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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval courtesy Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
William Henry Bainbridge was born in 1891 at Nottingham and was the son of John a carriage trimmer in the lace trade and Clara Bainbridge née Thorpe of 158, Blue Bell Hill Rd., Nottingham. His father John Bainbridge was born in 1868 at Manchester, his mother Clara Jane Thorpe was born in 1869 at Moorgreen Derbyshire, they were married in 1888 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration district, they went on to have the following children, John b1889, William Henry b1891, Elsie b1893, Amy b1895, Clara Elizabeth b1898, Ernest Cyril b1907, Doris b1909 all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 109 Gordon Road, Nottingham and are shown as John Bainbridge 43 yrs a carriage trimmer, he is living with his wife Clara 42 yrs and their children, Jon 22 yrs a telephone fitter, William Henry 20 yrs a brush maker, Elsie 18 yrs an over locker, Amy 16 yrs an ironer, Clara Elizabeth 13 yrs a scholar, Ernest Cyril 4 yrs and Doris 2 yrs of age, they are living with his widowed mother Sarah 75 yrs.
He was a Brushmaker prior to enlisting at Nottingham.
08 Oct 1916
25
526524 - CWGC Website
46374
Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Henry Bainbridge enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action, 8th October 1916, aged 25, during the German counter attack near Thiepval, France during the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France. Plot 9. Row F. Grave 2.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval courtesy Murray Biddle
    William Harry Bainbridge - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval courtesy Murray Biddle
  • Photo published on 14th November 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    William Harry Bainbridge - Photo published on 14th November 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.