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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Rotherham, Yorkshire
William Bingham was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire in 1894. His father was also called William who had been born and bought up in Worksop and by 1911, was a widower living on his own at 3 Royal George Yard, Kilton Road. His son, William junior, was also resident in Worksop at 30 Ryton Street, working as an apprentice grocer.
20 Apr 1918
844966 - CWGC Website
36598
Private
11th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Pte William Bingham Worksop Guardian 16 May 1919 Reported missing as from April 9th 1918, no further information has yet been received respecting 365,498 Private William Bingham, Lancashire Fusiliers, son of Mr William Bingham, Worksop. By a remarkable coincidence, Mr Bingham received the information that his son was missing by the same post that he received his own calling up papers. Mr Bingham, who went through the South African war, when he was in the Guards, was on this occasion drafted to the A.S.C. and has recently been demobilised. He is anxiously awaiting news of his son, through his enquiries in various directions, give him little grounds for hope. The Red Cross Society, to whom he applied, have forwarded a report from Pte J Bell, 3 Cedar Street, Stockton-on-Tees, who was in the same Battalion as Pte Bingham which states; “I do not remember the exact date, but it was about the time he was given as missing,. I saw him killed at Steenwerke. I was next to him, he was shot in the head by shrapnel. He only lived a few minutes after being hit. We were in retreat and we had to leave him there.” The Society, however, are continuing their enquiries through the Secretary C.2 Casualties, War Office, Finsbury Court, Finsbury Pavement, London E.C. 2, who are doing their utmost to obtain news of our missing men. At the same time, they express the fear that Pte Bell’s report must be correct, “for had Pte Bingham survived, you would have heard from him by now. Please accept our very sincere sympathy.” Pte Bell has been seen on the matter, and he adheres to the correctness of his story. Pte Bingham is well known in Worksop and was a quiet well conducted lad. He was much liked and the many friends will be concerned to hear that there is still no news of him. He was about 19 when he joined, and has seen considerable fighting. He enlisted in the Yorkshire Regiment and afterwards transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers.
Formerly 25213, Yorkshire Regt. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    William Bingham - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.