Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Edward Bingham was born at Lye, Worcestershire, in 1892. He was the son of Samuel Bingham, a coal miner, and his wife, Rachel. In 1901 they lived in Balds Lane, Lye but by 1911 they had moved to Highley and were living at 9 Orchard Street. They later lived at 1, Woodland Cottage, Highley. Edward married Ethel Warner in 1912 and they had a daughter, Mary.
Edward served with the 1/4th Battalion of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. It is not known if he was with the battalion at the start of the war when it spent several years in the Far East or if he joined it after it went to France in August 1917. Edward died of wounds on the 14th November, 1917 a few days after the 1/4th was involved in action during the Second Battle of Passchendaele. He died in hospital at Boulogne and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery.
[Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 16th November, 1918]
BINGHAM. – In loving memory of Pte Edward Bingham, 1/4 K.S.L.I., the beloved husband of Mrs E. Bingham, 22 Silverdale Terrace, Highley. Who died of severe wounds in the head at 53 General Hospital, Boulogne, France, received in action Nov. 1917. [verse] – Ever remembered by his loving Wife and Child.
Private Edward Bingham, 200220, KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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