379th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
25/09/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Robert Bailey was born on 15th June 1881 in Glenrue, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone. Robert served in the Boer War. He was a Reservist living in Belfast when he was called up. At the time, he was working for Messrs W & G Baird Ltd. Belfast, where he was employed as a frame maker. Sergeant Bailey served with the 379th Siege Battalion of the Royal Garrison Artillery. Sergeant Bailey was badly wounded on the afternoon of the 25th September 1917. He passed away at about 6:45pm that evening. Robert was 36 years old.
Gaza is 3 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean coast, 65 kilometres south-west of Tel Aviv. From Israel stop at the Erez Crossing point and enter the VIP cabin for a pass to enter Gaza. Walk through "no man's land" to the taxis on the other side. Gaza War Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station. The Cemetery is approximately 8 kilometres to the left of the main dual carriageway, Highway 250 through Gaza, and is about 200 metres back from the road through an avenue of trees. Alternatively, turn left off the highway after 4 kilometres, continuing with Highway 4 until Sha'arei Aza junction and turn right, then turn right into Gaza proper, heading back towards the border. In this direction the cemetery will be found on the right hand side after approximately 3 kilometres.