Cyril Bailie

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Alfreton branch

Died: 3 August 1943


Cyril Philip Bailie was born on 21 February 1922, the son of Matthias Godard Anthony Bailie and his wife Blanche Matilda. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its Derby Normanton Road branch in April 1939 and transferred to Alfreton branch six months later. 


In August 1941 Bailie left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, training as a pilot. 


On 2 August 1943 Pilot Officer Bailie was pilot of a Stirling bomber that took off from RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire, on a bombing raid over Germany. On the way back, in the early hours of 3 August 1943, the plane was shot down, killing all of the eight-man crew. Pilot Officer Bailie was 21 years old. 


Cyril Bailie is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Alfreton branch.

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