Frederick BINKS

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BINKS, Frederick

Service Number: 145
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Manchester, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Emden St Board School, Manchester, England
Occupation: Fruit Grower
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 12 June 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery
Row B, Grave 13
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burwood Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 145, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 145, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
Date unknown: Involvement 1st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

1 Battalion

Rank - Private

While under heavy shell fire a shell went through the parapet hitting the machine gun and also hit Binks in the face and decapitating Binks.

According to his Attestation papers he was Mentined in Despatches but no award or official recommendation can be found

Served 2 years in the Imperial Yeomanry, Boer War.

Son of George and Mary Binks. rother of Emily Binks, 50 Metropolitan Road, Enmore, New South Wales