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Wilfred Alec Bayley

  • Service number
    • WWI 9/668 AWMM
    • WWI: 9/668; WWII Army: 639467; WWII Air: 432163 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
    Wilfrid Alec (or Wilfred Alex) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military & Cemetery Record & Newspaper Reports
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWII: 2nd NZEF No 8 Coy NMR & RNZAF Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military record
    • WWI: ANZAC Mt 2nd Otago Reinforcement & NZ Infantry Division Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
    Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Alec AWMM
  • Surname
    Bayley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wilfrid Alec (or Wilfred Alex) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military & Cemetery Record & Newspaper Reports
  • Service number
    • WWI 9/668 AWMM
    • WWI: 9/668; WWII Army: 639467; WWII Air: 432163 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    • Congregationalist Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWII: Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    24 January 1889 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of George Henry Bayley of Selkirk House, Cheltenham, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 George Henry Bayley (father), Selkirk House, Cheltenham, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • WWI: Egyptian & EF, Gallipoli & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWII: NZ Military Forces - Home Defence Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWII: 2nd NZEF No 8 Coy NMR & RNZAF Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military record
    • WWI: ANZAC Mt 2nd Otago Reinforcement & NZ Infantry Division Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 9/668 AWMM
    • WWI: 9/668; WWII Army: 639467; WWII Air: 432163 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    WWI: 1914-1917; WWII: 1940-1946 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    pre WWII was in WWI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • WWI - 20 Oct 1914 at Gisborne
      WWII - May 1940 at Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    WWI = 25 yrs; WWII: 51 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WWI: Corporal; WWII: Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Oct 1919 - A pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Andrew's Church, Gisborne, this afternoon, by the Rev Mr Murray, of Matawhero, when Miss Marian Elizabeth Russell, daughter of Mr J. Russell, of Matawhero, was married to Mr Wilfred Alex Bayley, son of Mr G. H. Bayley, of Opanae. Misses Dunn and Russell were bridesmaids and Mr W Russell (brother of the bride) was best man. Mr McNab was groomsman. After the ceremony at the church the party adjourned to Findlay's tea rooms, where the breakfast was held. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVII, Issue 15398, 17 December 1920, Page 5
    • 9 July 1917 - RETURNED FROM THE FRONT.

      Four more Gisborne soldiers returned home yesterday, coming from. Auckland by the SS Arahura Their names are: Sergt Major W Graham Corporal W Bailey, Privates M. R Walters and W J Foster They were met by Messrs R M Birrell, and A H Wallis, on behalf of the Defence Committee, and Mr J B Erskine secretary of the Returned Soldiers' Association.

      Corporal W Bayley was farming in the Opotiki district when he left with the draft of Frontiersmen who were attached to Otago's Second Reinforcements. He participated in the Gallipoli campaign, being amongst the last lot of men to leave the peninsula at the time of the evacuation. He subsequently went to France as a member of the Cavalry Squadron attached to the New Zealand Infantry Division. He was one of the fortunate ones in that he escaped from bullet and shell, but he injured his knee and also suffered from internal troubles which necessitated his being invalided home. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIV, Issue 14344, 9 July 1917, Page 2
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    12 December 1980 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    91 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block: 27; Plot: 479; Warrant # 23577 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    Page No: 42 AWMM
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