Claro Times - 19th November 1915
Mrs Bailey, 20 South Beech Avenue, Starbeck,
has received official news that her son, Private J Bailey,
has been dangerously wounded, on the 11th November, in the
Dardanelles. Private Bailey enlisted in the West Yorks
Regiment soon after the outbreak of the war, and went to the
Dardanelles about two months ago.
Harrogate Herald - 24th November 1915
W H Breare letter
Mrs Bailey, of Starbeck, has received news of the
death of her son, Private J Bailey. We gave his portrait last week
as being wounded. Prior to enlistment he was employed by Mr J
Lockwood, the marine store dealer, Starbeck. You would see from his
photograph what a fine character he was. I deeply regret his death.
Starbeck has, unfortunately, lost many boys in the war. Last week it
was Neil McMillan, now it is Bailey.
Harrogate Herald - 8th December 1915
Gunner G Elsworth says :
November 27th, 1915. just a
few lines thanking you for the Harrogate paper, also for inserting
my letter in you paper appealing for a melodeon, which I have
received all right. It is a little beauty, and I am sure it was very
good of Mrs Cooper to send it to me. I have written and thanked her
for it. We are set up now for our sing-songs at nights. We have had
a bit of snow here yesterday, the 26th, but it was not much. We are
having some very keen frost at nights, which make it bad for
travelling. It is colder here than I have ever felt it in Harrogate,
but I think we can stand it all right. I was sorry to read about J
Bailey dying of wounds. I knew him very well, but I am sure that his
parents will be glad to think that he died for his country. I expect
there won't be many chaps left in Harrogate now; it is time they
made them join. It will just do a lot of them good to get out here a
little bit. Well, I have not much to say this time, so I will close.
Wishing you and your paper every success.
Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Private Joseph Bailey (17682)
Born : Knaresborough
Enlisted : Harrogate
Residence : Starbeck
Died : 13th November 1915
Died of Wounds
In Memory of
Private 17682 9th Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince
of Wales's Own) who died on Saturday, 13th November 1915. Age 21.
Son of Mrs. E. E. Bailey, of 36, South Beech Avenue,
HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey
Grave Reference/Panel Number:
Panel 47 to 51