CEF Soldier Detail

Private Fred Binns
Died: August 17, 1917

Regimental Number:
135654
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
ALFRED AND CAROLINE BINNS
Address at Enlistment:
5 FOXWELL AVE WEST TORONTO
Date of Birth:
January 24, 1897
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
July 27, 1915
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
35 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Wesleyan
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 17, 1917
Age at Death:
20
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 739-2
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Fred signed his attestation papers in Toronto on July 5th 1915 and was assigned to the 37th battalion. He sailed with his battalion from Halifax arriving in England Dec-11-1915 on the SS Lapland. Upon arriving in England he was with the 12th reserve battalion in Shorcliffe.He was then taken on strenght in March 1916. At this point he was transfered to the 18th Shorncliffe 12th reserve battalion in France on May 7 1916. On May 8 1916 he was taken on strenght to the 18th Canadian Battalion. May 31 1916 Fred proceded to join his unit in the field. On Oct 1 1916 fred was wounded in the right thigh by shrapnel and was sent to the 2nd Scottish General Hospital in Edinburgh to have the troublsome piece removed. He spent 54 days in recovery before being sent to the Kings Canadian Red Cross conv hospital on Nov 30th 1916. Upon admission it was noted "small boils around the wound". On Dec 13th Fred was sent to the Canadian Conv hospital in Epsom before being discharged on Jan 3 1917.(It was noted on Dec 14th 1916 that while his wound was healed, 40pcs of shrapnel still remain in his leg.)

Jan 3 1917 he was transfered to the 4th reserve battalion in Hastings. March 7th 1917, Fred was taken on strenght to the 4th reserve battalion in Bramshott. May 10th 1917 he was sent on strenght to the 18th battalion in France.

On June 16-1917 Fred finally rejoined his unit in the field in the town of Barlin, France.

Just over 2 months later on Aug-19-1917 Fred Binns was reported Killed In Action near the town of Lens in Northern France.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Son of Alfred and Caroline J. Binns, of 5, Foxwell St., West Toronto.