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William Henry BANNISTER

Regimental number4065
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address267 Cecil Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Bannister, 12 Albert Place, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 7 July 1915 and posted to 21st Bn, 10th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 60th Bn, 20 April 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANNISTER William Henry
Red Cross File No 220506

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