BAILEY, Reginald John William

Able Seaman
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P/JX 381850
Died : 
Saturday, June 17, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Local Roll of Honour: 

Able Seaman Reginald Bailey was killed on the day that RN Commandos were involved in an operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard [1]. The operation was launched from the island of Corsica [2].

[1] CWGC
[2] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.
The CWGC list his unit as HMS Copra. This was a shore base in the UK responsible for the Pay and Records of RN personnel attached to Combined Operations. He was not serving there at the time of his death. It is this Archive's belief that he was involved in Operation Brassard but his Commando service needs to be verified through service record when available.
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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