Banks, John (No. 21051)

Banks, John


No. 21051, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Died of wounds on Monday 27 August 1917 (aged 19)


Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece (Grave III. F. 29)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


John Banks was born on 21 June 1898 at Orlock Hill House, Bangor and he was a son of John Thomas and Ellen Banks (nee Armitage).  John Thomas Banks was born in Leeds; Ellen Armitage was born in Manchester.

John Thomas Banks was a Coast Guard and he and Ellen had at least four children:

Georgina Ellen (born 12 September 1896 at Orlock)

John (born 21 June 1898 at Orlock)

James Joseph (born 14 August 1899 in Bangor Coastguard Station)

Margaret (born 24 August 1900 in Bangor Coastguard Station)

In 1901 the Banks family was living in the townland of Ballyhaskin, Carrowdore.

John Banks enlisted in Manchester and served with the 2nd Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).

It is not clear from the Battalion’s War Diary when he received his wounds.

When Private John Banks (No. 21051) died on 27 August 1917 as a result of his wounds his parents were living at 15 Regent Street, Miles Platting, Manchester.

Private John Banks (No. 21051) was buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.