Ethelbert BINNS

BINNS, Ethelbert

Service Numbers: 6901, T103001
Enlisted: 24 February 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 1
Last Unit: 6 Australian Base Ordnance Depot
Born: Yorkshire, England, 19 December 1892
Home Town: Lunawanna, Tasmania
Schooling: Lunawanna State School
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Natural causes, Hobart, Tasmania, 27 October 1985, aged 92 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Bruny Roll of Honour, LunawannaHB1
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World War 1 Service

24 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6901, Claremont, Tasmania
10 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6901, 1st Divisional Train, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6901, 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Malakuta, Melbourne
10 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6901, 7th Army Service Corps

World War 2 Service

31 May 1944: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN T103001, Brighton, Tasmania
11 Dec 1946: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Warrant Officer Class 1, SN T103001, 6 Australian Base Ordnance Depot

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Biography contributed by Horizon Christian School

Ethelbert Binns was born on the 19 of December 1892 in Yorkshire, England. His parents were Priestley Binns and Alice Ann Rhodes. 

Ethelbert occupation was the orchardist of Lunawanna south Burnie, Tasmania. He enlisted in 1915, February 24 as private in 4th Australian Divisional train in Brighton, Tas. At the time he was an unmarried orchidist, aged 22 years and 3 months. He first departed for active service at Wardianin 1915 September 23. He took a couple of trips to the hospital during his serving time. First time going to serapeum hospital, sick with influenza. Second time with tonsillitis. In 1916 he switched to private at his own request. He started in the field in 1918 and was promoted in the field temporary to corporal the same year. He did have a wife and family. His wife was Elsie May Milner and he had three daughters in which are labeled as private.

In 1919, October 10 he was discharged as he was medically unfit with chronic nasopharyngitis and laryngitis.

Its unclear what happens specifically after he was discharged. But Ethelbert did enlist again for service in WW2 and was a Warrant Officer Class 1 when finally discharged in 1946.