Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917
Roll of Honour
Gunner C Binns, second son of Mr & Mrs
E Binns, 24 Ashfield Terrace, Harrogate, was killed in action on
October 14th. Corporal Charles Eden wrote : "Dear Mrs Binns,
It is with great regret that I have to inform you that your son
Charles was killed two days ago. As corporal in charge of the gun
detachment to which he was attached, I have known your son since he
joined the battery last January, and he was extremely popular and
well liked, owing to his cheerful disposition and his unfailing
willingness. On the day of his death he was one of a party sent out
to bring back a gun limber. On the return journey several German
aeroplanes were bombing the roads, and one bomb fell right by them,
death being instantaneous, and Charlie was saved any suffering.
Kindly accept my deepest sympathy and that of the remainder of the
sub-section in your bereavement, which has robbed you of a son and
us of a good comrade. May the knowledge that he was every inch a
soldier and laid down his life for the honour and preservation of
his country console you in the sorrow which the announcement of his
death must have caused you". Private B B Binns, RAMC,
his eldest brother, is a clerk at the 4th London General Hospital.
HH – 20th October 1920
In loving memory of a dear son, Gunner Charlie
Binns, RFA, who fell in action October 14th, 1917 – From
father, mother, brother and sister.
Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Gunner Charles Edward Binns (129791)
Born : -
Enlisted : Harrogate
Residence : Harrogate
Died : 14th October 1917
Died of Wounds
France & Flanders
In Memory of
CHARLES EDWARD BINNS
Gunner 129791 "C" Bty. 79th Bde., Royal
Field Artillery who died on Sunday, 14th October 1917. Age 21.
Son of Edward Binns and Sarah Binns,
of 24, Ashfield Terrace, Harrogate.
SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Grave Reference/Panel Number:
I. B. 20.