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Private David BANKS, L/9853, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, France and Flanders, 24th August 1914.

1894 March Quarter, born Norwood, Southall, Middlesex, Son of William & Hettie Banks of 1 Gladstone Cottages, Norwood Green, Middlesex. Brother, William Banks.


1911 Census - 1 Gladstone Cottages, Norwood Green, Middlesex. - William Banks, head, age 47, married, police pensioner, born Ludlow Shropshire; Esther Elizabeth Banks, wife, age 49, married 20 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Carshalton, Surrey; William Arthur Banks, son, age 18, single., box maker factory, born Norwood, Middlesex; David Banks, son, age 17, errand boy, born Norwood, Middlesex; Winnifred Banks, daughter, age 15, single, domestic nurse, born Norwood, Middlesex; George Jasper Banks, son, age 13, school, born Norwood, Middlesex; Eunice Dorothy Banks, daughter, age 10, school, born Norwood, Middlesex; Charles Frank Banks, son, age 6, school, born Norwood, Middlesex.


Enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex, age 18, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 117lbs. Has slightly enlarged tonsils. Formerly assistant gardener.

Home 11th April 1912 to 13th August 1914; BEF 14th August 1914 to 24th August 1914.

11th April 1912, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th May 1912, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 22nd July 1912, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th October 1912, Dublin, absent from Tattoo Roll Call until 12.25am 30th inst, 5 days confined to Barracks; 30th October 1912, Dublin, not doubling when ordered to do so, 10 days confined to Barracks; 3rd November 1912, Dublin, not parading for ??, 168 hours detention; 26th November 1912, Dublin, insubordinate conduct whilst on recruits drill, 168 hours detention; 15th January 1913, Dublin, talking in the ranks on COs Parade, 5 days confined to Barracks; 21st July 1913, Dublin, being in possession of certain articles of kit without a number, 3 days confined to Barracks; 25th August 1913, Dublin, irregular conduct on the line of march, 10 days confined to Barracks; 25th August 1913, Dublin, absent from Defaulters Roll Call at 3.0pm, 3.50pm & 5.45pm 96 hours detention; 13th October 1913, Dublin, absent from Tattoo until 11.35pm, 5 days confined to Barracks; 17th October 1913, Dublin, stating a falsehood to Corporal Davies, 7 days confined to Barracks; 19th November 1913, Dublin, improper reply to Sergt Glazebrook, absent from Parade at 7.15pm on 20th inst.0 10 days confined to Barracks; 22nd December 1913, Dublin, not going on Parade when ordered to do so, 7 days confined to Barracks; 13th January 1914, Dublin, making an improper remark to L/SgtPaul, insubordinate conduct on Parade, 14 days confined to Barracks; 21st January 1914, Dublin, not answering his name at Defaulters Roll Call at 1.30pm, not reporting himself to L/Sgt Hodge for fatigue when ordered to do so, 168 hours detention; 25th February 1914, Dublin, not complying with an order, 10 days confined to Barracks; 16th March 1914, Dublin, not complying with an order, not getting articles of kit numbered when ordered to do so by Sgt Glazebrook, 8 days confined to Barracks; 30th April 1914, Dublin, not complying with an order, not having his service dress cap marked, 4 days confined to Barracks; 23rd May 1914, Dublin absent from Tattoo until midnight, 5 days confined to Barracks; 25th May 1914, Dublin, In Guard Room; 2nd June 1914, tried by DCM for disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer, sentenced to 28 days detention, 2nd June 1914 to 29th June 1914; 26th June 1914, sentence remitted and returned to Duty; 24th August 1914, missing & wounded.

3rd June 1919, Statement of Relatives- Father, William Banks, 7 Herewood Terrace, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex.

Buried at Hautrage Military Cemetery, II.D.6.,  Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium.


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