Bailey was a private in the 1/4th Battn Essex Regt 200371, he was born and
lived in Mountnessing. In April 1917 Thomas was wounded and on the 25th
November 1917 he was killed in action in Palestine, at the end of the battle of
Nabi Samweil and is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial.
|The Jerusalem Memorial stands in Jerusalem War Cemetery, 4.5
kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the
north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus.
|JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY was begun after the occupation of the city,
with 270 burials. It was later enlarged to take graves from the battlefields
and smaller cemeteries in the neighbourhood. There are now 2,514 Commonwealth
burials of the First World War in the cemetery, 100 of them unidentified.
Within the cemetery stands the JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, commemorating 3,300
Commonwealth servicemen who died during the First World War in operations in
Egypt or Palestine and who have no known grave.