Arthur Cecil Bynam

Date of birth: 1900
Place of birth: South Stoneham
Service No.: 20552
Rank: Private
Regiment: Dorsetshire
Battalion: 6th
Died: 2nd November 1918 aged 18 years
Death location: Southampton

 

Life before the War
Arthur Cecil Bynam was born in Southampton in 1900.  He was the son of Gerald and Agnes, who in 1911 were living at 14 Charlton Road, Shirley, Southampton.  Gerald Bynam was a Draughtsman in the Civil Service.  In addition to Arthur the couple had 2 other children:

Muriel (born 1905)

John (born 1909)

 

Military  Service
Arthur served as a Private in the 6th (Service) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment.  The Battalion was formed in Dorchester in September 1914 and was initially attached to the 17th (Northern Division).  In March 1915 the battalion was transferred to 50th Brigade and the first troops from the battalion landed in Boulogne in July 1915.  The battalion served on the Western Front for the duration of the war.

Arthur was wounded and died at home in Southampton on 2nd November 1918.  He is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery.  Grave reference 50 G 5.  The inscription on his gravestone reads:

In Loving Memory of Arthur C
Eldest son of G C & A K Bynam
Who died Nov 2nd 1918, aged 19 years
(After service in France)

In sure and certain hope

Researcher: Jan Thorn
Published.: 9th March 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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