Harry Hickman Binyon


Harry Hickman Binyon


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Australian Light Horse
9th Bn.


1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals


Row B, Grave 10.
Turkey (including Gallipoli)


>No Inscription on his Headstone.

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
Watford Grammar School Memorial,
Watford Grammar School Book of Remembrance,
St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey,
Australian War Memorial Canberra

Pre War

Harry Hickman Binyon, born in Bushey on 14th December 1872, son of John Crouch Binyon an auctioneer and Emma Jane Crouch (nee Mayles). Baptised on 14th January 1873, in the Parish of Bushey, Herts. At the time his parents lived in Pinner Road, Bushey. He was the second of three children.

His parents married 9 April 1865 at St Sepulchre, Holborn, London. John died 12 May 1895 in Bushey, Herts, aged 66; Emma died 4 May 1916 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 72, and was buried 8 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. There is a Death announcement for Emma in the Observer dated 6 May 1916.

1881 Census records Harry aged 8, at school, living with his parents, brother Arthur 9, and sister Lizzie 7, in Pinner Road, Bushey. They had two live-in Domestic Servents. He was educated at Watford Grammar School, attending from April 1884 to October 1887.

On the 1891 Census, a clerk aged 18, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings.

His father John died in May 1895 and by 1901 Harry had taken over the auctioneering business, he was still living at home with his widowed mother and sister Lizzie at 91 Grover Road, Watford.

Still recorded as an auctioneer aged 31 he sailed from Southampton to Cape Town 31 December 1904 aboard Kinfauns Castle.

Wartime Service

He attested 27 November 1914 into the Australian Light Horse, with the Service No. 822. He was recorded as a farm labourer aged 35, 5’8″ tall, C of E, of Adelaide, South Australia; his next of kin was his sister Mrs L Lowe of Oaklands, South Australia, and/or his mother of Watford.

He joined the 9th Light Horse 4th Reinforcement 1 February 1915 and embarked from Adelaide 1 April 1915 aboard H.M.A.T. Port Lincoln. He arrived in Turkey 27 May 1915 and was taken on the strength.

He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, and was killed by a bullet in the body on Walkers Ridge, Anzac Cove and buried at Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Turkey.

Harry is commemorated on the St Matthew’s Church memorial.

Additional Information

His Australian Service Record shows his effects went to his sister Lizzie as his mother Emma died in May 1916. Son of John Crouch Binyon and Emma Jane Binyon. Native of Watford, England. Associated with Adelaide, Australia.

Recorded as BINYON W H and as HICKMAN H in the Borough Roll of Honour.


Stuart Osborne
Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild, www.awm.gov.au, Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)