John Francis Bailey was born on 1 December 1925 in Poynton.
He enlisted into the Royal Engineers and was then attached to 1 Airborne Squadron in the 6 Airborne Division.
On 4 March 1948, Lieutenant Bailey was killed by a sniper when he was trying to aid a Jewish civilian.
Lt Bailey is buried at Haifa War Cemetery, Palestine.
By Sam Stead with information courtesy of www.roll-of-honour.comRead More