The death of 36 year old Guardsman Stewart Bainbridge on New Years Eve 1916 at Chelsea Barracks was an unfortunate accident. He slipped and fell down some stairs cracking his head open, later passing away at Queen Alexandra Military Hospital. He had been on a bombing course with the Coldstream Guards 5th Bn (Reserve) guarding Windsor Castle. He was the son of Thomas and Martha Bainbridge from Calverley & Thornbury. Husband Of Florence Bainbridge, Crimbles Terrace Pudsey and father of a four year old son. Stewart had been employed as a shop assistant with both Pudsey shoe firms - Salter & Salters and Scales & Sons. He was buried at Pudsey Cemetery in a service led by the Reverend C. Owen French, and today has a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone. He is not named on any public Memorial but is named on the Bradford Roll of Honour.
Blog postings by Damon Sugden on behalf of Pudsey & Farsley Royal British Legion Branch and in association with Pudsey Civic Society.