Regiment : 1st/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 1686
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 6th July 1916
Buried : Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France, Grave I. I. 60.
Birthplace : Born Oldswinford, Worcestershire, resident and enlisted Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Also appears on : Old Swinford C of E School. Stourbridge St John's Church. Stourbridge St Thomas's Church.
Credits : Additional information researched by The Black Country Society.
William Bingham lived at 9 Angel Street, Stourbridge, and attended Oldswinford C. of E. School. Before the war he worked as a miner for Messrs Hall and Co. at the Delph. In 1914 he volunteered for the Territorials and joined the 1/7th Battalion of the Worcesters. They went overseas in March 1915, had front line service in quiet sectors of the Western Front and in June 1916 were ready for the big attack on the Somme. They were in reserve for the first day of the battle on the 1st July and then took over near Serre from the units which had suffered from that devastating first day. The fighting had died down, but there were still casualties from shelling and snipers. Corporal William Bingham, together with Pte Frederick Hill, was killed in action on the 6th July. He was 21 years of age.