Private David Walker Bancroft

Army Number: 71364 (formerly 31987 South Staffordshire Regiment)

Battalion: 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Ovenden, Halifax, Yorkshire and lived at 19 Moorfield Place, Idle, Shipley, Yorkshire. Son of James Oswald and Isabella Bancroft; Husband of Sarah Jane Bancroft. He was a carter prior to enlisting at Bradford, Yorkshire and was killed in action, 26th September 1917, aged 36, during the attack on Otto Farm, near Gravenstafel, Belgium.

Buried: Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 5. Row A. Grave 6.

Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium.
Private David Walker Bancroft grave

Private David Walker Bancroft is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Idle War Memorial, Idle, Bradford, Yorkshire.