Captain Ralph Douglas Binney
Person Male Born 14/10/1888 Died 8/12/1944
Hero. Born Berkshire. Royal Navy captain. Served in WW1 and WW2 and awarded CBE in 1943. This 'Have-a-go' hero single-handed attempted to stop 'smash-and-grab' thieves at a jeweller's shop in Birchen Lane in the City and died from injuries received. Blitzwalkers gives the full story. You'll be glad to hear that the robbers were caught and "banged to rights". Would we have made it in tabloid journalism?