Bill Cheall was with George Bertram from Durham at Alexandria, Egypt, in 1943:
“My pal, George, and I went on leave together and found a very spartan place not far from the sea front. A swarthy owner sat at a desk just inside the door where we paid our piastres and were given a key. It was a very plain room with a thin carpet, hard bed, two chairs and a table with a water jug and bowl on it. Who cared? We didn’t. Money was not plentiful so we had to be careful with it. We would go to the YMCA for meals and cakes and a good cup of tea.”Do you know anything about George?