Bailey, Douglas Oliver

Regimental Number: 472829
Rank: Private
Branch: 65th Battalion; 46th Battalion; 4th Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Douglas was born on July 6, 1896 in Brookley, London, England. His father was William Oliver Bailey of England, and he had two brothers, Arthur and Henry. He came to Saskatchewan from England in 1910. Douglas served in the first World War. He was wounded twice. On October 26, 1917 he received a gunshot wound to his left arm and on August 21, 1918, another gunshot wound, this time to his right knee. Douglas was discharged in June 1919. In 1922 he filed on a homestead in the Peace area, and married Mrs. Clara Johnston (nee Myers). They farmed and settled in the Buffalo Lakes area. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey had five children: Marguerite Johnston, Ronald Johnston, and Edith, Gwen, and Barbara Bailey. Douglas died in October 1977 at age 81 in Grande Prairie AB.

Sources: Buffalo Trails p. 96