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Name:
Fred Binks
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
24
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
Royal Army Medical Corps & the Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Winston Lane, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
Driver Underground
Cause of Death:
Posion Gas Effects
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Newcastle hospital
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Staindrop
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Served in Royal army medical corps and Durham light infantry June1915 > 1919; served in France died from effects of gas July1920.
Death Notice/Obituary:
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.

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

Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3; Ranks: Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3; First Name: Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3; Last Name: Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3; Home Address: Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3;