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Author Bailey, Ted.

Title A Major soldier : the military career of Frank Bailey DCM / by Ted Bailey
Published Luton : Andrews UK, 2011
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Contents Front Matter; Title Page; Publisher Information; Illustrations; Abbreviations; Dedications; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A Major Soldier; My Grandad: A Quiet Man; Peace Arrives; Growing Up With Grandad; 'Elephant In The Kitchen'; A Missed Opportunity!; Chasing The Soldier's Tale; The Changing British Army; The Purchase System; Emerging Classes; Disaster In The Crimea; Part-Time Amateurs; Reform; The Ordinary Soldier; Training; 1899-1902; 1914-18; Frank's War And Peace; Boer War: 1901-2; Colonial Travels; Great War: 1914-18; 1914; 1915; 1916; 1917; 1918; Percival; The Crossbarry Incident
From Farmer's Sons To Military MenThe Mystery Brother; The Regimental Brother; Brothers In Action; The Unknown Brother; Gallipoli; Essex Landing; Frank's Company; Aftermath; Suvla Bay; Background; Lancashire Landing; Hindsight; The Somme; The 1st Essex At Beaumont Hamel; Aftermath; Background; Defensive Advantage; From Arras To Cambrai; The Essex At Monchy; Aftermath; The Essex Achieve Their Langemarck; Aftermath; Masnières For Cambrai; Aftermath; Background; Arras; Third Ypres (Passchendaele); Tanks At Cambrai; 1918 Reorganisation; Battlefields; Cape Helles, Gallipoli; Beaumont Hamel
Thiepval MemorialMonchy-Le-Preux; Cambrai; Loker/Ypres; Langemarck; Passchendaele/Tyne Cot; Coda; Back Matter; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Sources; Also Available
Summary This is the story of Frank Bailey, a man whose ordinary demeanour in civilian life hid a record of active service and heroism in the Great War. He embarked on a 36-year long career with the Essex Regiment when he left his tiny rural community and enlisted a few weeks after the death of Queen Victoria. This remarkable journey took him far away from England to the colonies, the beaches of Gallipoli and the trenches at Beaumont Hamel in The Somme
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Subject Bailey, Frank.
Great Britain. Army. Essex Regiment. Battalion, 1st -- Biography.
Great Britain. Army. Essex Regiment. Battalion, 1st -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1914-1918 -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1908336242 (electronic bk.)
9781908336248 (electronic bk.)