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William Henry BINGE

Regimental number1673
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRelief officer, Railway Deaprtment
Address'Ronverlee', Park Road, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Binge, 'Ronverlee', Park Road, Kogarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous devotion to duty at Lagnicourt in replacing wire under heavy rifle and machine gun fire thus enabling communications to be maintained; and salvaging wire when supplies were exhausted.
Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations in front of LAGNICOURT on morning of 15th April, 1917 these Signallers [4687 S. GREENWOOD and BINGE] did excellent work in running out wire under heavy rifle and Machine Gun fire, thus enabling constant communication with Battalion Headquarters during the whole of the operations to be maintained. On running short of wire they pushed forward and salvaged sufficient wire to keep up communications.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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