Alfred James BANKS

Regimental number12/19
Date of birth1893
Place of birthPort Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address12 Spring Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinCharles Banks, Anna Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Ammunition Column Brigade, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 14 July 1917
Discharge date11 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand from Avonmouth on board HS 'Marama', 14 July 1917; discharged no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 11 October 1917.

War service: 3 years 63 days (of which 2 years 311 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22275406