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Surname: BINNS

Forename(s): Frank

Place of Birth: Nelson, Lancashire

Service No: Deal/1500(S)

Rank: Sapper

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 3rd Field Company, Divisional Engineers

Division: Royal Naval Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-01-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: J. 120.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: COWLING, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Frank Binns (born 22 February 1895) was the son of William and Annie Binns, née Green. William was born at Bacup, Lancashire and Annie at Earby, Yorkshire.

1901 Cowling, Yorkshire Census: 8, West View - Frank Binns, aged 4 years, born Nelson, Lancashire, son of William and Annie Binns.

1911 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 60, Temple Street - Frank Binns, aged 14 years, born Nelson, son of William and Annie Binns.

Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War: Frank Binns. Service History: Enlisted 16/6/15; Draft for MEF 4/10/15, joined 3rd Field Company 25/10/15-5/1/16 DD. Cause of Death: Died of wounds in 11th Casualty Clearing Station (Multiple GSWs same date).

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Frank. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Annie Binns. Relationship: Mother. Address: 60, Temple Street, Nelson, Lancs.

Photograph: 'Burnley Express' (2 February 1916).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Sapper Frank BINNS

Sapper Frank BINNS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Royal Naval Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Royal Naval Division

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Surname: BINNS

Forename(s): Frank

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: Deal/1500(S)

Rank: Sapper

Regiment: Royal Marines

Unit: R.M. Div. Engineers, R.N. Div.



Died Date: 05/01/1916

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'Burnley Express' (2 February 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Robert S. Richardson)


Official intimation has been received of the death, in hospital at Alexandria, of Sapper Frank Binns, the only son of Mr. Wm. Binns, of 60, Temple-street, Nelson. He was in the Royal Engineers, having enlisted in June last year. He had been serving at the Dardanelles, and his death took place three weeks prior to the receipt of the letter last week. Before joining the Army he was employed as a painter by Mr. J.W. Leigh. He was also a scholar at the Temple-street Wesleyan Sunday School.




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