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Basil Ward Binkley

In memory of:

Lieutenant Basil Ward Binkley

July 12, 1917

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Division:

15th Battalion

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

May 13, 1892
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

October 28, 1914
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Son of John Whitfield and Alice (nee Gunby) Binkley of Armstrong, British Columbia. Brother of Glen, Manswell, Hope and Melvin.

Commemorated on Page 201 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. D. 265.

Location:

Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 kilometres south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. The Communal Cemetery is on the eastern outskirts of the town. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn down the right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is at the bottom end.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England
  • Photo of BASIL WARD BINKLEY– In memory of the men from the 28th Battalion CEF who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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