Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery

Bailey, Donald Robert

A60002 Rifleman Donald Robert Bailey was born 7 August 1920 in Galt, Ontario, the son of Robert George Bailey and Ada Louise Renwick. (His father and eight uncles served in WWl.) He attended Victoria School and Galt Collegiate. He was involved with the Scouts and Rovers for 10 years.

Bailey was a weaver by trade and worked at the Stauffer-Dobbie plant before enlisting. He married Violet Jean Croley on 30 August 1940 in Preston, Ontario. They had one son.

Service Record

  • Jul 1940 – Enlisted with the militia battalion of the Highland Light Infantry
  • 4 Apr 1942 – Enlisted with the Active battalion of the HLI.
  • 14 Jul 1942 – Transferred to 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
  • 1 Jun 1944 – Embarked for France
  • 6 Jun 1944 – Disembarked in France (on Juno Beach, D-Day)
  • 6 Jun 1944 – Killed in action

Bailey is buried in Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference: V. A. 15.

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