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Born in Ballarat and a miner by trade, Daniel Bailey was 19 years and single when enlisted on the 22nd of February 1915 in the 23rd Battalion, C Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 911 in unit 23rd Battalion, C Company. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 'Euripides' on the 10th of May 1915. Got dangerously ill by serious pneumonia in Heliopolis on the 21st of December 1915. On the 28th of July 1916 was wounded in action in France and on the 29th of July 1917 admitted to Hospital as a result of shell shock. On the 18th of April 1918 was admitted to hospital again for Influenza. On the 24th of April 1919 returned to Australia per 'Windhuk' England. Disembarked on the 18th of August 1919. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 17th of October 1919. Tree No.404