Binney, Edward Hibbert

He was the son of the Reverend John Edward Herbert Binney (E, 1876-1881) and grandson of the Bishop of Nova Scotia. He came to Winchester from Mr. Mason’s school at Rottingdean.

He entered Sandhurst shortly before the outbreak of war, and passing out in November 1914, obtained a commission in the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was seriously wounded and lost an eye while serving with them at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915, but ultimately recovered sufficiently to return to duty at home.

In 1916 he was for a time attached as A.D.C. to General Braithwaite’s staff, but when the 62nd Division was ordered to France, the doctors would not pass him for active service. He returned to the reserve battalion of his regiment, of which he became Adjutant, and was promoted about the same time to the rank of Captain. On October 7th 1917, he was suddenly taken ill with meningitis as a result of the wound which he received in 1915, and died four days later.

A photograph of his grave in Wybunbury Churchyard:

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Binney
  • Forenames or initials: Edward Hibbert
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1910-1914
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Sherwood Foresters
  • Date of Birth: 21st July 1896
  • Date of Death: 11th October 1917
  • How Died: Died of Wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F3
  • Decoration: NA