New York. Group to Ptr Roy Bayliss, NY Naval Militia
Group to Painter Roy Bayliss, New York Naval Militia: World War I Victory Medal, clasp “Patrol” (a Fulford clasp), ribbon worn at the brooch; New York World War I Service Medal, numbered “37258″, ribbon tattered (issued to Bayliss in 1922); New York Aqueduct Medal, numbered “1712″, ribbon tattered (issued to Bayliss in 1922); New York Small Arms Practice Badge, Marksman, 2 Years, marked “Quayle, NY”; 2nd Battalion New York Naval Militia 100% Duty Medal, 1 Year, marked by Dieges & Clust; Medal for the 25th Anniversary of the New York Naval Militia, 1891-1916, marked “A. Johnson & Co/10 John St, NY” (ribbon worn).
Painter First Class Roy Bayliss, from Brooklyn, served aboard USS Gloucester from April 1917 through the end of the war. He is now interred at the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery (1898-1987). USS Gloucester was bought from banker J.P. Morgan in 1898 and saw action in the Spanish-American War. Later, she served with the New York Naval Militia, patrolling New York Harbor during World War I.