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William Henry BANKS

Regimental number2559
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNorthampton, Bassell Street, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinA W J Banks, Northampton, Bassell Street, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 May 1916
Date of death17 May 1916
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 63), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Charles A and Lucy Rebecca Banks. Born at Sydney, New South Wales

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