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Sir Donald Coleman Bailey
Birth: Sep. 15, 1901
Death: May 5, 1985

Inventor. Born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, he was most noted for his develop of a multi-span bridge known as the Bailey Bridge used in various guises in all theatres of the World War II. Educated at Sheffield University, he received several degrees in Engineering, plus a Doctorate of Engineering. He joined the War Office in 1928, as a civil engineer designer at the Military Engineering Experimental Establishment for providing temporary spans capable of taking heavy loading over water ways. In 1940, he solved the problem of providing temporary spans capable of taking heavy loading over water crossings. By the end of World War II, his design had built over 2000 bridges that enabled some 700,000 panels of about 350 miles of bridging. He was knighted in 1946, was promoted to senior principal scientific officer at the MEXE, where he later became director and retired in 1966. He died at age 83 in Dorset, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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St Peter Churchyard *
Bournemouth
Bournemouth Unitary Authority
Dorset, England
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Dec 03, 2000
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Sir Donald Coleman Bailey
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Sir Donald Coleman Bailey
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
Happy Birthday. Great Invention. Well Done Sir.
- a sincere fan
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012
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