Captain Edward Hibbert Binney

Captain Edward Herbert Binney

Army Number: n/a

Battalion: 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born at Wolverhampton, 21st July 1896. Son of Reverand John Edward Herbert Binney.  Educated at Rottingdean School and Winchester College. He enlisted and was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 11th November 1914 and went to France on 25th January 1915 with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He was wounded at Neuve Chappelle, on 11th March 1915 losing an eye,  and was evacuated to England on 23rd March 1915.  He was promoted to Lieutenant on 11th October 1915 and Captain, on 3rd August 1917. On October 7th 1917 he suddenly became ill with meningitis as a result of the wound from 1915 He died in London, on 11th October 1917, aged 21.

Buried: Wybunbury (St. Chad) Churchyard, Cheshire, United Kingdom. On Northside close to the tower.

Captain Edward Herbert Binney grave

Captain Edward Hibbert Binney is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Wybunbury Chapel War Memorial, Wybunbury, Cheshire.
Winchester College Cloister War Memorial, Winchester, Hampshire.