Private 424014 Horace Binns

Killed in Action on Monday, 24th September 1917, age 39.
Commemorated on Panel 52 to 54 of Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

2nd/10th County of London Battalion TF (Hackney). 175th Brigade of 58th Division.
Formerly 3999 25th Rifle Brigade.

Son of Fanny Binns; husband of Leah Binns, of 21, Blackacre Rd., Dudley.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Dudley, Resident: Dudley.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Dudley Clock Tower Memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/927801/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Horace Binns registered September quarter 1878 in Dudley.

1901 Census
New Buildings, Dudley Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Fanny Binns (45, Head, born Tipton), and her 2 children: Florence (24, born Tipton), and Horace (22, Manufacturer's Clerk, born Tipton).

1911 Census
30 Castle Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Horace Binns (32, Clerk, born Tipton), his wife Leah (31, born Dudley), and their 1 surviving child of 2: Marjorie (2, born Tipton). Also Carrie Stephens, a 15-year old Domestic Servant.

Personal Data

As well as the Dudley Clock Tower Memorial, Horace is commemorated at St. James' , Eves Hill, Dudley, and most likley at Bradley Methodist Chuirch memorial where a N.H. Binns is commemorated.

After Horace's death, his outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to £1/17/7d (1 pound, 17 shillings and 7 pence); this was paid to his widow, Leah, in January 1918. His War Gratuity was £3/0/0d (3 pounds exactly), this was also paid to Leah in November 1919. The value of the War Gratuity suggests that Horace had enlisted within the previous 12 months.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Tipton Herald October 20th 1917
In Memoriam
BINNS - In loving memory of Private Horace Binns, 2/10th London Regiment, fell in action in France September 24th 1917, aged 39. Dearly loved husband of Leah Binns, 24 Park Road Dudley (late of Castle Rd Tipton).,
Mrs H Binns & Margery wish to thank all friends for letters of sympathy in their sad bereavement.

Dudley Herald September 28th 1918
In loving memory of Pte Horace Binns, who was killed in action in Belgium on 24th September 1917. Silently mourned by his mother and sister.
In loving memory of Private Horace Binns, 2nd/10th London Regiment, 24 Park Road, Dudley; killed in action, 24th September 1917. Fondly remembered by loving wife and Madge.