Sir Francis Richard Bingham

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Jersey's version of Trooping the Colour in August 1935, watched by the Lieut-Governor, Sir Francis Bingham (centre) and Lt Col Le Gallais, commanding the Royal Militia Island of Jersey, and their wives
Menu for farewell dinner for Lieut-Governor Sir Francis Bingham

Major-General Sir Francis Richard Bingham (1863–1935) was a British Army officer who became Lieut-Governor of Jersey.

Military career

The son of Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan, he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1883. He was appointed Aide-de-camp to the General Officer Commanding 3rd Infantry Brigade at Aldershot in 1889 before becoming attached to the Egyptian Army in 1893. He became Aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief, Madras later that year, and then Adjutant of the Prince of Wales Own Norfolk Artillery in 1899 before becoming Chief Instructor at the School of Gunnery in 1911.

He served in World War I as Deputy Director of Artillery at the War Office and than as a Member of Ministry of Munitions Council. After the War he became Chief of the British Section and President of Sub-Commission for Armaments and Material for the Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control in Germany.

He became Lieut-Governor of Jersey in 1924 and retired 1929. Mount Bingham, overlooking St Helier Harbour to the south of Fort Regent, was named after him.


This article is taken from the Wikipedia biography of Sir Francis Bingham.

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