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  •  Photograph published on 10th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of William and Elizabeth Bailey and the brother of Frank, Thomas, Sirall and Hannah Bailey. In 1911 they lived at 33 Fisher Street Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a moulder.
31 May 1916
20
2865270 - CWGC Website
SS/116664
Stkr/2
HMS Idefatigable Royal Navy
Joseph died at the Battle of Jutland; his body was not recovered for burial and he is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. HMS Indefatigable was a battle cruiser sunk at Jutland on May 31st 1916 during the ‘Run to the South’ as Admiral Beatty changed course to steer east south east. Around 16.00hrs Indefatigable was hit around the rear turret by two or three shells from Von der Tann. She fell out of formation to starboard and started sinking towards the stern and listing to port. Her magazines exploded at 4:03 after more hits, one on the forecastle and another on the forward turret. Smoke and flames gushed from the forward part of the ship and large pieces were thrown 200 feet (61.0 m) into the air. The most likely cause of her loss was a deflagration or low-order explosion in 'X' magazine that blew out her bottom and severed the steering control shafts, followed by the explosion of her forward magazines from the second volley. Von der Tann fired only fifty-two 28 cm (11 in) shells at Indefatigable before she exploded. Of her crew of 1,019, only two survived. While still in the water, two survivors found Indefatigable's captain, C. F. Sowerby, who was badly wounded and died before they could be rescued. The two survivors, Able Seaman Elliott and Leading Signalman Falmer, were rescued by the German torpedo boat S16. (Wikipedia)
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  •  Photograph published on 10th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Joseph Bailey - Photograph published on 10th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918