CEF Soldier Detail

Lance-Corporal James Ross Binkley
Died: April 23, 1915

Regimental Number:
10205
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
3rd Battalion
Company:
Machine Gun Section
Place of Birth:
Wentworth, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Jemima Binkley, Mother 295 King St. West, Dundas, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 3, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Salesman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
30
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
39 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
5 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Kitchener's Wood
Date of Death:
April 23, 1915
Age at Death:
31
Buried at:
Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium
Plot:
Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30
Commemorated:
Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Ontario family plot
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
3rd Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lance-Corporal Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Section
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Section
Images
memorial on family stone,

Son of William Binkley and Jemima Binkley.

Prior service with the QOR.

Captain of the Toronto Argonauts prior to joining the 3rd Battalion.

Correct Date of Death was April 23, 1915, and not as recorded on the CWGC site.

Part of a letter sent home by Ross Binkley was published in the Toronto Star on May 15th, 1915, pg. 4.  See "Letters" section for a transcript.