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Regimental number548
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address'Mortdale', Judge Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Bingham, 'Mortdale', Judge Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years 6 months in the 6th Field Company Army Engineers.
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1918
Date of death8 August 1918
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Isaac and Emma BINGHAM, "Murtdale", Judge Street, Waverley, Sydney. Native of Co. Donegal, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Orsova', 6 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 17 February 1917; marched into Australian Details Camp, Perham Downs, 18 February 1917; moved out from Perham Downs, 23 February 1917; marched into Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Belton Park, 24 February 1917. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 24 April 1917; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 25 April 1917; moved into the field, 23 May 1917, and taken on strength of 6th Machine Gun Company.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 30 August 1917; transferred to 58th General Hospital, St. Omer, 9 September 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Hospital, Boulogne, 21 September 1917; admitted to No 13 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 23 September 1917; discharged to duty, 30 October 1917; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 2 November 1917; moved out from Camiers, 7 November 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 November 1917; moved into the field, 22 November 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 25 November 1917.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 10 December 1917, and transferred to 50th Field Ambulance (diarrhoea); to 11th Field Ambulance, 14 December 1917; discharged to unit, 16 December 1917; granted leave to United Kingdom, 25 February 1918.

Admitted to hospital whilst on leave, London, 12 March 1918; discharged to duty, 22 March 1918.

Proceeded to France, 23 March 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 24 March 1918.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 8 August 1918, and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, back and abdomen).

Died of wounds, 8 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BINGHAM Alfred

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