Robert Inglis Binning

Captain Robert Inglis Binning
1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mentioned in Despatches
regimentIndian Medical 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 Punjabis. 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
Died of fever
BurialBasra War Cemetery, V. J. 3
Husband of Mrs. Binning, of 2, Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow
John Binning (1844-1922) & Ellen Graham (c1852-1916) married Rangoon 1878
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.
Princes Terrace, Dowanhill, Glasgow. Robert is living with his widowed grandfather Robert Binning and 4 unmarried aunts.
26 Albion Street, Partick, Glasgow
In India
Parents’ address 1916 – Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Zeta Lair 181
Scottish National War Memorial Glasgow Royal Infirmary War Memorial
Died intestate
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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