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George William BANKS

Regimental number1805
SchoolWesley College, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingUniversity of Melbourne
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
AddressRoyal Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William Henry Banks, Oxford Avenue, Royal Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Wesley College (comissioned) (Compulsory Miliary Training scheme); University Rifles, Melbourne (Citizen Military Forces).
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSecond year medical student when he enlisted August 1915. Passed successfully through AIF Officers' School, Broadmeadows, but was too young to be commissioned. Arrived in France 16 October 1916; joined battalion on 8 November 1916. Wounded dangerously on 14 November 1916; died 21 November 1916 in 1 AGH, Rouen, France.
FateDied of wounds 21 November 1916
Place of death or woundingGuedecourt, nr Bapaume, France
Date of death21 November 1916
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen (Block O, Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Emma jane Banks, 272 The Avenue, Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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