Sidney Robert Bailey

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Admiral SIR Sidney Robert Bailey, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy (27 August, 1882 – 27 March, 1942)

Life & Career

Lieutenant on 27 February, 1902.[1]

Promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1914.

He was appointed to Beatty's Staff, 12 May, 1916 and acted as Flag Commander and War Staff Officer.

Great War

He served as Gunnery Officer of H.M.S. Erin from 1914-1916.

Post-War

In recognition of his "ability and unremitting work on the Staff of Admiral Sir David Beatty, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., D.S.O., Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet," he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 5 April, 1919.[2]

He was acquitted at a Court Martial in early 1935, the charge of having "[n]egligently or by default suffering H.M.S. Hood and H.M.S. Renown to be hazarded" being found "not proved".[3]

On 1 January, 1938, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.).[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 31 July, 1939, vice Pound.[5]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Sidney Bailey" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 30 March, 1942. Issue 49197, col F, pg. 6.

Service Record

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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 4.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31274. p. 4516. 5 April, 1919.
  3. M.L. 697/35, found within Bailey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34469. p. 7. 1 January, 1938.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 34651. p. 5393. 4 August, 1939.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 780.
  7. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. 196/47. f. 218.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 780.
  9. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 218.
  10. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. 196/47. f. 218.
  11. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 30 January, 1933. Issue 46355, col E, p. 16.
  12. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 14 August, 1934. Issue 46832, col F, p. 7.
  13. Successor appointed that day. Kennedy-Purvis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 31.