On 5 November 1915, the Shipley Times & Express published a letter Pte Binns wrote to thank the Calverley Habitation of the Primrose Hill for gifts they had sent him and other serving men from the community.‘Just a line to thank you and the members of the Primrose League for your kind thoughts of us over the seas.Missing‘I was particularly pleased to receive your gift of things that are most useful to us and as we have just come out of action we received them just when we could enjoy them most.‘We were in action about a week ago and you will no doubt see in the papers reports of what we did.
‘I am sorry to say that my brother is among the missing and that I can get no information about him. But we shall hope for the best.‘We are now some miles back from the firing line. Probably we shall be having another shot at the Germans before many more days have passed.‘I am pleased to say that I and another of the chaps have been recommended for the D.C.M. by the General of the Division.‘We were sent to him yesterday and he spoke very nicely to us.’Just over a month later, Pte Binns was again in the newspaper:‘News has been received by Mr and Mrs D W Binns of Mount Pleasant, Calverley, that their son Pte Cuthbert W Binns of the 10th
York and Lancaster Regt was killed in action in France on Thursday 2 December.Bravery‘Pte Binns was mentioned in despatches by the General of the Division for conspicuous bravery in carrying a wounded officer through a storm of shell and rifle fire on 25-26 September and Loos and Hill 70 and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.‘He was 22 years of age, enlisting in the 10th Hussars on 6 September 1914. He afterwards transferred to the 10th Yorks and Lancaster Regt of which his brother, Cpl T E Binns, who has been reported wounded and missing since
Sept 25-26 last, was a member.‘Flags were hoisted half-mast at the church and Conservative Club.’