Edward Battersby Bailey
Bailey was born in Marsden, Kent, the son of Dr James Battersby Bailey and Louise Florence Carr.
He was educated at Kendal grammar school and Clare College, Cambridge. He gained first-class honours in both parts one and two of the natural sciences tripos. He also won a heavyweight boxing medal while at Cambridge.
From 1915 to 1919 he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Garrison Artillery and was twice wounded, losing his left eye and much of the use of his left arm. He was awarded the Military Cross and the French Croix de Guerre with palms. He was also made a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur.
He was Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1935 to 1937.
His first wife, Alice Meason, died in 1956. He remarried, to Mary M W Young in 1962.
- Tectonic Essays, Mainly Alpine (1935)
- Geological Survey of Great Britain (1952)
- Charles Lyell (1962)
Honours and awards
Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1930, in 1943 he was awarded its Royal Medal. In 1948 he received the Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society. He was also a foreign member of the national academies of Belgium, India, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.
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