Private JACK BANKS (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames JACK
Surname BANKS (photo added)
Initials J
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Friday, 21 July 1944
Age 16
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From DARWEN, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 14429036
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Durham Light Infantry
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 8 Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (50th Northumbrian Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, CHOUAIN
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location B. 15.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph GOD WILL TELL US WHY SOME-DAY HE BROKE OUR HEARTS AND TOOK YOU AWAY
Family Details SON OF JACK AND FANNY BANKS, OF DARWEN, LANCASHIRE.

Additional Information

 

Royal Army Service Corps Normandy Veteran Mr Chappel, paying his respects to his friend 16 year old Private Jack Banks.

 

Mr Chappel joined the Durham Light Infantry with Jack Banks. five other comrades from the Durham Light Infantry now also rest in Jerusalem War Cemetery, buried either side of Private Jack Banks.

 

Mr Chappel was transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps after he volunterred to become a driver. Not until after the war, in which he served through Normandy, did he find that his friends had been killed and now rest in Jerusalem War Cemetery.1

 

 

 

 

Photograph of Mr Chappel taken for his mother when he joined the Durham Light Infantry2

 

 

 

A visit by children from the Association of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

Paying their repects to 16 year old Private Jack Banks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References
1. Carl Shilleto taken from Interview with Mr Chappel during pilgrimage to visit the gaves of his comrades in October 2008.
2. Photograph kindly provided by Mr Chappel.
3. Photograph kindly provided by Terry Burton, President/Trustee of the Association for Veterans of Foreign Wars after visit in June 2009.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Carl Shilleto located at headstone June 2004
Additional photographs provided by: Carl Shilleto and Terry Burton,
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto and Terry Burton,

 

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What other people have said

Darwen

Amy Gee

Also my Great Uncle Jack! His brother (my Granddad) George Banks always spoke about him with such pride! His medals are now at Holy Trinity's Primary School, Darwen, Lancashire. The school he went to before he enlisted. I have the letter his mum recieved from his commander detailing what happened they day he died. So proud to be related to this hero!!!

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Lytham, United Kingdom

Meghan Swarbrick

This is my great uncle, I have so much respect for him. My grandmother (his sister) misses him each day. We are all proud. Rest in peace Jackie!

On Saturday, August 2, 2014
belfast

Joanne warren

always rememberd

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Georgia, USA

Terry Burton

Never forgotten, God bless all our WWII heroes

On Thursday, January 9, 2014