Cyril Proctor BAINBRIDGE

Badge Number: 48053

BAINBRIDGE, Cyril Proctor

Service Number: 502
Enlisted: 22 February 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 22 January 1896
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tinsmith
Died: 21 January 1955, aged 58 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Barmera (Upper Murray) Garden of Memory Cemetery
Section F; Row B; Plot 3
Memorials: Penneshaw Kangaroo Island Men Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 502, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 502, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
2 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 7th Machine Gun Company, Egypt
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 502, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
29 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 502, 7th Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres, Evacuated to the UK
29 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 7th Machine Gun Company
7 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 502, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
29 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 502, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion

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Father: Edward Bainbridge living at Edwardstown SA.

On enlisting Cyril was 19 years old, a Tinsmith, Church of England, single and living at Miller St, North Unley, South Australia.

22/2/1915  Enlisted at Keswick, SA, Private C Co. Base Infantry

16/3/1915  joined 27th Infantry Battalion

31/5/1915  Embarked Port Adelaide, onboard HMAT Geelong A2.
                  as a Corporal in Machine Gun Battalion (MGB).

5/7/1919    Married Catherine Oldring, 31 yrs, widow
                  Parish Church at Wandsworth, Battersea

8/10/1919   returned to Australia, with Catherine, on board Benalla
22/11/1919 disembarked into Port Adelaide

23/1/1920    discharged 

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  January 2016.  Lest we forget.