Sergeant Thomas Banton

Army Number: 90007 (formerly 6313)

Battalion: 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British War and Victory Medal

Born at Ticknall, Derbyshire. Son of George and Eliza Banton, of Ticknall, Derbyshire. Husband of Annie Thornley (formerly Banton), of Ivy Cottage, Midland Crossing, Pinxton, Nottingham. He was an insurance agent prior to enlisting on 27th August 1914 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 20th October 1914 and promoted Corporal, on 21st October 1914. He was promoted to Sergeant on 22nd July 1915. He went to France on 6th June 1917 and was killed in action, on 21st July 1917, aged 37, by German shellfire whilst in the line north of Ypres, Belgium.

Buried: La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Belgium. Row C. Grave 5.

La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Belgium.

Sergeant Thomas Banton is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Selston War Memorial, Selston, Nottinghamshire.
St. Helen’s Church War Memorial, Selston, Nottinghamshire.