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Lloyd Woolsey Bingay Captain 8th Battalion, 11th Battalion, 32nd Reserve Battalion February 5, 1877 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia September 2, 1914 Valcartier, Quebec Port Arthur, Ontario 37 5 feet, 10 inches Medium dark Dark blue Greyish black Boar War (1899-1901) Married Journalist Church of England George Bingay (Father) Yarmouth, NS January 30, 1916 38 Etaples Military Cemetery, France I, A,19. Commemorated on Page 54 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 13 Lloyd Woolsey Bingay was the son of George Bingay, QC (1850-1940) and Susan Cornelia (Stryker) Bingay (1854-1912) of Yarmouth Nova Scotia. He was the brother of Margaret Alida Bingay, Pierson Livingston Bingay, and Guy Combauld Bingay. Prior to World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Regiment, 2nd Battalion and served with it and the British Forces in South Africa from October 26, 1899 until September 26, 1900. At the time of his enlistment and service in South Africa he was a resident of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He remained in South Africa for several years employed in newspaper engagements and was on the staff of the East Africa and Pretoria Times. On his return to Canada he spent time at home in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and in New York. He then obtained a position as night telegraph editor on the Montreal Star and in 1908 he went to Port Arthur, Ontario, as representative of the Morning Herald. In 1909 he moved to Port Arthur and was employed as the news editor of the Port Arthur Evening Chronicle until his enlistment. He married Violet Ellen Palmer of Montreal, Quebec, in Port Arthur on April 28, 1909. Enlisting at Valcartier, he was posted to the 8th Battalion, and placed in command of the Port Arthur contingent. He sailed for the United Kingdom on October 3, 1914 and was posted to France on June 9, 1915. While in England he became seriously ill and that delayed his posting to the front. On two occasions after June, 1915, he spent furlough in England with his wife who went to England to be near him. He spent his last furlough in December, 1915 departing London on Christmas Day to return to the trenches. While attending a wounded soldier, Osborne Jonathan Perry, also from Yarmouth Nova Scotia, in the front line at Ploegsteert on January 12, 1916, Captain Bingay received shrapnel wounds in the back. He was attended to and evacuated to No. 24 General Hospital, Etaples, where he died on January 30, 1916 of wounds. Osborne Jonathan Perry was later killed in action June 10, 1916. Lloyd Woolsey Bingay is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, France
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