Irish Brigade

The story of the 38th (Irish) Brigade in the Second World War

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RSM George Charnick’s Photographic Memories

George Josiah Charnick

26 August 1919 – 30 December 1981.

RSM George Charnick DCM was a highly-decorated member of the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles who served with the battalion from the spring of 1939 until the end of the war and in occupation duties in Austria. We have received the attached photographs from the personal collection of RSM Charnick from his son George. They provide a unique record of the story of a young Londoner’s journey through the ranks of the London Irish and almost two-and-a-half years of war. We are absolutely privileged to add them to our web site.

George and Grace Charnick (nee Rawlings) in 1939.


Please click the links below to view George’s photographic memories of his comrades.


Spanish Steps – July 1944.


Comrades in Arms.

Bren Gun Carriers.

Relaxing Over a Beer.


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