John Henry Baillie

Birth

Marriage

Death

December 24, 1889, at ___ in Barberton (?), Transvaal Republic

None

May 3, 1917, at ___ in France, in action with the Durham Light Infantry

Parents

Siblings

Children

John Baillie, Annie E. Grieve

Kathleen Mary Baillie, Andrew Welcome Baillie, Frances Emma Baillie, Robert Grieve Baillie

None

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John Henry Baillie with classmates, about 1904.

John Henry Baillie was born on December 24, 1889. He died in action in France on May 3, 1917.

 

Sources:

(1) Birth: Jim Kallam, note to Peter G. Moll.

(2) Death: Internet site of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/

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"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" at the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

John Henry Baillie's name is inscribed at the Arras Memorial in Bay 8. The inscription reads "JOHN HENRY BAILLIE / Second Lieutenant / 15th Bn., Durham Light Infantry / who died on / Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Age 28." (Note: his as was actually 27.) Could someone please go there and get a photograph of the inscription?

Additional information held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Son of John and Annie Elizabeth Baillie, of 399, Torrisen St., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. Sources: http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf, http://www.cwgc.org/

 

About the Arras Memorial 

Location:

The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du Général de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station. The Memorial commemorates almost 35,000 casualties of the British, New Zealand and South African Forces who died between Spring 1916 and 7th August 1918, with the exception of casualties of the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, and who have no known grave. The design, by Sir Edward Lutyens, consists of a cloister, 25 feet high and 380 feet long, built up on Doric columns and faces west. In the broader part of the site the colonnade returns to form a recessed and open court, terminated by an apse. The names of the casualties are carved on stone panels fixed to the cloister walls.

Historical Information:

The Memorial commemorates almost 35,000 casualties of the British, New Zealand and South African Forces who died between Spring 1916 and 7th August 1918, excluding casualties of the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, and who have no known grave. The design, by Sir Edward Lutyens, consists of a cloister built upon Doric columns and faces west. In the broader part of the site the colonnade returns to form a recessed and open court, terminated by an apse in front of which is the Arras Flying Services Memorial. The names of the casualties are carved on stone panels which are fixed to the cloister walls.

Source: the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Internet site at http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf, http://www.cwgc.org/

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Badge of the Durham Light Infantry

Information on the Durham Light Infantry is available from the museum of the regiment, at http://www.thenortheast.com/museums/dli.htm.

A photograph of the Durham Light Infantry badge may be seen at http://members.tripod.com/geordie_gen/uniform2.htm The badge has a bugle and the letters "DLI" above it.

 

 

 

 

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