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Walter L. Bailey


5th Australian Pioneer Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss L. Whittle
  • Plaque: 1190

Additional Info

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Walter Leslie Bailey was born in Ballarat, and lived in Ballarat North where he worked as a repairer. He was 24 and single when he enlisted on the 14th July 1915. He was posted to the 29th Battalion with the Regimental No.192. He was promoted Lieutenant and transferred to the 5th Pioneers Battalion. During the fighting near Hazebrouck he received a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He died while being treated at the UK 61st Casualty Clearing Station . He is buried in the Vignacourt British Cemetery in France.
Tree No. 1190

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour