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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 17, April 24, 2011, Article 16

RATS OF TOBRUK MEDAL RECIPIENT FRANCIS PETER BINGHAM

Tony James located this information about the recipient of the Rats of Tobruk medal discussed in recent issues. Thanks! -Editor

Name
BINGHAM, FRANCIS PETER

Service: Australian Army
Service Number: TX813
Date of Birth: 10 Jul 1914
Place of Birth:HOBART, TAS
Date of Enlistment: 27 Nov 1939
Locality on Enlistment: GORMANSTON, TAS
Place of Enlistment: HOBART, TAS
Next of Kin: BINGHAM, KATHERINE
Date of Death: 3 Aug 1945
Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Posting on Death: 2/3 Field Company
WW2 Honours and Gallantry: Military Medal
Prisoner of War: No
Roll of Honour: GORMANSTON TAS

Tony adds:

I agree the number 254 is probably the serial number of this unofficial medal. The Australian Official History of WW2 says Sapper Bingham wrote some verses regarding the laying of 5,000 mines in the front of 24th Brigade on the night of 11 April 1941. A note in the history states:

"WO2 F P Bingham Military Medal TX813 2/3 Field Company, Fitter of Gormanston Tas died of wounds accidentally received 3 August 1945

"23/24 Oct 1941 L/Cpl Bingham began to carry Lt Thomas out after being hit, Bingham shot a German with his pistol then bailed up three others who helped him carry Thomas back. A total of five German prisoners were brought in one Australian killed, 8 wounded and 7 missing."

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: More on the Rats of Tobruk Medal (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n16a13.html)

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