Lance Corporal Gary D Bingley MM

{ Gaz }

28 Feb 1958 - 28 May 1982

  • Military Medal medal
  • General Service Medal Clasp (1962 onwards) medal
  • South Atlantic Medal with Rosette

Gary Bingley was the eldest son of David and Marina Bingley both originally from London. He had three brothers and one sister

Gary was a Junior Leader in Inkerman Company, Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion (IJLB), Shorrncliffe in Kent. He joined the Parachute Regiment and Passed Out of P Company, he was posted to 2 PARA.   

Gary David Bingley, known to friends as 'Gaz', was born in Muswell Hill.  He served in Northern Ireland (1977), and in Berlin from 1977 to 1979 with B Coy. His wife Jay, gave birth to a daughter in 1978 in Berlin. In the years 1979 to 1981 Gary again served in Northern Ireland, this time with A Coy in Ballykinler. After which was stationed in Aldershot prior to his deployment to the Falklands in April 1982.

During the Battle at Goose Green, L/Cpl Bingley now a member of 11 Platoon, D Coy, took part in the night advance to Darwin Hill. He was killed shortly after the deaths of L/Cpl Cork and Pte Fletcher, whilst making a frontal charge on an Argentine machine gun post. After the Battle, he was posthumously awarded the Military Medal for his actions.

The citation published in the London Gazette records:
"Throughout 28th May 1982, the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment were engaged in fierce fighting to take well entrenched enemy positions in 'the area of the Goose Green settlement on the Island of East Falkland. Lance Corporal Bingley was a Section Commander.
During the battle his section came under fire at close quarters from two enemy machine-gun posts. To destroy the enemy positions he led his section in the assault and whilst leading was fatally wounded.
His heroic action enabled his company to continue their advance and was significantly instrumental in defeating the enemy."

Lance Corporal Bingley died on 28 May 1982, aged 24 years old. His ashes are buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

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Profile photograph kindly supplied by Steve Wilson, and additional  information kindly supplied by Jay Morgan Hyrons

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Bill Bentley said:
Gaz Bingley also served in NI with 2 Para 1979-81. He was a grand lad, we enjoyed many a laugh together. May he rest in peace.
Jay Hyrons said:
When someone dies so young & so tragically the ripples of that loss spread far and wide, the effects are long lasting as each person has their own grief, their own pain from that loss.
We only really heal at the point of acceptance for what was and what is.
At that point and only then will the sun begin to shine again.
Always remembered my guardian angel
Jay Morgan Hyrons
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