SAMUEL BINNS  (I2559)
Surname: BINNS
Given Names: SAMUEL

Gender: Male Male
      

Birth: about 1848 Tipton - STF
Death: 16 December 1914 West Hartlepool, Co Durham

Personal Facts and Details
Birth about 1848 Father39Mother33 Tipton - STF

Marriage 20 June 1869 (Age 21) EMMA Louisa Grubb - Dudley, taffs

Universal Identifier A204074C5BE7F74180924FB63ED1D77AEAB3
Death 16 December 1914 (Age 66) West Hartlepool, Co Durham

Last Change 6 June 2014 - 08:45:34 - by: binnsadmin

Notes

Note
See S0120
1851 Census son age 4
1861 Census son age 14, moulder
1871 Census married head at 4 Cliff Terrace, Stranton, Co Durham, age 24, blacksmith
DATA FROM CENSUS BINDEX:-
> > 1881 Census married head age 33. Living in 17 Cromwell Street, Stranton, DUR. Occupation - Blacksmith. Bindex Origin Code N8020.
1891 Census married head at 7 Cliff Terrace, Stranton, West Hartlepool, age 44, blacksmith
1901 Census married head at 8 Cliff Terrace, West Hartlepool, Co Durham, age 54, blacksmith
1911 Census at 10 Raeburn Street, West Hartlepool, married head age 64, blacksmith in engine repair shop. House had 5 rooms. Also present is Louisa Laidlaw, grandaughter age 4
1914 Dec 16 Killed during German bombardment of Hartlepool. Burial record gives residence as 21 Ramsey Street.
1914 Dec Q Death registered in Hartlepool, age 68
In 1914 at the outbreak of First World War Sam was working as a foreman at Jobsons,a firm of ship repairers and joiners in Middleton, which was, and still is, situated between Hartlepool and West Hartlepool. At that era both Hartlepools were major shipbuilders. In the year of 1914 alone, fifteen vessels :- monitors, patrol boats, tankers and cargo ships were launched.
Sam was busy at the yard on December 16th.1914 , when the German battle-cruisers Seydlitz and Moltke, as well as the armoured cruiser Blucher, appeared out of the sea mist , just after 8 a.m. , to bombard the twin towns, as part of a larger attack on the north-east coast, which included Scarborough and Whitby.
The ships started firing at the defending guns on Hartlepool Headland, but with their flat trajectories many of the shells exploded on the town. Later their aim turned to the towns steelworks, docks, shipyards, gasworks and railway installations.
The last of the plus 1000 high calibre shells of the bombardment were fired at approximately 8.50 a.m.
When the attack started most of the workers had evacuated Jobsons, but Sam was left behind to lock up.
Sam was fatally wounded and counted among 127 Hartlepudlians and soldiers killed in the raid. In accounts his address was given as 21,Ramsey Street,West Hartlepool, his age as 68 years.
Note to David Binns from Ruth Ord:- I am paraphrasing from memoirs given to me by the great granddaughter of Sam Binns.

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Family with Parents - [View Family (F2670)]
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Marriage: 12 August 1837 -- St Thomas
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