Thank you to Adria Kinloch for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.
William Thomas Banks was born in 1897 in Leigh, so probably went to school in the village. He was the son of Walter and Emma Banks who lived at Little Flanchford Cottage in Leigh. He was probably called up in 1917 and was serving in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. He died of wounds aged 21 on 21st August 1918, and is buried in Senlis French National Cemetery, Oise, France; grave reference 11 D 71.
Born Leigh, Surrey
Lived Leigh, Surrey
Son of Walter and Emma Banks, of Little Flanchford Cottage, Leigh, Surrey.
Regiment 2nd/4th Battalion. The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Date of Death 2nd August 1918
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Cemetery Senlis French National Cemetery, Oise, France