|Place of birth||Warracknabeal, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||267 Cecil Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Mabel Bannister, 12 Albert Place, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 7 July 1915 and posted to 21st Bn, 10th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 60th Bn, 20 April 1916.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||21|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Subsequently reported as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note on Red Cross File No 220506: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BANNISTER William Henry
Red Cross File No 220506