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Wiliam Thomas BANNISTER

Regimental number1621
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
Other NamesBANNISTER, William Thomas
SchoolBroadmarsh State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBroadmarsh, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Bannister, Broadmarsh, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death3 January 1917
Age at death24
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery, (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 12), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie Bannister, Dysatt, Tasmania. Born at Broadmarsh.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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