William Binnie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Leven
  • Service no: 6960
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 91st Brigade, 'A' Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 02.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 1A & 8A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address:
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  • Father:
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  • Spouse:

    Margaret Binnie, 136 West High St, Buckhaven

  • Children:

    Helen, born 30.11.1911, Margaret, born 19.11.1913 & Bridget, born 22.03.1915

More about William Binnie

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

William Binnie   6960   Royal Field Artillery

Intimation has been received in Buckhaven that Gunner William Binnie, R.F.A., has been killed in action by a splinter from a shell.  He was an old soldier, and first enlisted sixteen years ago.  Joining up on the outbreak of war, he had been over two years on active service.  A native of Perth, he was 36 years of age and leaves a widow and three of a family.

Dundee Courier 6th December 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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