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Thomas Herbert Bainbridge (1887 - 1918)

Thomas Herbert Bainbridge
Born in Irwin's Station, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Died in Francemap
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Biography

Private Thomas Bainbridge served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 1917
Unit(s): 80th Division, Company A, 320th Infantry A.E.F.
Service ended: 1918
Roll of Honor
Private Thomas Bainbridge was Killed in Action during World War I.

Thomas Herbert Bainbridge, son of William Bainbridge and Mary Ann (Nattress) Bainbridge,[1] was born on 30 Oct. 1887 at Irwin Station, Pennsylvania.[2]

5 June 1917, when Thomas, age 28 and single, registered for the draft, he lived in Webster, Westmoreland County, Pennsylania. He worked as a fire boss at the Ella Mine for the United Coal Operation. He was described as tall, and slender, with grey eyes and brown hair.[2]

Private Bainbridge joined the 80th Division, Company A, 320th Infantry A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Forces), which formed in August 1917. The men of the 80th Division were mostly from Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. For this reason their Division sleeve insignia[3], was made up of three blue (ridge) mountains, one for each state.[4]

They trained at Camp Lee (now Fort Lee) in Virginia, and when they reached their full strength of 23,000 men, they sailed for France, where they landed June 8, 1918. They "trained with the British Third Army and joined forces on the front lines near the Artois sector with heavy action in the [[Wikipedia:Second_Battle_of_the_Somme_%281918%29 Somme Offensive of 1918] and in the Meuse-Argonne."[4]

Thomas Bainbridge was killed in action, during one of these offensives [5] and is buried in the Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA.[6]

Census

1900 Hempfield Township (all west of southwest P.R.R. & southeast of Hempfield Branch & West Newton, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States[1]
1910 Rostrover, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States[7]


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M34T-F2M : accessed 11 May 2015), Thomas Banbridge in household of William Banbridge, Hempfield Township (all west of southwest P.R.R. & southeast of Hempfield Branch & West Newton, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 8B, family 161, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,496.
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Thomas Herbert Bainbridge.
  3. Insignia can be seen on this page
  4. 4.0 4.1 80th Infantry Division, History of the 80th. At 80thdivision.com
  5. Soldiers of the Great War, Volume III page 141, Haulsee, W. M.; Howe, F. G.; Doyle, A. C.,Washington, D.C.; Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #175946281
  7. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG64-6J1 : accessed 11 May 2015), Thomas H Bainbridge in household of William Bainbridge, Rostrover, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 186, sheet 9B, family 181, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,444.


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