|Place of birth||Richmond, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, John Nankivell Banfield, 107 Murphy Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/55/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps Details, 20 July 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917;taken on strength, 3rd Machine Gun Company, 23 October 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 8 March 1918 (pyrexia, origin unknown); transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 12 March 1918; to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 March 1918; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 14 April 1918; to No. 10 Convalescent Depot, 19 April 1918 (trench fever); to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 3 May 1918; proceeded to rejoin unit, 13 May 1918. Admitted to 25th General Hospital, 16 May 1918 (wscabies); to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 26 June 1918; rejoined unit, 12 July 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 13 August 1918 (debility); transferred to No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 15 August 1918; to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, 20 August 1918;rejoined unit, 8 October 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 2 November 1918; rejoined unit, 21 November 1918.
Proceeded to England, 20 March 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 June 1919; discharged, 6 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Fawkner Cemetery|