Frederick George BANKS

Badge Number: S11956, Sub Branch: State
S11956

BANKS, Frederick George

Service Number: 2110
Enlisted: 31 May 1915, Keswick South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Hampstead, London, England, 28 June 1897
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith Striker
Died: 24 October 1973, aged 76 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Enfield Cemetery, S.A.
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick South Australia Australia
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Star of England (A15)
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2110
1 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2110, 27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Son of Mary BANKS

Surname: BANKS; Given Names: Frederick George; Date of Birth: 28 June 1897; Date of Enlistment: 31 May 1915; Trade or Calling: Blacksmith; Birth Location: Nr Hampstead, London Engl.; Address prior to enlistment: 77 East St Brompton SA; Photograph sent by: Mrs M A Banks
Source: State Records SA

Fredrick George Banks enlisted on the 31st of May, 1915 when he was 17 years and 11 months old, however, on his enlistment paper he declared he was 18 years  and 1 month old. He also declared that he was single and was a Blacksmith Striker. He sailed to Mudros and joined the 27th Battalion there in December, 1915. Once Fredrick Banks had arrived in Europe via Egypt and Marseilles he was sick on three different occassions with Bronchitis and or pneumonia before the end of of September, 1916 while he was still serving with the 27th Battalion. On the 14th of September, 1916 Fredrick was attachted to the 2nd Division Head Quaters and then on the 13th of October, 1916 he was attachted to the 1st ANZAC Corp Head Quaters. Once again on the 19th of January, 1917 he was attachted to the 5th Division Head Quaters. Finally on the 21st of February, 1917 Fredrick was transferred from the 27th Battalion to the 3rd Division Head Quaters where he stayed for the rest of war. In February, 1919 he was moved back to England and then he sailed back to Australia arriving in June 1919.       

1914/15 Star: 4775

British War Medal: 6341

Victory Medal: 6278

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