BINGHAM, John Merton
(Service number 87420)

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Date 11 December 1895 Place of Birth Winton

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Public Works Department, Christchurch
Occupation Draughtsman
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Marital Status Single
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Religion Presbyterian
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Date 14 November 1941 Age 44 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 15, Plot 239
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Merton Bingham was the son of Ernest and Rachel Agnes (née Hewitt) Bingham, perhaps their only child. He was educated at Geraldine District High School, Christ's College and Southland Boys' High School. He gained his Certificate of Proficiency in 1908 at Geraldine. John married Phyllis Louisa Hanna in 1921. He was a very highly qualified Engineer-in-Chief to Radio Broadcasting NZ. He supervised the installation and erection of all broadcasting stations in New Zealand.


NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 November 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [08 November 2019]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [08 November 2019]; Temuka Leader, 24 December 1908 (Papers Past) [03 November 2019]

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