James Joseph Bailey was the son of James and Margaret Bailey. James Bailie was born on 7th March 1878 in Clabby, County Fermanagh. He worked in Belfast as a gas fitter. James Bailie enlisted in Belfast. He originally enlisted as a Rifleman with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, but later transferred to the1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. Rifleman James Bailey died of wounds received in action on 2nd October 1918. Rifleman James Bailey was posthumously awarded the Military Medal (M.M.).
The cemetery is located 18 km from Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge and on to Roesbrugge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing.
On reaching the ring road of Poperinge, the R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 10 km after rejoining the N308 lies the village of Roesbrugge. The second left hand turning in the village of Roesbrugge leads onto the Haringestraat and for 2 km to the village of Haringe.