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Gunner Charles Edward Binns


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


Gunner 129791 "C" Bty. 79th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Sunday, 14th October 1917. Age 21.

Additional Information:

Son of Edward Binns and Sarah Binns, of 24, Ashfield Terrace, Harrogate.

Commemorative Information


SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Grave Reference/Panel Number:

I. B. 20.