Bailey, Fred

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Fred 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 i1914, and was 'grieved throughout Devon's sporting circles.'

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