BINKS Arthur Stanley
Regiment : 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry
Service number : 26164
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 15th June 1915 aged 21
Buried : Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France.
Relatives : Son of George and Emily Binks, of Eversley, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, England
Memorial : Blackwell St Catherine's Church
Additional information on the memorial: Pte Canadian R.
Joseph Binks enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 22nd September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, Canada. On his attestation paper he gave his date of birth as 4th January 1894 in Birmingham, England. He was employed as a mechanic and had 6 months previous military experience with the Queens Own, Toronto. His next of kin was his father, George Binks, Eversley, Blackwell near Bromsgrove, England. Joseph was 5 feet 5¾ inches tall with fair hair, blue eyes and brown hair. Joseph sailed from Canada with his unit bound for England on 3rd October 1914. He was posted overseas sometime after 26th April 1915 and posted missing after action near Givenchy on 15th June 1915, officially presumed to have died on or since that date on 18th April 1916.
National Archives of Canada Reference:
RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 737 – 30
Joseph Binks has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Vimy Memorial.