Owen Ernest Hugh BINGHAM MID

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BINGHAM, Owen Ernest Hugh

Service Number: 373
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Brighton, Tasmania
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Ulverstone, Tasmania, 1891
Home Town: Ulverstone, Tasmania
Schooling: Abbotsham State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 4 August 1916
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Row B, Grave 48 - Chaplain H. K. Gordon officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leven Pictorial Honour Roll, Ulverstone Shrine of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 373, Brighton, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 373, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 373, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 373, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Aug 1916: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Battle of Romani, "for rescuing a wounded man under heavy machine gun fire which cost him his life"
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 373, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Romani

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas and Louisa Adelaide Bingham of Ulverstone, Tasmania; brother of Thomas Eardley Bingham who served in the  6 Field Artillery Brigade and returned to Austraila on 24 September 1918

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal