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Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire
Service No: 7724
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 3rd (Reserve) Battalion
Date of Death: 1916-04-10
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Special Memorial
CWGC Cemetery: OAKWORTH (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Fred Binns was the son of Frederick Driver and Martha Binns, formerly Pickles née Silverwood. Both parents were born at Keighley, Yorkshire.
1891 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 25, Lister Street - Frederick Binns, aged 8 years, born Keighley, son of Frederick and Martha Binns.
1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 15, Fell Lane - Frederick Binns, aged 18 years, born Keighley, son of Frederick D. and Martha Binns.
The British Army Service Record for Fred Binns exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Frederick Binns, 7724, 2nd Royal Scots. Qualifying date [for 1914 Star]: 31 August 1914.
Martha, a sister of Fred Binns, lived in Barnoldswick; she was married to Macfalane Edmondson. Fred's address in his Army Record is given as 45, Leonard Street, Barnoldswick - this was his sister and brother-in-law's address.
Fred is commemorated on Oakworth War Memorial.
A short biography of Fred is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Fred BINNS
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
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