|Object type||Black & white - Photomechanical print|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Studio portrait of 2331 Private (later Corporal) George Walter Banks,17th Battalion of Granville, ...
Studio portrait of 2331 Private (later Corporal) George Walter Banks,17th Battalion of Granville, NSW. A salesman prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Themistocles (A32) on 5 October 1915. He transferred to the 5th Company Australian Machine Gun Corps and was wounded in action on 6 November 1917 at Passchendaele, Belgium. He died at the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, on 9 November 1917, aged 24 and is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.