William Bernard Bingham
Killed whilst on service
William Bernard Bingham was born at West Stoke and was the son of John and Alice Bingham.
William was married to Charlotte Jean Bingham, of 2, St. Mary’s Cottage, Hayes, Kent, and was formerly chauffeur to Lady Laidlow of Warren House, Hayes for 8 years, before enlisting as a 2nd-class Air Mechanic with the Royal Air Corps., in April 1916.
Sadly he was killed in an accident while serving.
On the 5th July 1916, William was working on a stationary Mechanical Transport when another transport drove up behind and crushed him, the driver being unable to pull up in time. He died 20 minutes later.
His body was taken to St Andrew’s in West Stoke, Chichester, (Mr Bingham’s native place and where his parents still lived) for interment, and had a full military funeral.
He left behind his widow and two young boys.
Bromley & District Times, 1st September 1916 (page 5)
Service Number: 27088