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About Frederick Binks

Date of Birth
21 October 1895

Service Number
3684 , 386575

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Date of Death
29 July 1920

Place of Death
RVI Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Registered by brother Thomas

Burial
1 August 1920 age 24 Staindrop Cemetery, Staindrop, Durham, England

Relationships

Parents
Thomas Binks born abt 1870 and Mary Ann Jackson born abt 1867. Married 5 February 1891 Durham, England

Siblings
John William born abt 1891, Thomas born abt 1894, Gertrude May born abt 1899, Ethel born abt 1902, Arthur born abt 1904, Alfred born abt 1907

Career

Service
Army

Unit
14th Durham Light Infantry, Royal Army Medical Corps. Enlisted Stockton on Tees 28 June 1915

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
9 Raby Avenue, Winston Lane, Staindrop, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal. Silver Badge no 386575 unit 1st Nthbn FA Royal Army Medical Corps 10/9/1919 at Woking

Silver Badge
Yes

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1911 Miner Driver Under-Ground. Was working at Gordon House Colliery, Cockfield, Durham when he signed up for the army.

Campaigns
1915-1919 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Winston Lane, Staindrop, Durham, England , 1911 Winston Lane, Staindrop, Durham, England

Absent Voters Roll
Raby Avenue, Staindrop, Durham, England 337755 R.A.M.C.

Electoral Roll
1920 Raby Avenue, Staindrop, Durham, England living with parents Thomas and Mary Ann Binks

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find my Past, Family and Mr Broumley's History Book

Notes
Fred was awarded the Silver Badge -Discharged surplus to Military requirements having suffered impairment since entry to Service. It is thought that he was gassed and this then led to his untimely death caused by a tumour of the lung and cardiac failure in 1920 . His name wasn't listed on the War Memorial in St Mary's despite dying from the effects of gas. He is listed on the Memorial Plaque in Scarth Hall which was erected in November 2018. Picture of medals belonged to Fred

- Research by DB and JB