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Stanley Algernon Reibook BANKS

Regimental number3484
Place of birthRye Park, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressRye Park, Burrowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, H O Banks, Rye Park, Burrowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Place of burialAIF Burial Ground (Plot VI, Row K, Grave No 13), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Rye Park Cemetery, New South Wales. Headstone inscription reads: 'Greater Love Hath No Man'. Parents: Grace (d. 20 July 1914, aged 65; bu. Rye Park) and Henry Banks (d. 10 August 1916, aged 82; bu. Rye Park). Date of death of Stanley Banks given on Rye Park headstone as 2 September 1917.
Other detailsTaken on strength, 16th Bn, France, 2 April 1916.

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