Sydney (Sidney) Binks

Name

Sydney (Sidney) Binks

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/09/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
44066
Essex Regiment
10th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
S.II.E.4
France

UK Memorials

Hoddesdon and Rye Park Town Memorial
St Catherine and St Paul’s Church Memorial, Hoddesdon
St Cuthbert's Rye Park Church Memorial, Rye Park
Not on the Stanstead Abbotts memorials

Pre War

Born in1899, in Walthamstow, to parents Frederick and Emily, he had three brothers and two sisters. In 1901 they were living in Folly Lane, Walthamstow and his father was employed as a horse clipper. By 1911 he was living in Goose Green, Hoddesdon with his widowed mother and sister Elsie and later in 91 Old Highway, Rye Park, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. When he enlisted he was recorded as being resident in Stanstead Abbotts.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford formerly 11656 Bedfordshire Regiment.

10th Battalion was sent to France on July 26th 1915, to Fleselles via Boulogne. In 1916 they fought at many of the Somme battles including, Albert, Trones Wood, Delville Wood and Thiepval Ridge.

In 1917 they were in action at the Ancre, and the Battle for Scarpe. They were then transferred to Flanders where they saw action at Pilkem Ridge, Langemarck and Passchendaele. The following year the Battalion fought at St Quentin, Amiens, and Bapaume and on the Hindenburg Line where, at the end of September at St Quentin canal, Sydney was killed in action.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry Collins