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Sapper George Thomas Stanbridge, 1480, 1/3rd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers, died of dysentery in hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, on October 19th, 1915. He had gone out to Gallipoli in August at the same time as the 1/5th Bedfords.
The son of Sarah and the late Frederick Stanbridge, he was born in Luton in 1888 and married Rose Hawkes (born 1889) on September 4th, 1909, in Luton. At the time of the 1911 Census the couple were living with Rose's widowed mother Lucy at 28 Ridgway Road, Luton. They had a daughter Constance, born in 1910, and later a son, Ronald, born in 1913.
George, a house painter working for Messrs T. Wood and Son, was well known in Luton for his interest in football, swimming and billiards.
His widow had received a letter from the hospital Chaplain telling her that her husband was in a serious condition and that there was very little hope of recovery. The following day she received official notification of his death.