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  1. page Bailey, Herbert Heaton edited Private Herbert Heaton Bailey {Bailey, Herbert Heaton - small.jpg} Royal Army Medical Corps Ser…
    Private Herbert Heaton Bailey
    {Bailey, Herbert Heaton - small.jpg}
    Royal Army Medical Corps Service No: 131674
    1899: Birth registered at Keighley.
    1901: Census. Age 2 years. Living on Keighley Road, Cowling with parents James and Ameilia. Father's occupation: Dress Goods Designer.
    1907: Age 9 years. Attending Keighley Trade and Grammar School
    1911: Census. Age 12 years, schoolboy. Living with parents James and Amelia and younger brothers Frank William, and Clifford James.
    1912. Left Keighley Trade and Grammar School to work for Messrs. Hill, Benson and Bailey of Silsden, textile manufacturers. Continued education in textile department of KTGS.
    1917. Won first prize of a bronze medal in City and Guilds - Woolen and Worsted Weaving.
    Joined the army on 16th June posted to 87th Reserve Training battalion at Hornsea. Posted to Catterick and York for further training and to the Royal Army Medical Corps at Blackpool for Field Ambulance Training.
    1918: January, posted to Aylesbury for hospital training. Contracted a cold, then influenza and pneumonia. Died aged 19 years on 6th March with Scarlet Fever and Pneumonia and buried on 7th March at Silsden Non-Conformist Burial Ground, grave no. 510. (James and Amelia Bailey, living at Rosebud House, Cowling, Keighley).
    Remembered on the Cowling WW1 Memorial.
    Remembered on the Silsden war Memorial.
    Remembered in Keighlian Magazine WW1 Roll of Honour, for Keighley Boys Grammar School.
    Does not appear in the Keighley WW1 Roll of Honour Book.
    Obituary from the Keighlian November 1918 (Magazine of Keighley Boys Grammar School.)
    Private. Royal Army Medical Corps.
    Herbert H. Bailey was at the School from 1907 to 1912. On leaving School, he took the profession of his father, that of textile manufacturer, and entered the firm of Messrs. Hill, Benson & Bailey, of Silsden, in which firm his father is a partner. Herbert Bailey continued his education in the Textile Department of the Technical School. His father was formerly the head-master of that Department, and at the present time is giving great assistance to the School as acting head-master during the period of the war. While there, Herbert Bailey was remarkably successful in his studies, being a most painstaking and enthusiastic worker. At the City and Guilds of London Institute Examination in Woollen and Worsted Weaving in May, 1917, he gained the First Prize and was successful in winning the Bronze Medal.
    He joined the Army on June 16th, 1917, and at first was posted to the 87th Reserve Training Battalion, at Hornsea. After further training at Catterick Bridge and York, he was transferred to the R.A.M.C. and sent to Blackpool for field ambulance training. During the bad weather of the early part of last winter, he contracted a severe cold, and was in hospital suffering from influenza and a slight attack of pneumonia.
    In January of the present year, he was transferred to Aylesbury for hospital training. After working for some time at the Military Hospital, he acted as orderly in the isolation ward of a neighbouring hospital. Whilst there, he contracted scarlet fever, and after being removed to hospital, he had another attack of pneumonia in addition to the fever. His condition became worse, and his parents were only able to get to the hospital a short time before he passed away. He was unconscious when they arrived. He was interred at Silsden on March 7th.
    Herbert Bailey was not a strong, robust young man, yet in spite of his difficult surroundings while in the Army he nobly strove to do his duty, and in doing so, laid down his life in the endeavour to give assistance to those in need of help. His parents have received many letters from his soldier friends and patients under his care, and all alike speak of his good work, and testify to his influence for good in their lives.
    He was well known as a quiet, unassuming young man, and a most devoted voluntary worker in any good cause. His fine, manly character and sympathetic disposition had gained him a wide circle of friends, both at Silsden and Keighley, and their appreciation was very greatly in evidence at the funeral service.
    The School is proud to record such self-sacrifice on the part of its Old Boys, and we tender our most sincere sympathy to the parents and friends in their loss.

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  2. page KBGS edited ... Abott Clifford H BA (killed in action) 2nd Lieut. Lincs Regiment Adkins Edward W 2nd Lieut. R…
    Abott Clifford H BA (killed in action) 2nd Lieut. Lincs Regiment
    Adkins Edward W 2nd Lieut. RFC
    Bailey, Herbert Heaton RAMC
    Bradley Harry Flight Lieut RFC
    Buscall W Yorks Hussars
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Tuesday, January 31

  1. page Greenwood, Ivor Tempest edited ... He is now commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission since 2014 and his details ad…
    He is now commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission since 2014 and his details added to the C.W.G.C. Roll of Honour.
    Update 11th December 2016: his headstone has been made and delivered to the UK for installation on his grave in the near future.
    Update 31st January 2017: his headstone has now been installed on his grave at Utley Cemetery, Keighley.
    We will now make arrangements for a service of dedication for his new headstone and remember this young man who died just a short time after enlisting in the Army in the Great war.

    Born, 26th October 1896. Address: 6, Gate Street, Keighley. Son of William Henry and Sarah Eliza Greenwood. William Henry was a Woolcomber Finisher.
    Baptised at St Mary's Church on 29th November 1896.
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