The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F C Banagan


Private Francis Charles BANAGAN, G/6113, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (attached Royal Dublin Fusiliers), killed in action, East of Struma River, near Jenikoj, Greece (Salonkia), 3rd October 1916.

January 1881, born Bow, London, E.

25th December 1903, St Marks Church, Victoria Park E., married Mary Ann Ewens, of 28, Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, London. Married

Children, Frances Mary Ann, born 21st April 1904, Poplar; Eliza Elizabeth, born 25th June 1905, Poplar; Francis Charles, born 19th April 1908, Mile End, Old Town; Ernest William, born 26th December 1912, Poplar; Daisy May, born 19th May 1914, Poplar.

1911 Census - 23 Beachey Road, Old Ford, Bow, London, E. - Francis Charles Banagan, head, age 30, married general labourer, chemical works, born Victoria Park, Bow, E. London; Mary Ann Banagan, wife, age 31, married 7 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Victoria Park, Bow, E. London; Francis Banagan, son, age 2, born Commercial Road, Limehouse, E. London; Frances Banagan, daughter, age 6, born Old Ford, Bow, London; Eliza Banagan, daughter, age 5, born Bow, London, E.

Enlisted Stratford, E, age 34, height 5 ft 4 inches, weight 132 lbs, resided 7 Comboos Road, Bow, London, E. Formerly stoker.

Enlisted 7th April 1915, & posted Depot,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st May 1915, Chatham, absent from 9.30pm until Reveille 26th inst, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits6 days pay; 29th September 1915, posted Indian Expeditionary Force "D", & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th October 1915, Salonika, attached 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; 3rd August 1916, Balkans, admitted to Hospital with malaria;  29th September 1916, rejoined Battalion.

29th April 1917, date to which allowance will be paid, Separation Allowance 34/- a week & allotment of pay of 3/6 a week.

30th April 1917, pension of 31/3 a week awarded for widow and five children.

Statement of Relatives - Widow, Mary A Banagan, 28, Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick; Children - Frances Branagan, 21st April 1904; Eliza Banagan, 25th June 1905; Francis C Banagan, 19th April 1908; Ernest W Banagan, 26th December 1912; Daisy M Banagan, 19th May 1914; Mother & Father both deceased; Brothers, Frederick Banagan, age 49, 132 Kelday Road, E9, William Banagan, age 37, 58 Carpenters Road, Stratford, E; Sister, Elizabeth Boardman, age 40, 50 Trego Road, E9.

Buried at Struma Military Cemetery,  V.B.2., Greece.

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