Person    | Male  Born 14/10/1888  Died 8/12/1944

Captain Ralph Douglas Binney

Categories: Armed Forces, Tragedy

Captain Ralph Douglas Binney

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?

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Captain Ralph Douglas Binney

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Captain Binney

This plaque was given by the Royal Navy in memory of Captain Ralph Douglas Bi...

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ORP Jastrząb

ORP Jastrząb

Former Submarine in the Polish Navy. ORP stands for Okret Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Ship of the Polish Republic).

Vehicle, Armed Forces, Poland

1 memorial
Spencer John Bent, VC

Spencer John Bent, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 1-2 November 1914, age 23, while serving in the East Lancashire Regiment. "...he took command, and with great presence of mind and coolness, succeeded in holding h...

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
W. G Dowding

W. G Dowding

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
C. Ward

C. Ward

Royal Defence Corps. Fought but did not die in WW1

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald Davis Dawnay

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald Davis Dawnay

Born Archibald Davis Dawnay. Mayor of Wandsworth 1908 - his death in 1919. We can find nothing about the man but here's some information about his company, from the magnificent Grace's Guide, in 19...

Person, Armed Forces, Industry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial