Private James Henry Banks was born in Bradford. He joined the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's. He was one of six killed on Mons - Conde Canal on 23.08.1914. His family were millworkers and too poor to visit his grave in CWGC's Hautage Cemetery or to pay for an epitaph on his headstone. His Great Niece visited his grave on the centenary of his death.
Name of contributor(s)Margaret Holden (Great Niece of James)
Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate toPrivate James Henry Banks
Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place23/08/1914
Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took placeMons
Object(s)Cuttings from the newspaper/magazines with info about James and the visit of his great niece to his grave.
Community Collection DayCity Hall, Bradford (02/02/19)