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Frank Southam Binns

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Bilton J. - Birnie A.  (photo J Halpin 2010) - T. Birch could either be Tau Birch (20712) or Thomas Birch (4/684) - Image has no known copyright restriction.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Bilton J. - Birnie A. (photo J Hal …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Southam AWMM
  • Surname
    Binns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 560 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Newport, Victoria Public - Brian - Researcher - 29 May 2016 - AWM Roll f Honour :
  • Birth notes
    educated Footscray, Victoria State School, Nephew: Sergeant Thomas VICKERS, died of wounds 14 May 1 Public - Brian - Researcher - 29 May 2016 - AWM Roll f Honour :
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F. Binns (father), Strand Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 560 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1 October 1914 AWMM Australia AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Hairdresser Public - Brian - Researcher - 29 May 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour :
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Frank and Ada Binns, of Strand Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Newport, Victoria, Australia. AWMM
    • Frank S. Binns, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Binns, Auckland, New Zealand, and much esteemed member of the Wee McGregors' Club, Aspendale, killed in action at the Dardanelles.

      "And he who finds death is a martyr,
      Tho' he falls on a distant shore;
      He has given his life for others,
      and what can a man give more?'
      New Zealand papers please copy. (Inserted by Kenneth and Alex. McDonald, Middle Brighton.)

      BINNS. —In memory of our dear friend, Frank S. Binns killed in action at the Dardanelles (In-
      serted by M. Evans and B. Hall.) Public - Brian - Researcher - 29 May 2016 - Death Notices : The Argus (Melbourne ) :
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About death

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  • Death
    19 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM IV.A. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Lance-Corporal Frank Lontham [sic] Binns, who has been killed at the Dardanelles, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Binns, of the Strand Arcade, Auckland. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 20) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • In memory of the nephew of my grandmother Elsie Vickers Carpenter, the sister of Ada Vickers Binns, Frank Southam Binns' mother. I have found you now, along with Tom and William and William Jr., and will continue the search for the other lost members of Elsie's family. Bless you.
    Public - John I - Other relative - 26 November 2016
  • In Memory of my Great Uncle (from my Mother's side) and brave ANZAC. Only one family member (my daughter Samantha )has visited the grave at Gallipoli. The whole family & especially your sister Jean, will be thinking you of you this Anzac, as in previous years.
    Public - Leigh - Other Relative - 6 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 20. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 November 2016John INahant, Massachusetts, USAOther relative
29 May 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher
06 April 2015LeighNelson NZOther Relative

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