Memorial: M1881

Memorial in the City of London commemorating Captain Ralph Binney RN d. 1944

Location

22 Birchin Lane EC3, City of London, London, England

Transcript

'THIS PLAQUE WAS GIVEN BY THE ROYAL NAVY IN MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN RALPH DOUGLAS BINNEY CBE ROYAL NAVY / WHO ON 8 DECEMBER 1944 DIED FROM INJURIES RECEIVED WHEN BRAVELY / AND ALONE HE CONFRONTED VIOLENT MEN RAIDING A JEWELLER'S SHOP IN / THIS LANE AND STRUGGLED TO PREVENT THEIR ESCAPE. TO HONOUR / THIS COURAGEOUS ACT, CAPTAIN BINNEY'S FELLOW OFFICERS AND OTHER FRIENDS / FOUNDED THE BINNEY MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR CIVILIANS OF THE CITY AND / METROPOLITAN AREAS OF LONDON WHO IN THE FACE OF GREAT DANGER AND / PERSONAL RISK, HAVE FOLLOWED CAPTAIN BINNEY'S EXAMPLE AND / STEADFASTLY UPHELD LAW AND ORDER / UNVEILED BY / HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH KG KT / ON THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 1986'

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: Outer wall Birchin's foods

People

Binney, Ralph Douglas
Age:
Date of Death: 8/12/1944
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: P.M. Blackett Barber. 11/09/1998

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