Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Formerly Private 2397, 1st/1st Battalion Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry).
Service number : S0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 24 on 15th April 1917
Buried : Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France, Grave III. J. 36.
Relatives : Son of Samuel and Margaret Bannister, of Victoria House, Cowleigh Rd., North Malvern Worcestershire
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire Hussars. Worcester Royal Grammar School. North Malvern Holy Trinity Church.
Samuel Bannister attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1905 to 1911. He died of wounds received during the opening phase of the Battle of Arras.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World By Mark Rogers, 1999
Commissioned into 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment on 11th September 1915.
A photograph of Captain S. Bannister of North Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 28th April 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.