Private George Bainbridge

Private George Bainbridge, 6th Battalion, Royal Iniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Italy at the Battle for Monte Cassino on 15th May 1944, aged 30. He had been born in Gateshead and was the son of Benjamin and Isabella Bainbridge of Northfield Terrace, Chirnside and is buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. He had originally enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers but had been transferred to the Iniskillings. He had been wounded and captured in North Africa but had been released when the Allies had taken Tunis. Before the War he had been employed by the Chirnside Paper Mill and in his spare time he had been assistant Scoutmaster. His brother was serving with the K.O.S.B. and his father had served with the Royal Engineers during the Great War. The photographs show Allied troops during this very costly Battle which did not finally end until 19th May 1944. The photos show Allied troops during the Battle.

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