- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Sergeant 3rd Class
- New South Wales Police Force, Commonwealth Police, Australian Government
- Awarded on:
- October 29th, 1946
At about 8.30 p.m. on the 12th January 1945, sergeant Bailey, whilst on duty in Adelaide Street, Blayney, (Australia) had occasion to speak to a man whose movements were suspicious. During the questioning the man pulled a revolver from his pocket and fired a shot which struck Bailey in the stomach. Although fast succumbing to his injuries and suffering from the effects of shock and haemorrhage, Bailey continued the struggle with the offender and held him on the ground until assistance arrived. Shortly afterwards he died. The fortitude and courage manifested by this Police Officer, in spite of his mortal injuries sustained by him at the outset of the encounter, constitute bravery and devotion to duty of the highest order.