1. Grave:Spoilbank CemeteryI.M.4

Awards & Titles:

Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches

Early Life :

Born 1871 in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia the son of John and Elizabeth Maria (nee Johnson) Binny. Educated at Haileybury College 1885-1888. He married Marjorie Champion in January 1911 at St Peter’s, Eaton Square, London and had two children.

Service Life:


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Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

Lt.Col Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formerly 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars.

Gazetted to 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars on 2 Jun 1894 and promoted Major on 6 Jul 1910. Served in South Africa 1899-1900 (MID and DSO). Adjutant of his regiment 1901-04 and of the East Kent Yeomanry 1904-08. On the Staff at Sandhurst 1910-14 when he retired from the Army.

On the outbreak of the war he was appointed Director of Railway Transports and then appointed to command 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Feb 1916. He was killed in action at Ypres when a shell landed in his dug-out.

Commemorated on the MCC Memorial, St. John's Wood, and Haileybury College Cloister Wall Memorial, Hertford Heath.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St. John's No. 434 E.C.Madras

28th July 1897
29th September 1897
24th November 1897

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