2nd Lieutenant Eric Albert Bingen (12.04.1898-?)

Eric served with the Royal Sussex Regiment and was attached to the Royal Air Force. His date of birth and medal card are available via the National Archive/Ancestry, Record Number: WO 372/2/143507.

Second Lieutenant Eric Albert Bingen. Unit: Royal Sussex Regiment, attached to Royal Air Force. Death: Not known Copyright: © IWM. Original Source

The IWM site also has a photo of his brother, Lieutenant Charles Adolf Max Bingen.

Lieutenant Charles Adolf Max Bingen. Unit: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Death: 10 February 1916 Western Front Copyright: © IWM. Original Source

Charles’s was in the 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment and died on 10 February 1916, on the Western Front.

Both are the sons of Max and Leily Bingen, of 14, Briardale Gardens, Hampstead, London. 2

More details about Charles are on the We Were There Too, Jewish people on WWI website. 3

Neither man is listed on the memorial for the Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation. 4

E. A. Bingen by Walter Bird, bromide print, 1966

[1] Eric’s photo ref HU113816, purchased from Elliott & Fry June 1918, Imperial War Museum [accessed 3 August 2019].
[2] Charles’s photo ref HU113815, purchased from Lafayette Ltd May 1918
[3] We Were There Too – Charles Adolf Max Bingen
[4] Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation