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William Henry BANKS

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Surname: BANKS

Forename(s): William Henry

Place of Birth: Cottingham, Yorkshire

Service No: 21243

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Gloucestershire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 19th (Western) Division

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1917-07-10

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 22 and 34.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GIGGLESWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Henry Banks was the son of James and Mary Ann Banks, née Coverdale and brother of Private Joseph Miles Banks (265311) (q.v.). Their father was born at Giggleswick and mother at Cottingham, Yorkshire.

1891 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: William Henry Banks, aged 7 years, born Cottingham, Yorkshire, son of James and Mary Ann Banks.

1901 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Church Street - William H. Banks, aged 17 years, born Cottingham, Yorkshire, son of Mary A. Banks, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William H. Banks, 21243, Glouc. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Henry Banks, 21243, 1st Bn Glouc. R.; 8th Bn Glouc. R.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Henry Banks, 21243, 8th Bn Gloster. Date and Place of Death: On or since 10.7.17. Dth psmd. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister - Frances M. Clay. £3 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) for William not found.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BANKS, William Henry, aged 34, Gloucester Regiment, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilson, Giggleswick, reported missing July 10, 1917, now presumed dead.

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Private William Henry BANKS

Private William Henry BANKS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Gloucestershire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Gloucestershire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BANKS

Forename(s): William Henry

Born: Cottingham, Yorks

Residence: Settle

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 21243

Rank: Private

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Battalion: 8th Service Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 10/07/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BANKS

Forename(s): William H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 21243

Rank: Private

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Unit: 8th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 10/07/1917

Additional Information:

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12 April 1918

Two Giggleswick Brothers: Privates W. H. and Lance-Corporal J. Banks

Private William Henry Banks, Gloucester's, was reported missing as on 10th July 1917, and his death is now presumed to have happened on that day or since. He was aged 31.

Lance Corporal Joe Banks, Duke of Wellington's, a younger brother of the above, was reported missing on 3rd May 1917, and notification has been received that he must now be assumed as dead. He was aged 23 years. The latter was a member of the local Territorials and went out to France in April 1916.

Both brothers were brought up by their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Wilson, of Tems Street, Giggleswick, for whom much sympathy is felt.

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12 April 1918

BANKS - Reported missing, July 19th, 1917, now presumed killed, Pte. Wm. Henry Banks, of the Gloucester Regiment, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Wilson, of Tems Street, Giggleswick, aged 34.

12 April 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Two Brothers Presumed Killed

Pte. Wm. Henry Banks, of the Gloucester Regiment, was reported missing on July 10th, 1917, and his death is presumed to have happened on that day or since. He was 34 years of age.

Lance-Corpl. Joe Banks, of the Duke of Wellington’s, a younger brother of the above deceased, was reported missing on May 3rd, 1917, and notification has been received that he must be assumed as dead. He was aged 23. Lance-Corpl. Joe Banks was a member of the local Territorials, and went out to France in April, 1916. Both brothers were brought up by their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Wilson, of Tems Street, Giggleswick, for whom much sympathy is felt.

12 July 1918

In loving memory of Pte. William Henry Banks, 8th Gloucester Regiment, missing since July 7th, 1917, now presumed killed on that date, aged 34 years.

O Lord to Thee we lift our prayer,
And leave him sleeping in Thy care;
The unknown grief is the bitterest blow,
None but aching hearts can know.

– From his loving Aunt and Uncle, and Walter and Frank, Tems Street, Giggleswick.

In loving remembrance of Pte. William Henry Banks, 8th Gloucester Regiment, missing since July 7th, 1917, now presumed killed on that date.

Sleep on dear brother, and take your rest,
For God takes those He loves the best;
On earth there’s strife, in heaven there’s rest,
They miss you most who loved you best.

– From his loving sisters, Ettie and Kate, and his loving brother, Jim, somewhere in France; also his brothers-in-law, Jack and Will.

In loving memory of Pte. William Henry Banks, 8th Gloucester Regiment, missing since July 7th, 1917, now presumed killed on that date.

A sudden change: at God’s command he fell,
He had no chance to bid his friends farewell;
Affliction came, without warning given,
And bid him haste to meet his God in heaven.

– From his loving sister Frances and Brethren, Craven Cottage, Settle.

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