Bailey, Fred

Birthplace

Exeter

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Half-Back

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Fred was born in Exeter in 1892.
He played for the Exeter United team and moved to the Grecians when the United team was wound up. He made one appearance in 1904/05.

Part of the 1st Wessex Divisional Field Ambulance, Fred Bailey was killed on 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Somme whilst assisting a wounded man along a trench. Aged only 22, he had been described as 'one of the most promising athletes Devon has ever produced' by the Western Times and had been a prolific scorer in his time at Exeter City. Bailey had been in France since the Autumn of 1914, and was 'grieved throughout Devon's sporting circles.'

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