Thomas Bailey was a sergeant in the 54th Infantry Battalion. His Regimental No. was 12779. He was born in Ballarat and when he enlisted there he was a single, 23 year old blacksmith. During the fierce and confused fighting around Passchendaele his area was subjected to a heavy barrage of mustard gas and he was killed. He is buried in the Lijessenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.
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