STEPHEN THOMAS BAILEY

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D655 STEPHEN THOMAS BAILEY Corporal 359103. Royal Air Force. Killed 15 February 1935 at San Filippo, Sicily in the crash of a Short Singapore III (K3595), of No.210 Squadron, being delivered to No.205 Squadron. Left Naples for Calafrane RAF Base, Malta, en route from England to Singapore but about 11.15am due to fog into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily and burst into flames, no survivors. This was one of four aircraft which had left Pembroke Dock on 15 January 1935 en route to Singapore. The bodies were recovered and, escorted by British and Italian naval personnel, were placed on board II.M.S.Durban at Messina, carried to Malta, and buried there.
When he was about 27 year old, he made a plucky rescue at his home 10 years ago. He plunged into swollen river Frome and saved a child from drowning, afterward restoring it to consciousness by using artificial respiration. His pluck was recognized by The Royal Humane Society and by the people of Frome who presented hims a
monumental testimonial.
At rest in Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Malta Plot D Grave 655.

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