BANNER John

  • First Name(s):
    John 
  • Surname:
    BANNER
  • Service Number:
    19626
  • Rank:

    Private

  • Conflict:
    WW1
  • Service:
    Army
  • Army Sector:
    Infantry
  • Regiment:
    Wiltshire Regiment
  • Battalion:
    1st Battalion
  • Former Units:
    Formerly 16566, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
  • Date of Death:
    6th July 1916
  • Age At Death:
  • Cause of Death:
    Killed in action
  • Place of Death:
    Unknown
  • Place of Burial:
    Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 13A.
  • Place of Birth:
    Burcot, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, resident Norton, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, enlisted Birmingham
  • Home Town:
    Unknown
  • Casualty's Relatives:
    Unknown
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BANNER John Is Named On These Memorials

Further Information About BANNER John

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.

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