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Bailey, D. R. (1807–1830)

At the residence of Dr. Imlay (39th) at Lane Cove, in his twenty-fourth year, D. R. Bailey Esq. to the great grief of his widow and a circle of sincere friends. Mr. Bailey four years ago was one of the flowers of our naval youth, and bade fair to make a shining man from his talents and energy of character. He served many years in the Mediterranean, during which he visited Egypt and Greece, and was present at the decease of Lord Byron. In a successful encounter with an Algerine, his Commander rescued a French East-India-man from the Pirate's grasp; for which service His Most Christian Majesty invested the whole of the British Officers with certain orders of French Knigthood, and presented them with chains and crosses. Mr. Bailey's premature decease originated in a wound in the breast occasioned by a crush which he received from the boom of the vessel in which he was a midshipman. Mr. Bailey was attached to the Commissariat of the Colony. His remains were followed to the grave by the Head of that Department, and by a long train of his friends and brother officers.

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'Bailey, D. R. (1807–1830)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bailey-d-r-13965/text24874, accessed 21 September 2017.

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