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  • WT
  • Malvern
  • Worcestershire, England
  • Son of Joseph and Maria Banford of Holland House, Malvern

Military service

  • Worcester
  • 41426
  • Private
  • 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
  • 7th Brigade
  • 25th Division
  • B.E.F.


  • The battalion held a position on a ridge of higher ground at Westhoek outside Ypres on the Menin Road. They were to relieve units the 8th Division when ordered. From the 1st August to the 5th they held firm through heavy rainfall and continuous enemy shell fire. The regimental history records: "All night the front of the ridge was plastered with gas-shells of a new type which caused many casualties. the removal of the wounded was most difficult through the deep slime into which the sodden clay was fast being converted." When the Battalion was finally relieved after dark on the 5th, they had lost 22 men killed and 106 wounded (including three officers).
  • Died of gunshot wounds on back in n°3 Canadian CCS
  • 3 August 1917
  • 19
  • XVII - C - 13



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