• Ewen Gordon Bingley

Army / Flying Corps
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Private

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Goulburn, NSW, Australia

  • Birth

    Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia

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    • Private Ewen Bingley
    • Posted by LeeDavy1, Monday, 12 December 2016

    Ewan Gordon Bingley was born at Amungula, NSW on the Sutton Road north of Queanbeyan, NSW, on the 7th March 1896. The Bingleys were pioneers of the Queanbeyan district, having arrived in the 1840s. Ewan enlisted in August 1916 and was farewelled at the family property Woodfield in October 1916. He served with the 19th Battalion during 1917 at Lagnicourt and Menin Road (near Ypres) before being shot in the foot the day before the Battle of Passchendaele in October 1917. He rejoined his unit in July 1918 and was wounded a second time, with a gun-shot wound to the leg, during the Battle of Mont St. Quentin on the 31st August 1918. He returned to Australia and was discharged in May 1919. Bingley commenced a twelve year lease on 425 acre (172 hectare) Woden Block 11B on the 3rd April 1920 at an annual rent of £95/12/6. The block was part of the Jerrabomberra-Tuggeranong soldier settlement subdivision and was situated between Canberra Avenue and the Monaro Highway. Jerrabomberra Creek ran through its western side. He named the block Flanders. Early in 1929, Bingley, then living in Queanbeyan, was advised that Woden Block 11B was actually 430 acres (174 hectares) in size and the rent was to be increased to £86 per annum from the 1st February 1929. On the 2nd April 1930, Bingley agreed to transfer both Woden Blocks 11A and 11B to his brother Harold Bingley for the nominal amount of £10. Ewan Bingley married in 1921 but he and his wife divorced twelve years later. He died in Queanbeyan on the 28th July 1947 aged 51. see http://www.archives.act.gov.au/repatandrabbits/ewan_bingley