BINSKIN, Alfred William
(Service number 2339)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||17 March 1882||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||25 July 1915||Age||33 years|
|Address at Enlistment||24 Crown Street, St Peters, New South Wales|
|Previous Military Experience||Sydney Garrison Artillery - four years|
|Marital Status||Married. 5 children|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Lilian Beatrice Binskin, 24 Crown Street, St Peters, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||5th Reinforcement|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||20th Battalion|
|Date||6 September 1915|
|Other Units Served With|
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|Military Awards||Military Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
18 March 1918
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||26 May 1959||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Rockdale, Sutherland, New South Wales|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Woronora Memorial Park Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Peter's Church of England Roll of Honour, Cook's River, New South Wales|
Alfred William Binskin, born on 17 March 1882 at Timaru and baptised on 30 July at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru, was the son of William and Annie (née Venner) Binskin. The family moved to New South Wales in the 1880s. Alfred William Binskin enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 4 August 1915 at Liverpool, New South Wales. He was 33 years 4 months old (not 23 years as recorded), a fireman, married with five children, and nominated his wife as next-of-kin – Mrs Lilian Beatrice Binskin, 24 Crown Street, St Peters, New South Wales. He had married Lilian Beatrice Kember on 26 January 1905 at Holy Trinity Church Anglican Church, Erskineville, Sydney. Alfred had served four years in the Sydney Garrison Artillery.
Alfred Binskin died on 26 May 1959 at Rockdale, Sutherland, New South Wales, aged 77 years, and was buried at Woronora Memorial Park Cemetery, Sutherland. Two Australian-born brothers of Alfred also served in World War I – Joseph Binskin and George Walter Binskin (Australian-born). The names of all three brothers are inscribed on the St Peter’s Church of England World War I Roll of Honour.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 April 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru Baptism records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 April 2020]; Australian Anglican Parish Register (ancestry.com.au) [22 April 2020]; Find a Grave [22 April 2020]; St Peter’s Church Roll of Honour (ancestry.com.au) [22 April 2020]
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