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L/Cpl Tom Bailey
16th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
1914 to 1919

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Raymond Alder
Volunteer Researcher, Chippenham Museum
Unity and Loyalty, WWI Convalescent Hospital Project

First Name:
Incident Details:
War Office Daily List No. 5556
Report Date:
More Information:
Entitled to wear a "Wound Stripe" as authorised under Army Order 204 of 6th July 1916. The terms of this award being met by being named in this list.
Lance Corporal
Service Number:
Casualty Listed As:
Next Of Kin Address:
British Army
Primary Unit:
Lancashire Fusiliers
Archive Reference:
NLS 1918_WList40
Lancashire Fusiliers during World War 1
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Campaign Medals:
British War Medal
With the information in T Bailey's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
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Victory Medal
With the information in T Bailey's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.

Further from the Forces War Record Web Site. This is the entry in respect of his field treatment by the 92nd Field Ambulance, No 10 Ambulance Train.

First Name:
Index Number of Admission:
Lance Corporal
Service Number:
Date Transferred to Sick Convoy:
Date of Transfer From Sick Convoy:
Number of Days Under Treatment:
Notes written in the Observations Column:
92nd Field Ambulance, No.10 Ambulance Train
Church of England
Lancashire Fusiliers
16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Salford) (Why is this important?)
Other unit info:
32nd Division
Archive Reference:
MH106/819 MH106/819 can be found at The National Archives in Kew, and contains First World War Representative Medical Records of No. 39 Casualty Clearing Station: 24/07/1917 to 10/08/1917. British Other Ranks. No. 39 Casualty Clearing Hospital in the field. Ser: 3658-4314 and Transfers Ser: 113-123.
Cont. ..
I have checked the Calendar of Movements for the 16th Bn LF and between 26th April 1918 and 10th May 1918 they were at place named Barly.
Prior to this they were at the following locations which is where and when he was most probably wounded.
7th-13th April Trenches at Ayette
13th-17th April Reserve at Douchy-les Ayette
17th-22nd April returned to Trenches at Ayette
22nd-25th April Reserve at Douchy-les Ayette
25th at Bienvillers - au -Booster
26th - 10th May Barly.
With your permission we would very much wish to place your research PDF on the Web Site as a feature page. We should perhaps wait though until you have made any update in respect of the above new information.?
If we can assist further please get back to us.
Geoff Pycroft
Researcher and Archivist