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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 13th Sept 1918 following the death of George Bingham
Person Details
North Wheatley
George was born in 1886 at North Wheatley and was the son of George a tailor and Fanny Bingham (nee Hemsell ) of East Villa, North Wheatley, Retford, he had four siblings - Edith - William - Jessie and Annie. In the 1891 census the family are living at Pasture lane, North Wheatley. By the 1901 census George and Fanny and the family are living at North Wheatley , George junior has already left home and is working on a farm in North Wheatley farmed by Ann Sutton a widow . By the 1911 census George by now 25 years of age and still single is a horseman on a farm in North Wheatley farmed by John Rose and his family.
06 Jun 1918
32
725302 - CWGC Website
4969
Private
8th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
George enlisted in Retford on 6th January 1915, he gave his age as 29 years and six months and that he lived at North Wheatley, he stated he was a farm hand and gave his father George Bingham as next of kin living at East Villas, North Wheatley. On 31st August 1915 he Embarked at Folkstone and joined the British Expeditionary Force in France, his service number being 21583 in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys Regiment) . On the 4th July 1916 he was wounded with a gun shot wound to his left foot and was returned to England and was treated at the Cambridge Military Hospital. On 16th August 1917 he was transferred to the 8th battalion The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment ) and returned to the Western Front on 13th April 1918. He was killed in action on the 6th June 1918. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Soissons memorial , Aisne, France. Pte George Bingham Retford Times 13th Sept 1918 News has come to hand of another of the North Wheatley heros, Pte George Bingham, son of Mr and Mrs Geo. Bingham, North Wheatley, who was killed in action on June 6th in France. Pte Bingham who worked for Mr W Hird on the Wheatley farm joined up on Jan 4th 1915, enlisting with two of his pals, Thos. Haxby and Bert Sewell. Haxby was discharged out of the army through ill health and has since died. Sewell has been reported missing sibce September 1916 and now Bingham has made the great sacrifice. Bingham was attached to the Sherwood Foresters, was trained at Lichfield, went to France in August 1915, was wounded in the Battle of the Somme on July 1st 1916 and sent to England. He went out again in November and came home on sick leave in June 1917. In October he was sent home from France to work on the land at Coddington, Newark until he was recalled to the front on April 30th last. He was very much respected by all who knew him and nobly did his duty. His brother, Sergt William Leonard Bingham, Border Regiment, has been serving since 1914. He has been twice wounded and is now in France. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their loss.
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 13th Sept 1918 following the death of George Bingham
    George Bingham - This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 13th Sept 1918 following the death of George Bingham