Bayley
  • Forename: Harold
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 23
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: July 7th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 238002
  • Regiment: King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 03/08/1917 07/12/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6e/f* S11*
  • Bolton Chronicle: 08/03/1917

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