1. Grave:Cement House CemeteryXVII.C.4
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.116
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour54C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Education & Career :

Assistant Schoolmaster (1913)

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 8/Durham Light Infantry 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres) 

22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.

William BAYLES lived in Ferryhill and enlisted in Durham. UK Soldiers Died in the Great War cite him as a Lance Corporal.

Detail :

He died of wounds.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Rowlandson No. 3360 E.C.Durham

19th May 1913
23rd July 1913
11th March 1914

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