Regiment : 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Formerly 16566, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
Service number : 19626
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 6th July 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 13A.
Birthplace : Burcot, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, resident Norton, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, enlisted Birmingham
Memorial : Bromsgrove All Saints Church WW1 Memorial
Also appears on : Possibly on Catshill War Memorial as Jack Binner.
Credits : Researched by Andy Frisby.
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, 29th July 1916:
Official notification has been received of the death in action on July 6th of Private John Banner, Wiltshire Regiment. The deceased, who was in his 19th year, enlisted November 23rd 1914 and went on active service the following April. He was home on leave at Christmas. Previous to joining the army he was employed by Messrs Tilt Brothers, builders, Bromsgrove. He was the son of Mr Anslem Banner of Upland Road, Norton, Bromsgrove. A brother, Private A F Banner, is on active service with the Worcester Territorials and another brother, Private Frank Banner of the Worcestershire Regiment served at the Dardanelles with his battalion until he contracted enteric fever. Upon his recovery he was drafted into a battalion of the regiment serving in France. A letter received from the officer commanding the late Private John Banner’s company states the deceased was killed while helping an enemy trench.