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Remembered Today:

Will Bailey Coldstream Gaurds

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Any information regarding my great grandfather would be appreciated.

This is pretty much all I know of him.

War diary movements during his short stint would be interesting.

Will Jones Bailey Pte 7282

Coldstream Guards enlisted 5th June 1907

To army reserve 16th June 1914

Mobilized 5th August 1914

Battle of Asine injured14th September 1914 shrapnel wound left thigh.

American Womans War relief Hospital Paignton Devon (Oldway Hospital)

Discharged 1915 Davenport?

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I understand that you can get a copy of a Guardsman's service record from this address:

The Regimental Archivist,

Coldstream Guards,

Wellington Barracks,

Birdcage Walk,


Three Battalions were in France at the start of the War,1st was in 1 Division,and 2nd and 3rd were in 2nd Division,see this from the Long Long Trail at top left of this page:

http://www.1914-1918.net/1div.htm, http://www.1914-1918.net/2div.htm.

Once you get to know which his Battalion was you can see where he was deployed,and then you can get information on a daily basis from a War Diary,which is at Kew,or memebers here might post the bit you want to see. 1st Bn is under WO95/1263,and 2nd and 3rd Bns under WO95/1342.


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£25 is the current cost

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Thanks everybody for giving directions, as a newcomer to this research your help is greatly appreciated.

Its very addictive looking in the past.

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  • 1 year later...


I am in the process of writing a book on the Battle of the Aisne 1914. The book tells the story of the battle and will include the photos of many of the soldiers who took part. I have made contact with descendants of those who particpated. Do you have a photo of your great-grandfather to include in the book? If you have a photo and want it to be included in my book as a tribute to him please contact me at paul.kendall193@btinternet.com

I look forward to your response.

Kind regards

Paul Kendall

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