|Place of birth||Clonskeagh, County Dublin, Ireland|
|School||Christian Brothers School, Dublin, Ireland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||20|
|Address||437 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Bannon, Anna Cottage, Upper Clanbrazil Street, Dublin, Ireland|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 20|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/31/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Mortally wounded while attempting to extinguish a fire which broke out in a tank containing explosives and petrol. An iron splinter pierced his heart, causing instantaneous death.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||Longueau British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 13), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 27164 Nicholas BANNON, 2 Field Artillery Brigade, served in France; was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field in action in saving his gun while under fire.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.
Found guilty, 20 January 1917, of being absent without leave from 10:00 pm, 18 January to 10:00 pm, 19 January 1917: awarded 48 hours' detention and forfeited 4 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 29 March 1917; marched in to Etaples, France, 31 March 1917; marched out to join unit, 11 April 1917; taken on strength of 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 14 April 1917; transferred to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 31 July 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Hospital, Belgium, 31 October 1917 (gas poisoning); transferred to 6th General Hospital Rouen, France, 2 November 1917; to England, 10 November 1917; embarked for England, 11 November 1917; admitted to 1st London General Hospital Camberwell, England, 11 November 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 9 January 1918; on leave from 11 January, to 25 January 1918; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, 25 January 1918; marched out to Longbridge, 6 May 1918; marched out to Heytesbury to join Overseas Training Bn, 17 May 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 18 June 1918; marched in to Havre, France, 19 June 1918; marched out to unit, 21 June 1918; rejoined unit, 25 June 1918.
Killed in action, France, 7 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BANNON John|