The Men

The Men

Sunday, 19 January 2014

* Capt. Launcelot Myles Bayly

Source: Tom Burnell, Newspaper Obituary
Capt. Launcelot Myles Bayly MC 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, died of wounds 22nd October 1918 in France, less than a month before the end of the war.  He was born on 7th August 1884, in County Tipperary, and attended The High School from 1899 to 1902.  He lived at 3 Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh and also 4 in Earlsfort Place. Dublin.
He was the son of Captain Edward Crosbie Bayly and Isabel Davison.   On his will, his address was given as Killough Castle, Thurles, County Tipperary.  His estate was left to his widowed mother.
Census 1901

School Obituary:  'Erasmian', December 1918

'LANCELOT M. BAYLY Capt. Lancelot M. Bayly, M.C., R.I.R. (1895-1902) died of
wounds in France on October 22nd, having been shot through the body by a sniper. He was the second son of the late E. F. Bayly and Mrs. Bayly, Killough Castle, Thurles. Every one who knew him, whether at school or at Lansdowne Road, where he played for the 1st XV of the Lansdowne Club in the Cup Matches of 1904 and 1905, will remember him for his kindly, unassuming, straightforward character, one of the best type of men. When the war broke out he was in India, but at once came home and joined up. The last time we saw him was when he called at the School in the spring of 1917 after being wounded. On his return to France he gained the Military Cross in March last for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded a company through a week's heavy fighting, taking part in rearguard actions and counter attacks, in which he set a fine example. On one occasion he carried a Lewis gun during the whole of a long march.'

The Edinburgh Gazette 18th Sept, 1918

'BAYLY, LAUNCELOT MYLES. Rank: Lieutenant  (Acting Captain). Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Rifles. Unit; 3rd((SDGW) 5th (CWGC) Battalion. Date of Death:22/10/1918. He won the Military Cross and is listed in the London Gazette. Died of wounds. 

'Limerick Chronicle, July, 1915
Mr L M Bayly, son of Mr E C Bayly, Killough Castle, Thurles, has obtained a commission in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment.

'Grave or Memorial Reference: IV. J. 21. Cemetery: Duhallow A. D. S. Cemetery in Belgium. Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station was a front line casualty clearing station for soldiers wounded in this (Ypres) sector. It was named after a Southern Irish Hunt. Although Michael [sic] is now interred here, he was originally buried in a temporary grave as this Cemetery did not exist until after he died.'
Source:  Tom Burnell, military historian

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