Worcestershire. 17 September 1917

Harry Bayliss was the son of William Bayliss who lived at 1 Court, 1 Paradise, Dudley, and volunteered for the Worcesters. He joined the 10th (Service) Battalion, which went to the Western Front in May 1915 and spent their first few months in quiet sectors of the front. In 1916 they were fully involved in the first stages of the Battle of the Somme and notably in the struggle for La Boisselle and Ovillers. In late August they were relieved and sent to a quieter sector near Ypres. In 1917 the Worcesters were in reserve for the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres on the 31st July and in September they came into the front line for the third phase, the Battle of the Menin Road. In the preparations Private Harry Bayliss was seriously wounded and taken to a Casualty Clearing Station. He died of wounds on the 17th September and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (III B 190). He was 19 years of age and is commemorated on the Dudley Memorial.

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Dudley Clock Tower

Dudley Clock Tower

Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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