Lance Corporal Frank B Bailey

12 Jun 1944

Frank Bertram Bailey was the son of Frank and May Bailey, of Tolladine, Worcester. He enlisted into the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lance Corporal Bailey successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy Landings).

L/Cpl Bailey was killed in action on 12 August 1944, aged 19, and was given a field burial at Amfreville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 20 June 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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