​ A fine Second World War North Africa Tobruk operations and Italy December 1943 Casualty group awarded to Sergeant R.S. Binding, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who having seen service in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion, was then decorated for his gallantry in action at Tobruk, on the final day of the battle, when he went out under heavy shell and automatic fire to a wounded officer, bandaged him and helped to get him away safely to Company Headquarters, showing complete disregard for his own safety. He was ultimately killed in action i

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A fine Second World War North Africa Tobruk operations and Italy December 1943 Casualty group awarded to Sergeant R.S. Binding, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who having seen service in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion, was then decorated for his gallantry in action at Tobruk, on the final day of the battle, when he went out under heavy shell and automatic fire to a wounded officer, bandaged him and helped to get him away safely to Company Headquarters, showing complete disregard for his own safety. He was ultimately killed in action in southern Italy on 7th December 1943.   

Group of 7: Military Medal, GVI 1st type bust; (2658319 L.CPL. R.S. BINDING. C.GDS.); General Service Medal 1918-1962, GVI 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Palestine; (2658319. GDSMN. R.S. BINDING. C.GDS.); 1993-1945 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal. Mounted swing style for wear.
Condition: Good Very Fine or better.

Reginald Stanley Binding came from Bridgewater, Somerset, and was a pre-war regular soldier, who saw service as a Guardsman (No.2658319) with the 3rd Battalion, Coldestream Guards out in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Binding was then serving with his battalion in the Middle East, and then saw service in North Africa. During the operations at Tobruk, on the final day of the battle, Binding performed an act of gallantry which led to his awarded of the Military Medal when serving as a Lance Corporal, he assisted to rescue a wounded officer when under heavy shell and automatic fire.
The recommendation for his Military Medal reads as follows: ‘On the last day of Tobruk this NCO went out under heavy shell and automatic fire to a wounded officer, bandaged him and helped to get him away safely to Company Headquarters. He showed complete disregard for his own safety and remained remarkably cool throughout his journey.’

Binding was awarded the Military Medal in the London gazette for 13th August 1942. Subsequently as a Sergeant, he took part in the Salerno Landings in Italy and was killed in action on 7th December 1943, being buried in Naples War Cemetery. Aged 25 at the time of his death, he was the son of James and Elsie Julia Binding, of Stockland, Bristol. 


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