Project Description

LESLIE JOSEPH BINGLEY 1899–1972

Royal navy

Born 11th February 1899, Nottingham. His father was serving in the Army Hospital Corps at the time of his son’s birth.

Married 1929 to Annie M. Winfield in Nottingham

Died 1972 in Norwich

1901 Census

Living on Wilford Road, Nottingham with mother Maggie a shopkeeper, and a domestic servant Fanny Brewin.

1911 Census

Living at 27, Portland Road, West Bridgford with father Joseph, a postman, mother Maggie and his three younger sisters.

From August 1914 to December 1916, he was employed by the Red Cross as a convoy and hospital orderly. He worked at The Pavilion Auxiliary Hospital, West Bridgford, during this period. He was then employed at Notts. County Asylum (Saxondale); he is listed in their records as a clerk who served in the Armed Forces. He enlisted in April 1917 and served in France with the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. (The Royal Naval Division was an infantry unit serving with the army although the men were enrolled in the navy).

Military Service

Rank: Able Seaman

Service Number: R.1130

Military Unit: Hood Battalion, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 22.4.18.

(Transcribed military record below contains some obscure abbreviations)

Enlisted 17.4.17.

Address: 8 Portland Rd, West Bridgford, Notts. Next of kin: Mother, Margaret Ann Bingley, same address

Civil employment: Clerk and Steward. Height 5ft 9ins, chest 34ins. Religion: Wesleyan

19.4.17: “A” Reserve Battalion

1.12.17: Able Seaman

12.12.17: 2nd Reserve Battalion, Aldershot

22.4.18: Drafted to Hood Battalion, British Expeditionary Force

22.4.18: Embarked Folkestone Disembarked Boulogne

23.4.18: Joined L.I.B.D. Calais, (Lighter in Boom Defence)

30.4.18: Hood 38

17.5.18: Hood 40

2.8.18: 63rd (Royal Naval Division) Signal School

10.10.18: Re-joined Battalion

16.10.18: Inflammation of Connective Tissue, Mild.To Field Ambulance

24.10.18: Hospital Admission 30460  Admitted 12th Stationary Hospital at St.Pol

28.10.18: Hood 95

10.12.18: Joined Divisional Wing. Boils

20.12.18: Hospital Admission.33015. Discharged to duty from 12 Stationary Hospital at St.Pol.

21.12.18: Joined Battalion

22.12.18: Hood 108

1.1.19: to Field Amb.

5.1.19: Hood 1.

9.1.19: Re-joined Battalion.

13.1.19: Hood 3

19.1.19: Hood 5.

24.2.19: DO.15 Hood Battalion.

Appointed Acting Petty Officer. paid 20.1.19. Eden 1 Instr.

10.3.19: Hood 18.

27.2.19 – 13.3.19: Leave to UK

10.3.19: Hood 18. Leave extended 6 days to 19.3.19

18.3.19: Routine Ord. 4971.  Result of First Class Army School cert. Exam.  Passed in whole examination except Map Reading, in which subject he must be examined before obtaining the certificate.

26.3.19: Hood 21

8.4.19: Embarked for UK for Demob.

10.4.19: Demobilised Harrowby Camp Grantham

11.4.19: A.F.Z 11 received – (standard form at demobilisation)

14.4.19: Hood 26

16.4.19: War Gratuity Cert to A.G 9b.

23.4.19: A.F.Z. 22 forwarded to M.D.G.

17.7.19: Rec’d AFB.103. (Active Service Casualty Report)

2.9.19: Will sent to rating

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

From the 1939 Register

Address: Drayton Road, Aylsham, Norfolk

Occupation: Clerk and steward, Mental Hospital

Household: wife Annie born 19.10.1906

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe Roll of Honour

Worked at Notts County Asylum in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent.