Kenneth BANKS

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BANKS, Kenneth

Service Number: 58218
Enlisted: 15 July 1918, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements
Born: Balmain, New South Wales, 17 December 1890
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Boys Central and Technical College
Occupation: Assayer
Died: Died of Illness (Pneumonia), Africa, 1 November 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
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World War 1 Service

25 Apr 1915: Involvement Unspecified New Zealand Army Units, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
15 Jul 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 58218, Brisbane, Queensland
4 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 58218, 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Sep 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 58218, 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements, HMAT Bakara, Sydney
17 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 58218

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Word has been received in Brisbane of the death at sea on board the Bakara, November 1 last, of Private Kenneth Banks, from Spanish influenza. Private Kenneth Banks was one of the original Anzacs, having served with the 3rd reinforcements of the 13th Canterbury Infantry, New Zealand. He was invalided home early in 1918, and was returning to active service, having re-enlisted in Brisbane with the 6th RQ. He was the only son of the late Mr. J. A. Banks, of H.M Customs, and grandson of the late Mr. J. J. Banks, New Farm, Brisbane." - from the Queenslander 01 Feb 1919 (nla.gov.au)

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