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) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born on Gloucester Road, the son of James Bailey, M.P..

He passed out of Britannia in December, 1897 ranked eleventh of the sixty-four cadets who passed out, with 1731 marks.[1]

Bailey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 27 February, 1902.[2]

Bailey was 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.[3]

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".[4]

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.).[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 31 July, 1939, vice Pound.[6]

Bibliography

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

Service Record

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Geoffrey Blake
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Washington, D.C.
1921 – 13 Nov, 1922
Succeeded by
The Hon. Arthur Stopford
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
15 Jan, 1923[7] – 15 Jan, 1925[8]
Succeeded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain (D), Fourth Destroyer Flotilla
15 Jan, 1923[9] – 15 Jan, 1925
Succeeded by
The Hon. Edward B. S. Bingham
Preceded by
Norton A. Sulivan
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
19 Dec, 1927[10] – 1 Apr, 1929[11]
Succeeded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Preceded by
John K. im Thurn
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
28 Feb, 1933[12]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Preceded by
William M. James
Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
15 Aug, 1934[13]
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Blake
Preceded by
Ragnar M. Colvin
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1937[Citation needed] – 7 Oct, 1938[14]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 4.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31274. p. 4516. 5 April, 1919.
  4. M.L. 697/35, found within Bailey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34469. p. 7. 1 January, 1938.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 34651. p. 5393. 4 August, 1939.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 780.
  8. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. 196/47. f. 218.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 780.
  10. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 218.
  11. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. 196/47. f. 218.
  12. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 30 January, 1933. Issue 46355, col E, p. 16.
  13. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 14 August, 1934. Issue 46832, col F, p. 7.
  14. Successor appointed that day. Kennedy-Purvis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 31.