Richard BANKS

BANKS, Richard

Service Number: 27957
Enlisted: 7 April 1916, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Blackall, Queensland, 1888
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Died of wounds, Ypres, Belgium, France, 14 August 1917
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Plot V111, Row I, Grave 5, Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 27957, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Brisbane
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Gunner, 27957, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Gunner, 27957, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Ascanius, Sydney
5 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, 27957, Third Ypres, Shell wounds to the back and face. He was also gassed
14 Aug 1917: Involvement Gunner, 27957, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Banks of Duneria, Blackall, QLD; brother of William Henry Banks who returned to Australia on 12 May 1919 having served with the 15 Battalion

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal