George William
 1922 - 1940

Early Life


GEORGE WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE (known as ‘BILLY’) was born on the 5 September 1922 at Howe Street, Great Waltham, the first child of George and Kate Emma Bainbridge (née Wicks), who were married at The Registry Office, Chelmsford on the 10 December 1921.  George was a widower at the time of his marriage. Kate, already had one daughter, Dorothy Jean Wicks, born 3 February 1919, before she married George.

George’s first wife was Emma Mary Sorrell and they married in 1916 in Chelmsford had two children, Sydney Arthur George, born 30 April 1916 in Chelmsford and Vera May, born 10 May 1918 at Howe Street, Great Waltham. Emma died in December 1918 and her funeral was held at the Parish Church, Great Waltham on the 21 December. She was 24 years old and the family were living at 4 Regina Road, Chelmsford at the time of her death. George’s occupation was given as a ‘turret lathe operator’.

Kate and George had three further children, Barbara Marguerita, born 6 December 1926, Olive Beatrice, born 25 May 1928 and David Stephen (known as ‘Bobby;) born 20 May 1930.