Need some help...

Discussion in '1940' started by Typh, May 26, 2018.

  1. Typh

    Typh New Member

    Hello everyone

    I'm trying to track down what happened to a family member during the war in France in 1940. The info i have is patchy, and i have very little to go on:

    Victor Harry Binding,
    from Clevedon, Somerset
    was in RTR, and may have been a commander
    and he may have come back through dunkirk.

    What would be my next step? who should i contact ?

    any help you guys could offer would be greatly appreciated!


  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Victor Harry Binding
    Death Age: 68
    Birth Date: 26 Jan 1918
    Registration Date: Feb 1986
    Registration district: West Super Mare
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Volume: 22
    Page: 1677

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Victor H Binding
    Registration Date: Jan-Feb-Mar 1918
    Registration district: Long Ashton
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Re-registration Year: 1918
    Mother's Maiden Name: Kibble
    Volume Number: 5c
    Page Number: 717

    Victor Harold Binding
    Birth: 26 Jan 1918 - Somerset
    Death: Feb 1986 - Somerset, England
    Marriage: Sep 1940 - Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
    F: William Percival Binding
    M: Alice Mildred Kibble
    This family tree on Ancestry only shows their lives up to their marriage and shows no children as at 1940

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Victor H Binding
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1940
    Registration district: Weston-super-Mare
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Spouse: Kathleen A'hearn
    Volume Number: 5c
    Page Number: 1597

    It would seem they had 3 daughters
    Paula A Binding Oct-Nov-Dec 1948 Weston Somerset

    Julia M Binding Oct-Nov-Dec 1953 Weston Somerset

    Jeanenne R Binding Oct-Nov-Dec 1946 Weston Somerset

    Trace these and you may find some living relatives


    Or with some of these details you could apply for his service records
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    I’m no expert but from other topics I seem to recall that RTR Museum at Bovington hold “tracer cards” for RTR personnel?

    If my recollection is correct it might be worth making an enquiry there to see if he is recorded in their Archives.

    Similarly if “Tank Commander” equates to commissioned rank you could have a look in the London Gazette to see if he is mentioned there - Commission and any subsequent promotions would be recorded together with any gallantry awards.

    If he was wounded and or taken POW you may find him on the casualty lists available on FMP.

    Good Luck

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  5. Typh

    Typh New Member

    Brilliant, thanks guys! Will proceed from here and post what i found out.
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    Always an adventure when you start researching, so do not be surprised when you end up with many unanswered questions that require more research.
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Post on here if you find out what RTR he was in, there were a few regiments in France.

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