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Harold Vivian Theodore Banks

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Vivian Theodore AWMM
  • Surname
    Banks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2849 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Thungia Station, Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    G. Banks (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2849 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harold Banks was the son of George and Eliza Banks, both born in England. George came to NZ in 1864, and Eliza arrived with her family in 1864. They married in Thames in 1870 and had eight children, Harold being the youngest. His mother was 42 when he was born and she died in 1897 when he was only five years old. He was cared for by her sisters.

    Harold was working on Mr James Williams Ehunia Station, Waipiro Bay, in the Gisborne area and it was here he enlisted aged 23. He embarked on the 9th of October 1915 from Wellington, and arrived in Suez Egypt 20th October 1915.

    He served with the Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcements. He was a despatch runner under the Battalion Commander Major H Mc Kinnon M.C. He was killed in action in France on the 1st February 1918. He is buried in the Oxford Road Cemetery, Iper, West- Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    Worked for Mr James Williams Ehunia Station, Waipiro Bay, in the Gisborne area and it was here he enlisted at 23. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 February 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Oxford Road Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM III. G. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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