Percy Binns  (I3217)
Surname: Binns
Given Names: Percy

Gender: Male Male

Birth: 27 January 1892 Wilsden, Yorks
Death: 13 August 1918 Harbonnieres, France

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 27 January 1892 Father26Mother25 Wilsden, Yorks

Universal Identifier FA489DED9EAADA119DA50080C8F88E5766B0
Death 13 August 1918 (Age 26) Harbonnieres, France

Last Change 13 August 2016 - 10:33:01 - by: binnsadmin


1901 Census son age 9
1907 Nov Immigrant to Victoria aboard Bremen, age 15
1916 Jun 6 Enlisted: unmarried advertisement writer or sub-manager of a department store, age 24 Years 3 months, father Aethelbert Binns, "Birchlands", 12 Belle Vue Parade, New Town, Hobart, methodist.
1916 Jun 16 At Dubbo Depot acting corporal
1916 Jul 12 At Bathurst with 53rd Battalion acting corporal
1916 Aug 11 At No 12 NCO's School Sydney, passed Acting Sergeant
1916 Aug 20 At No 4 Officers School, Showground Camp, Duntroon, Sydney, passed 2nd Lieutenant
1917 Feb 14 Acting Sergeant at Bayonet School and Musketry School, passed both as "good"
1917 Apr 14 The Mercury, Hobart: Mr Percy Binns, formerly of the Mercury commercial staff and at one time advertising manager for Messrs Brownell Bros., now stationed at Liverpool Camp, Sydney, has passed his lieutenant examination, after a course of training at Duntroon Military College. He has been in camp over nine months, and resigned a good position as advertising manager for Messrs McDowell and Hughes, Sydney, in order to join the forces.
1917 Jun 5 Application for a Commission: 7 years at Board School, Wilsden; 3 years Keighley Grammar School; member of Rifle Club, Hobart; No 4 O T S Aug 30 to 24 Oct 1916
1917 Jun 14 Embarked at Sydney aboard Hororata as 2nd Lieutenant in 2nd Battalion, 25th Regiment.
1917 Aug 26 Disembarked at Liverpool
1917 Aug 27 To training Battalion at Durrington
1917 Sep 2 Training Battalion at
1917 Nov 27 To training Battalion at Sutton Verney, Candahar Barracks
1918 Jan 11 To Havre, France via Folkestone
1918 Jan 12 Joined 2nd Battalion in the field
1918 Apr 1 Promoted to Lieutenant
1918 May 2 To School of Instruction in the field
1918 May 9 Rejoined Battalion from School
1918 Aug 13 Killed in action." He was killed at "Creepy Wood", East of Harbonnierres at about 2.30 pm. Whilst on patrol with an NCO and a couple of men he encountered a heavily manned enemy strong-post. He immediately gave the order to charge, and when about two yards from the Strong Post he was hit in the face by a revolver bullet, death being instantaneous. Owing to extremely intense rifle and machine gun fire, also heavy shelling, the party was unable to recover his body. About fifteen minutes later another party went out in search of the body, but were unsuccessful. Lieutenant Binns was not buried by this unit. The unit was relieved on night of 14th August, by the 15th and 49th Battalions.
Commemorated on Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France.
1918 CWGC: Lieutenant Pery Binns, age 26, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 2nd Bn., son of Ethelbert and Ann Binns of 12 Bellevue Parade, Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania. Born at Wilsden, Yorks, England.
1919 Apr 10 Letter signed Mr and Mrs Aethelbert Binns expressing anticipation of receipt of Percy's personal effects and expectation of his body being found and place of burial
1919 Apr 15 Will was for the benefit of his mother Mrs Anne Binns
1919 May 16 Receipt for delivery of personal effects signed Mrs Ann Binns per AE Binns
1921 Aug 24 Receipt for British War Service Medal signed AE Binns, New Town.
1922 Dec 15 Receipt for Memorial Plaque signed AE Binns
1923 Oct 23 Receipt for Victory Medal signed AE Binns
Account at C[itizens?] Health Savings Bank, Hobart contained pay from June 14, 1917 total £247

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