15th February 1942
George Bainborough was killed in action when the 4th Suffolks were trying to stem the Japanese invasion of Singapore, which had started on the 8th February. The fighting was fierce, and very often hand-to-hand.
George Bainborough has no known grave and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial – very near to where he was killed.
Son of Henry and Elizabeth Bainborough, of Islington, London
The medals are:
1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - War Medal 1939-45
Original box of issue
(addressed to his mother Mrs. Elizabeth Bainborough at 14 “L” Beaconsfield Buildings, York Way, Islington, London)
with the Army Council condolence slip and a Suffolk Regiment cap badge.
Information and photos from Roy Lowe