LIEUTENANT T. BAILWARD
26TH KING GEORGE’S OWN LIGHT CAVALRY, INDIAN ARMY
THEODORE BAILWARD was the third son of T. H. M. Bailward, J.P., of Horsington Manor, Templecombe. He entered the School in 1901, passed on to the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in 1905, and received his Commission in 1906, in the Somerset Light Infantry, then quartered at Poona. In the following year he was trans-ferred to the 26th Native Cavalry, stationed at Bangalore, and in 1913 was appointed A.D.C. to the Governor of Madras. In the expedition to the Persian Gulf he was attached to the 7th Hariana Lancers, and was killed in a reconnaissance on April 29th, 1915, and buried at Imamzadeh. Age 27.
Extract from a letter of the Commandant, 26th Light Cavalry :- “He was a dear good fellow, and very popular in the Regiment.” From a Native Officer of the 26th Light Cavalry “I have no words of energy to express my grief toward Bailward Sahib. I am exceedingly sorry to hear the death of our kind-hearted Officer. The whole Regiment, especially the ‘D’ Squadron, lamented much on the loss of their beloved master. May God bless him.”
Source : Memorials Of Rugbeians Who Fell In The Great War Vol 1