DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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FAMPOUX BRITISH CEMETERY

Pas-de-Calais, France

R. BANKS

Grave B19.

Son of Louis and Florence Banks, of 8 Gordon Rd, Durban, Natal (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Wounded in Delville Wood. Was of the last South African group relieved on the 20th July 1916 at Delville Wood.

Killed in action on the 12th April 1917 in the improvised and disastrous attack of the 9th (Scottish) Division on the German positions in the East of Fampoux. The 2nd SAI, who went in 400 strong, lost 16 officers and 285 men.