Binyon, H H [or W H]
HARRY HICKMAN BINYON
Remembered with honour Ari Burnu Cemetery: Row B, Grave 10.
He attested 27 November 1914: a farm labourer aged 35, 5’8″ tall, C of E, of Adelaide, South Australia; his next of kin was his sister Mrs L LOWE of Oaklands, South Australia, and/or his mother of Watford. He joined the 9th Light Horse 4th Reinforcement 1 February 1915 and embarked from Adelaide 1 April 1915 aboard H.M.A.T. Port Lincoln. He arrived in Turkey 27 May 1915 and was taken on the strength. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, and was killed by a bullet in the body on Walkers Ridge, Anzac Cove.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Harry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 19 June 1915; plus an In Memoriam from the Grammar School dated 31 July 1915.
Son of John Crouch and Emma Jane (nee MAYLES) BINYON.
His parents married 9 April 1865 at St Sepulchre, Holborn, London. John died 12 May 1895 in Bushey, Herts, aged 66; Emma died 4 May 1916 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 72, and was buried 8 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. There is a Death announcement for Emma in the Observer dated 6 May 1916.
Harry was born 1873 in Bushey, and baptised 14 January 1873 at St James’, Bushey. He attended Watford Grammar School from April 1884 to October 1887. An auctioneer aged 31 he sailed from Southampton to Cape Town 31 December 1904 aboard Kinfauns Castle.
On the 1881 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1891 Census, a clerk aged 18, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, an auctioneer aged 28, he lived in Oxhey, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, he was living in Australia, presumably.
Date of death30/05/1915
Age at death40
Place of death
NotesRecorded as BINYON W H and as HICKMAN H in the Borough Roll of Honour
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