Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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Henry Bailey, born in Epson, England, served eight and a half years in South Africa with the 18th Mounted Hussars and was discharged in 1912. He came to Winnipeg in 1913 and joined the Strathcona Horse January 8, 1916 at Portage La Prairie and served in France and Belgium until January 31, 1919.

While in England he married Winnifred S. Long of Dover Kent. When he returned to Canada he was discharged at Winnipeg March 15, 1919. They lived in Winnipeg and had two sons, Bill and Norman before moving to a farm four miles from Brookdale in 1921 where a daughter Phyllis was born. All three children attended Brookdale School.

The family lived and farmed for 14 years but could not make a go of it in those hard times and sold out in 1935.

Mr. and Mrs. Bailey returned to England, spent a few months and returned to Neepawa where they farmed until 1939.

Both boys, Billand Norman, joined the Queens Own Camerons in Winnipeg and served overseas, and Mr. and Mrs. Bailey and Phyllis moved to Vancouver,


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