Robert Inglis Binning

RankCaptain Robert Inglis Binning
Medals1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mentioned in Despatches
regimentIndian Medical Service
Military Service

Binning joined the IMS as a Lieutenant on 31st July 1909 and by 1912
he is shown in the Indian Army List of that year as attached to 90th
Promoted captain in 1912
It is difficult to trace Binning’s war service but given that he receives a
Mention in Haig’s Despatch published on 15th June 1916 it suggests
that he had been in France for some time prior to that date. It is most
likely that he was already serving with the 7th (Meerut) Division which
arrived from India in October 1914.
The division was transferred to Mesopotamia before April 1916 and
became part of III Indian Army Corps. Binning’s Medal Index Card
shows he served with the 130th Indian Field Ambulance which was
attached to 92nd Punjabis, 19th Brigade.


4th May 1885 Rangoon Burma

Death16th August 1916
Circumstances of Death

Died of fever

BurialBasra War Cemetery, V. J. 3
CWGC Information

Husband of Mrs. Binning, of 2, Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow


John Binning (1844-1922) & Ellen Graham (c1852-1916) married
Rangoon 1878

Father's Occupation

East India Merchant


William G (1879-), Jean (1882-)


Dorothy A Clarke married 11th November 1915, no children


Glasgow Academy
University of Glasgow MB ChB 1907


Resident medical officer in the Western Infirmary and the Royal
Infirmary, both Glasgow, before joining the IMS.

1891 Census

Princes Terrace, Dowanhill, Glasgow. Robert is living with his
widowed grandfather Robert Binning and 4 unmarried aunts.

1901 Census

26 Albion Street, Partick, Glasgow

1911 Census

In India

Home Address

Parents’ address 1916 – Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Zeta Lair 181
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial
Glasgow Royal Infirmary War Memorial

Other Information

Died intestate

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to the University of Glasgow,  Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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