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Sir Francis Bingham
Born (1863-07-05)July 5, 1863
Died November 5, 1935(1935-11-05) (aged 72)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1883 - 1929
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Major-General The Hon. Sir Francis Richard Bingham KCB KCMG JP (5 July 1863 – 5 November 1935) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Military career

Born a son of Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan,[1] Bingham was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1883.[2] 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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[2] He became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 1924 and retired 1929.[2]

In retirement he became a Justice of the Peace in Buckinghamshire.[1]


In 1896 he married Kathleen Clarke.[1]


Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Smith
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
Succeeded by
Edward Willis

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