Soldier – Bingham, Ronald Lewis – War Victim – Body on French Coast

September 1940

Mexborough and Swinton Times, September 21.

War Victim

Intimation was received from the War Office last Thursday by Mrs Bingham, wife of Private Ronald Lewis Bingham, that his body had been found on the French coast, between July 6 and 10 and that he had been buried in the English cemetery of a French town.

Private Bingham, who was 30 leaves a widow, one son , aged nine and one daughter, aged five, was a native of Conisbrough, and he enlisted on the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps on September 14, 1939 and went out to France in November.

Mrs Bingham last heard from him on May 13 and she received a letter written on April 9.

Up to 8 weeks ago he was a member of the Denaby Territorials in which he served from the age of 14.

He worked at Cadeby Main Colliery before going to Yorkshire Main Colliery Edlington 12 months before he volunteered for military service.




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