William Binns  (I10828)
Given Names: William
Surname: Binns

Gender: Male Male

Birth: about 1887 Salford, Lancs
Death: 8 March 1916 Ypres, Belgium

Personal Facts and Details
Birth about 1887 Father29Mother25 Salford, Lancs

Marriage about December 1909 (Age 22) Elizabeth Holborn Fyfe Gray - Salford, Lancs

Death 8 March 1916 (Age 29) Ypres, Belgium

Cause of death: Killed in action
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1891 Census son age 4
1901 Census son age 14, steam engine fitter, worker
1911 Census at 50 Audley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, married head age 24, salesman for hardware dealer, worker. Also present is Helen Real Gray, unmarried sister in law, age 19, born Manchester. House had 4 rooms
1916 Mar 20 Manchester Evening News: SERGEANT KILLED. Sergeant William Binns, 12th King's Royal Rifles, was killed by shell fire while in the trenches near Ypres,on March 8. He was 29 years age and the eldest son Mr. and Mrs. Binns,of Shudehill and Eccles. He enlisted in 1914, and although he had had no previous military training he was promoted sergeant within three months and was sent Chelsea School for special training. He went to France in July last, and during the fighting at Loos was buried in a trench and had to be dug out. In the same engagement he was shot through the foot and received shrapnel wounds in the legs. After a month's stay at the base hospital Binns went back to the trenches, and in another charge a shell burst near him, killing seven and wounding many others, while Binns was blown a distance of 10 yards, but was not hurt. He came home on furlough last month and returned France on February 23. His home was at 15, Hayfield Road, Eccles Old Road, Pendleton. He was educated at the Patricroft Higher Grade School and the Manchester Secondary School, and attended Hope Church. Pendleton. [Photograph is included]
1916 Mar 20 Manchester Evening News: Sergeant William Binns (1135), 12th Battlion K R R Corps, killed in France, March 8th, 1916, eldest son of Mr and Mrs W Binns, Shudehill, Manchester, and Eccles, age 29. Sergt. W Binns (1135), 12th Battalion K R R Corps, killed in France Mar 8 age 29. From his Uncle, Aunt, and Cousins. Mr and Mrs J W Binns, Queens Park, Manchester

1917 Mar 8 Manchester Evening News: In memory of William Binns Jr., Sergeant, B Company, 12th Batt. Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed at Ypres, 8th Mar 1916.- Widow and Son. 249 Broadfield Road, Moss Side, Manchester
And in memory of son and brother Sergeant William Binns, 1135 B Company 12 Batt Kings Royal Rifle Corps, killed at Ypres Mar 8 1916. Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers. 27 Victoria Road, Pendleton.

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Family with Parents - [View Family (F3064)]
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Marriage: March 1885 -- Salford
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Family with Elizabeth Holborn Fyfe Gray - [View Family (F4268)]
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Marriage: about December 1909 -- Salford
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