We have received notice of the death on 6th April 2013 of James Bayley, who served with the London Irish Rifles during the Second World War.
His daughter, Karen Fransz wrote to us:
“I don’t know if you keep records of old London Irish soldiers but my father passed away yesterday and was a member of your regiment. His name was James Bayley and he kept us entertained for years regarding his tales of the Second World War. He fought in Italy and at Monte Cassino and always talked fondly of the comrades he lost. He was a wonderful father and he has left a huge hole in our lives but, we have the memories and laughter that he has left in his wake to keep us smiling through the tears.
I hope he can be remembered in some way at the regimental HQ.”