war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Territorial Force.

Parish - Charlton, Dover, Kent.
Age - 34 years 11 months.
Trade – Assistant Master Twickenham Education Committee, Twickenham.
8th Battalion Middlesex.
Statement of Services of 3361 Pte. F. W. Banks.
Promoted L/Corp – 8-2-15.
Promoted Corporal – 25-6-15.
Promoted Sgt. 2-8-15.
Killed in action September 15-1916. Ex. Force France.
Infantry Record Office.
30th September 1920.
Mr R. Banks
9, Albert Road.
Dover .
                                             The late No. 3361, Cpl. F. Banks - 8th Battalion Middlesex, Regiment.
I have to inform you that, in accordance with the French and Belgian Governments to remove all scattered graves, and certain small cemeteries, which were situated in places unsuitable for permanent retention, it has been found necessary to exhume the bodies in certain areas and to re-inter them.
The body of your son, the above named soldier, has therefore, been removed to the Cemetery described below.
                                                                  Combles Communal Cemetery Extension.  
The necessity for the removal of the body is much regretted, but was unavoidable for the reason given above.
The work of re-burial has been carefully and reverently carried out, special arrangements having been made for the appropriate religious services to be held.
I am Sir
Your obedient servant.
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3361 Sgt. F. W. Banks deceased.
Widow of soldier – None.
Father of soldier – Richard Banks - 9, Albert Road, Dover.
Mother of soldier – Emily Elizabeth Banks – 9, Albert Road, Dover.  
Brothers of soldier – Albert Banks age?? – 10 St. Johns Road, Redhill, Surry.
Sisters of soldier --
Emily Banks - age 41 – 9, Albert Road.
Edith Barling? - age 32 - 4, The Parade. ????? London.
Articles returned to parents – Note book – letters and photos.
“1914-15 Star” – British War and Victory medals.


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