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Bingham, Frank Miller

Captain Frank Miller Bingham, 5th King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment who was killed in Flanders on May 22 1915 was born on September 17, 1874 and was the son of the late Doctor Bingham of Alfreton, Derbyshire. Educated at St Peter's School, York and St Thomas's Hospital, London, he was an MRCS England and LRCP London. He formerly played cricket for Derbyshire County and was well known Blackheath rugby forward. He was gazetted Lieutenant in the 5th King's Own Territorial Battalion, November 1910 and was promoted Captain in 1914. Up to the outbreak of war he was in medical practice in Lancaster. The Times 31 May 1915

Memorial to the late Dr F M Bingham. A bronze tablet with excellent medallion portrait was unveiled, on December 2nd, at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, to perpetuate the memory and gallant death of Dr F M Bingham. The ceremony was performed by Dr George R Parker, the senior practitioner of the district, and partner of the deceased. Dr Bingham, who will be remembered at St. Thomas's as a keen sportsman, being Captain of Cricket in 1897 and a member of the Rugby XV, was serving as a Captain in the 5th King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, T.F. He was shot by a sniper early on the morning of May 22nd, while engaged in digging out one of his men who had been buried by a bursting shell. St Thomas's Hospital Gazette, December 1915

Biographical

Surname(s)Bingham
First name(s)Frank Miller
Date of birth17 September 1874
Place of birthAlfreton, Derbyshire
Family detailsSon of Dr. and Mrs. Bingham, of Alfreton, Derbyshire; husband of Ruth Morley Bingham, of Highfield House, Lancaster
Previous educationSt. Peter's School, York
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1893-1897
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1897
Military unit5th Bn. King's Own, Royal Lancs
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death22 May 1915
Age at death40
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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