Private William Robinson Bailey
18466 6th Dublin Fusiliers
Died of Dysentry 20th March 1916 whilst P.O.W.
Lived at 6 Scott Lane end, Chorley, formerly 72 Rumley Road
Buried in Sofia War Cemetery, Bulgaria
Burnley Express 3/5/1916 (P)

"My maternal line is Bailey and I have traced a large part of the family to Burnley, Blackrod and surrounding villages. All the men (and most of the women) given the middle name of Robinson. I have found that this originates from when Jane Bailey of Bingley had a child out of wedlock to Roger Robinson (although they did later marry). The middle name was used throughout the family until my grandads birth"

(e-mail from Nicola Metcalfe)




My maternal line is Bailey and I have traced a large part of the family to Burnley, Blackrod and surrounding villages. All the men (and most of the women) given the middle name of Robinson. I have found that this originates from when Jane Bailey of Bingley had a child out of wedlock to Roger Robinson (although they did later marry). The middle name was used throughout the family until my grandads birth (e-mail from Nicola Metcalfe)



 

 

 

 
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