BINKS Edward George
Regiment : 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 240311
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 20 on 5th November 1917
Buried : Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, Grave VIII. I. 104.
Relatives : Son of Alice Kings (formerly Binks), 8 New Buildings, Church Fields, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and the late George Binks
Memorial : Bromsgrove All Saints Church WW1 Memorial
Also appears on : Bromsgrove United Reformed Church. Bromsgrove United Reformed Church Hall: this memorial is now in Avoncroft Museum, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove.
Credits : Transcribed and researched by Elizabeth Dovey. Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Berrow's Worcester Journal Supplement researched by Sandra Taylor.
Edward Binks was born in 1897 in Bromsgrove. In 1901, he was living in Church Road with his parents, George and Alice Binks. His father is described as Cab Proprietor/Stable, working on his own account. Edward was aged 4 and had a younger sister called Ellen May.
In 1911, he was living with his grandmother, Sarah Binks, a widow and her son, Edward Binks, who is described as a groom and grocer’s porter (disengaged). Also in the house was a Walter Labrom, a motorbus man at the Golden Cross Hotel in Bromsgrove. Edward was still at school aged 14.
A photograph of Private E.G. Binks, Bromsgrove Territorial can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 3rd June 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.