8 May 1915
Private Colin Bayly
News has been received by cable that Mr. Colin Bayly, an old St. Peter's College boy, and youngest son of Mr. W. H. F. Bayly, of the Semaphore, was killed in action in Flanders on April 16.
He joined the 10th (Scottish) Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment on the outbreak of the war, and proceeded to the front early in November as a private. After serving in the trenches he was invalided home in December, but returned to France on March 8.
The following is an extract from his last letter:-- 'We came down to Tunbridge Wells last week, and this morning I am off to the front again in a draft of 120 men. I have been given a stripe, and am now Lance- Corporal Colin Bayly. They have arranged to send out my commission in the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry when the War Office gazette it, but I couldn't stand being in England waiting about; hence my departure for the front.'
1915 'PRIVATE COLIN BAYLY.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 May, p. 40, viewed 25 April, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89145358