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Stanley Masters Bannister

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stanley Masters AWMM
  • Surname
    Bannister AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14558 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Bannister (father), Longbush, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14558 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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


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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Stanley Bannister was the son of John and Harriet Bannister, of Masterton, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Brother of Private Alexander Masters Bannister : NZEF Service 14557; Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd battalion, 14th Reinforcements, NZEF.
      Stanley & Alexander enlisted together on 6 March 1916. At enlistment they were given consecutive NZEF Regimental Service Numbers : 14557 (alexander) & 14558 (Stanley).
      Private Alexander Bannister died of sickness at Masterton, Wairarapa on 6 November 1919. He is buried at Masterton Cemetery, Wairarapa. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 February 2017 - Military file of Private Alexander Masters Bannister.
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About death

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  • Death
    20 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, Nord, France AWMM I. D. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    • Maungaraki War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Gladstone, Masterton District, Wairarapa. Both Private Stan Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 February 2017 - Maungaraki War Memorial, Gladstone, Wairarapa.
    • Maungaraki War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Gladstone, Wairarapa. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 February 2017 - Maungaraki War Memorial (1914-1918), Gladstone, Wairarapa.
  • Memorial reference



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

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  • While researching the Bannister family - who are distant cousins - I found that Stanley Masters Bannister had died of wounds suffered at Ypres in 1917. He enlisted in 1916 with his brother Alexander who survived the war although wounded. Alexander died of sickness ( possibly the Spanish flu ) in 1919. It must have been terrible news for their parents -to lose both sons in 2 years. Stanley was farming before he sailed as a reinforcement and was only 21 when he died. I dont know how NZ ( and Australia ) coped -losing the very best of their young men to the " mincing machine " of the Western front, I dont feel we have recovered yet.
    Rest in peace Stanley and Alexander - you are still remembered.
    Public - Irene - Other relative - 12 December 2021



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  • External links
  • References
    • The kit-bag : the unofficial record of the following units of the Fourteenth Reinforcements on board the "Maunganui", Troopship 56. Printed by Cape Times : Cape Town. 1916. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 7 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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12 December 2021IreneGold Coast AustraliaOther relative
11 February 2017JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher

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