A photograph of E Company NCOs, probably taken in Italy. Sergeant Major George Charnick on the left and Sergeant Edward Mayo on the right. Mayo was killed during the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles’ attack on Sinagoga on 16 May 1944. The sergeant in the centre is unknown.


 Photograph taken in the winter of 1943/44. George, wearing the symbols of his office on his sleeves, is now Sergeant Major of E Company.


2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles Regimental Sergeant Major George Charnick photographed in Austria after the end of the war.

Sergeant-Major George Charnick. This photograph was probably taken at the same time as the first in this sequence.

 Sergeant George Charnick of the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles. This photograph was probably taken in the UK before Operation Torch in November 1942. George was then in the carrier platoon. You can see a bren gun mounted on a tripod to his left.


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This is my grandfathers brother! So proud! X