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Author:  MarkTranter [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:35 am ]
Post subject:  James Matthew Bannister

Hi. Im just wondering if anyone out there has information regarding my Uncle Matty (James Matthew Bannister) who is buried at Haggate Cemetery. I know he was wounded at Dunkirk and died as a result of his wounds, but I would like to know more about him. I know that prior to the outbreak of war, he was working as a farmhand in the locality, possibly Sweet Clough farm (although that may not be the correct name of the farm).
Would like to share any info that I have too.

Author:  portia [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:49 pm ]
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Do you know his place and date of birth?

Author:  Gloria [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:24 pm ]
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Is this his grave
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Gra ... nister.htm

Author:  MarkTranter [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:51 am ]
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Hi Gloria. It is indeed James's grave stone at Haggate Cemetery.

Author:  MarkTranter [ Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:36 am ]
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Service No:
Date of Death:
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)

1/6th Bn.
Grave Reference
Sec. 6. Vault 20.

Additional Information:

Son of Harry and Eva Bannister, of Colne.
Eva Bannister (formerly McGuinness) daughter of Matthew and Hanna McGuiness of Colne. Sister to George, Alvera, Matthew, Winnie. Would like more information on Harry Bannister if possible.

Author:  Gloria [ Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:05 am ]
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According to Lancashirebmd marriages Harry Bannister married Eva Annie McGuiness in 1923. If you send for the wedding cert it will give the name of his father, so the family can then be traced down the census returns.

Author:  Gloria [ Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:21 am ]
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This is a bit of a stab at the 1911 census---Harry Bannister living in Southfield St Nelson, Interestingly Alice is born Extwistle, Margaret--Burnley, and all the rest Nelson.
Name Age
John Thomas Bannister 50
Alice Bannister 45
Margaret Bannister 27
Thomas Herbert Bannister 22
Susan Bannister 19
James Bannister 17
Nellie Bannister 14
Clara Bannister 9
Harry Bannister 6

Following on from this I found a marriage and on the same page is an Alice Whitaker
John Thomas Bannister
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1883
Registration district: Burnley
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 8e
Page Number: 381

The only way to check if this is the right family is really to get Harry Bannister's marriage cert.
Hope this helps.

Author:  portia [ Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: James Matthew Bannister

I had a hunt round but couldn't find anything other than what Mel & Gloria already found

Author:  MarkTranter [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:36 am ]
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Thank you everyone for all the help. As I find more information I will post on here. Thanks again.

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