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Name: Thomas (Tom) BANKS
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: T Service No.: 21066
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Cockermouth, Cumberland. Age at Death: 28
Unit: 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Folly, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 13 Rose Terrace, Folly, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 44 Old Spen Row, High Spen, Co. Durham. 32 Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Tuesday 8th October 1918
Place of Death: France.
Battle/Campaign: Battle of Cambrai, France, 1918. Battles of the Hindenburg Line, 8th 9th October 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Beaurevoir British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Decoration and Medals: 1914-15 Star. War Medal. Victory Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 7th December 1918.
Family Details:
Husband of Mabel Annie Banks, of 13 Rose Terrace, Folly, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (later of 62 Penn Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland). Thomas married his wife Mabel (nee Page) at Gateshead Registry Office, 25th December 1912. Their first child was Annie Elizabeth, born at Greenside, Co. Durham, 16th September 1913.
Notes : Thomas enlisted in the colours at Newcastle upon Tyne, 27th October 1914. He was posted to the 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry, 4th November 1914. He spent a period at home between 27th October 1914 and 24th August 1915. He embarked for France 25th August 1915.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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