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  • Headstone marking the grave of Maisie Bingley in Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery. and also commemorating her brothers George Archibald (Archie), Percy and Gordon who died in WW2.
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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
George Archibald (Archibald/Archie) was the son of George and Annie Bingley (née Hymas). His father George Bingley was born in Mansfield on 11 September 1872 and his mother Annie Hymas also in Mansfield on 25 March 1875. They were married at Mansfield SS Peter & Paul on 14 May 1894 and had five children by 1911 and at least three children after 1911, one of whom died in childhood: Frances Mary b. Mansfield 16 December 1894 reg. 1895 bap. SS Peter & Paul 21 January 1895; George Archibald b. Mansfield reg. 1897 (J/F/M) bap. SS Peter & Paul 16 March 1897; Percy b. Newark 1899; Cyril Ernest b. Mansfield 8 May 1902; Doris b. Langwith abt 1907; Maisie b. Mansfield 1914 d. 8 February 1918; Kenneth Ivor b. Mansfield 5 July 1919 and Dennis Gordon b. Mansfield 1922. Doris has not yet been identified on either the Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire birth registers nor on any records after 1911. The family was living at 18 Belvidere Mansfield when their first child Frances was baptised in 1895 but at 3 Lenton Terrace Newark in 1897 when their son Archibald was baptised. George (28) a moulder, and Annie (25) were still living at 3 Lenton Terrace in 1901; they had three children: Frances (6), Archibald (4) and Percy (1). Their son Cyril was born in Mansfield the following year. The family was at 17 Herbert Street in 1911. Ernest was now working as a coal miner. Their five children were in the home on the night of the census: Frances who was working in a cotton factory, Archibald a driver in a pit (below ground) [probably a pit pony driver], Percy, Cyril (9) and Doris (4). Their daughter Maisie was born in 1914 but died aged 3½ in February 1918. Their sons Kenneth Ivor and Dennis Gordon were born in 1919 and 1922 respectively. At the time of Archibald's death in 1916 his parents were living at 71 West Gate, Mansfield. His parents placed 'In memoriam' notices in the local paper in 1920, when they were still living on Westgate, 1927 when at Church Street Mansfield, and 1937 when at 'Fernleigh' Northfield Drive Mansfield. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled George, a bricklayers' labourer, Annie and their son Kenneth, a collier hewer, were still living at 13 Northfield Drive, Mansfield. The record of one other member of the household remains closed but may have been that of their son Dennis (KIA 1943). George probably died in 1949 and Annie in 1964. Of George Archibald's surviving siblings: Frances Mary married George Smith Jennings (b. 17 August 1890) in 1912. He had served in the Royal Fusiliers in the war (L.8205 Sergeant). In 1939 they were living in Mansfield Woodhouse with their som Harold (b. 24 November 1919); George was a coal miner/roof and road repairer. Frances died on 3 October 1868; the probate record gave her address as Bedford Avenue, Mansfield. Percy served in the Royal Field Artillery from 13 April 1917 to 24 June 1919 (231270 Gunner) but re-enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in 1919 under Army Order 155 of 1919 (1026116). He served in Ireland where he married Mary Leahy (or Leahon) in Cahir on 21 July 1920 (J/A/S Clogheen Tipperary). He died of pneumonia in a military hospital at Cahir on 12 May 1921 (A/M/J Clogheen Tipperary) and is buried in Cahir Old Graveyard, Cahir (CWGC headstone). Cyril Ernest married Emma Pye (b. 10 January 1907) in 1925. In 1939 Cyril, who worked for Mansfield Corporation as a market superintendent, and his wife were living on Nottingham Road, Mansfield, with their daughters Sylia (b. 7 June 1928) and Sheila (b. 11 August 1934). Cyril died in 2000 (Nov. Mansfield) Kenneth Ivor, a coal miner hewer, was living with his parents at 13 Northfield Drive, Mansfield, in 1939. He married Barbara E McGarry in 1948. He died on 23 February 1990; the probate record gave his address as 13 Northfield Drive, Mansfield. Dennis Gordon served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve with 158 Squadron in the Second World War (1211327 Sergeant). He was killed in flying operations (Op: Montbéliard) on 15 July 1943 when the Halifax bomber in which he was the wireless operator/air gunner, was shot down by a night fighter and crashed near Sacqueney (Cote d’Or), 36km NE of Dijon. Three other members of the crew were killed and the four are buried in Sacquenay Churchyard, France (Dennis - grave ref. Coll. grave 2). Two of the crew evaded capture, one became a prisoner of war and the fate of the eighth is not known. (CWGC2686000).
He was a miner at Sherwood Colliery.
20 Jun 1916
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196641 - CWGC Website
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20 Recreation Street, Mansfield. Enlisted Newark.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Private George Archibald Bingley attested at Newark on 14th November 1914 on a Territorial Force engagement (4 years Service UK) aged 17 years and 10 months. He gave his address as 20 Recreation Street, Mansfield, and his next of kin as his father George of the same address, He was a coal miner employed at Sherwood colliery. He joined the 8th Battalion on embodied service on 14 November 1914 and transferred to the 1/8th Battalion o 25 May 1915. He embarked at Southampton on 25th June 1915 and joined his unit in the field on 28th June 1915. The battalion moved to Fonquevillers on 18 June prior to the Battle of Gommecourt and took over a sub-sector from the 5th Lincolnshire Regiment. Archie was killed by a shell two days later on 20 June 1916. Four other members of his battalion, Privates Pulford, Fogg, Tyers and Stout, died the same day and were buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, in graves I.F.29-I.F.33. (Archie - grave ref. I.F.32). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - Foncquevillers Military Cemetery (extract): 'In 1915 and 1916 the Allied front line ran between Foncquevillers and Gommecourt. The cemetery was begun by French troops, and taken over by Commonweatlh forces. It remained in use by units and field ambulances until March 1917, the burials in July 1916 (particularly in Plot I, Row L) being especially numerous. The cemetery was used again from March to August 1918, when the German offensive brought the front line back to nearly the old position.'
CWGC headstone personal inscription: A loving son a brother kind beautiful memories left behind loving mother' His brother Percy served with the Royal Field Artillery from 1917-1919 then re-enllisted with the Royal Field Artillery (1026116) and served in Ireland. He died in Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland, on 12 May 1921 and buried in Cahir Old Graveyard (CWGC). His brother, Percy re-enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery after the war and died in Ireland of pneumonia on 15 May 1921. His brother Dennis Gordon Bingley, born 1922, served with the RAFVR in the Second World War and was killed while on flying operations on 15 July 1943 aged 21. His personal possession were returned to his family in September 1917 and comprised: a gold shell ring (probably sent under separate cover) and a book, photographs, wallet, poetical extracts, a form of special prayer and leave instructions. His mother Annie acknowledged receipt of the items: ‘Sir. I beg to acknowledge receipt of my dear son's property thanking you for your trouble. Yours truly Annie Bingley’ Mansfield Reporter, ‘Deaths’, 15 February 1918: ‘On the 8th inst. Maisey (sic) daughter of Geo. Bingley, Westgate, Mansfield, aged 3½ years.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Mansfield Reporter, ‘In Memoriam’, 25 June 1920: Bingley. In ever loving memory of our dear son, George Archibald Bingley, 1-8th Notts. and Derbys. Killed in action in France on June 20th, 1916, aged 19 years. Also our dear Maisie, sister of the above, died February 8th, 1918. Never will they be forgotten by their loving Mother, 71, Westgate, Mansfield.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Mansfield Reporter, ‘In Memoriam’, 17 Jjune 1927: ‘Bingley. In loving memory of George Archibald Bingley of 1/8th Notts and Derby Regiment, who was killed in France, June 20th, 1916, aged 19 years. Also Percy, brother of above, of Royal Field Artillery, who was killed (sic) in Ireland on his 21st birthday. ‘Sad days of recollection’, never forgotten by their loved ones at Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Mansfield Reporter, 'In Memoriam’, 18 June 1937: ‘In loving memory of Archie Bingley, Sherwood Foresters, killed in France, June 1916. Also of Percy, brother of above, Royal Field Artillery, died Military Hospital, Ireland, May 1918 (sic). Never forgotten by their loved ones, ‘Fernleigh, Northfield Drive.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Mansfield Reporter, ‘Deaths’, 15 February 1918: ‘On the 8th inst. Maisey (sic) daughter of Geo. Bingley, Westgate, Mansfield, aged 3½ years.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Headstone marking the grave of Maisie Bingley in Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery. and also commemorating her brothers George Archibald (Archie), Percy and Gordon who died in WW2.
    George Archibald Bingley - Headstone marking the grave of Maisie Bingley in Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery. and also commemorating her brothers George Archibald (Archie), Percy and Gordon who died in WW2.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Archibald Bingley - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle