BINKS, Fred F

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
Royal Army Medical Corps & the Durham Light Infantry
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
Unknown
Home Address:
Winston Lane, Staindrop
Family Details:

Fred was the son of Thomas & Mary Binks of Staindrop. In 1901 & 1911 the family lived in Winston Lane. His father was a coal miner/waggon weigh man & later a hewer. His siblings were John William, Thomas, Gertrude May, Ethel, Arthur & Alfred. Alfred was Hylene Bowman’s father. The older siblings were coal miners. Fred was a driver underground at age 15.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
Unknown
Place of Death
Newcastle hospital
Cause of Death:
Posion Gas Effects
Place of Burial:
Staindrop
Obituary:
Unknown
Notes:

Fred served in the Royal Army Medical Corps & the Durham Light Infantry from June 1915 until 1919.  He served in France & died from the effects of poison gas while in hospital in Newcastle aged 24. He was buried at Staindrop on 1st August 1920.

 

Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3

Private Fred Binks, Staindrop (DLI) - wounded in Manchester hospital

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