FIFE, Lt Col Robert Bainbridge

1869 - 1949

Born at Poona, India on 9 December 1869, son of James George Fife and his wife Katharine Alice née Wharton, who married at Marylebone, London in 1861. He married at Bradfield, Berkshire in 1896, Alice Emily Gibbs (8 September 1867-1943) and in 1911 a 41 year old major in the Royal Artillery living at Endymion House, Salisbury Road, Dover with his 41 year old wife Alice, their only child had died. A regular soldier and as a Lieut Col was awarded a D.S.O. during the First World War. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1934-1942 and exhibited from Beacon Oaks, Little Bealings, near Ipswich in 1934 a watercolour 'Study of Oak Trees'. In 1939 a retired Lieut. Col. living at Beacon Oaks, Little Bealings, near Ipswich with his wife Alice, who died at Reading, Berkshire in 1943. He died at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire in 1949, aged 80.