Peter Banks

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1391
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 94 Brook St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Peter Banks, 17 Dudhope St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Wife, 12 Parker St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Peter Banks

Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Peter Banks   1391   Black Watch


Private Peter Banks, 94 Brook Street, 2d Black Watch, was killed in action on the great engagement of Sunday 9th May.  He was married four days before going to India with his regiment two and a half years ago, and his wife has never seen him since.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 17th May 1915


Fate has delt so hardly with few soldiers’ wives as with Mrs Banks, 94 Brook Street, Dundee.  Mrs Banks has received intimation of the death of her husband, Private Peter Banks, 2d Black Watch, in action on 9th inst.  Four days after they were married two and a half years ago Private Banks left to rejoin his regiment in India.  Mrs Banks has never seen her husband since.

The news of Private Banks death was contained in a letter dated 12th inst. written by his chum, Private Edward Carroll.  The letter runs :― “I did not know anything about it until the fighting quietened down a little.  Then I was told that he was killed in the charge on the enemy’s trenches.  He is buried in a quiet part of the battlefield with some more of his brave comrades who died in battle.

“I have lost the best chum that any man could wish to have.  I will feel very lonely without him.”

Private Banks was 25 years of age, and served seven years with his battalion.  He travelled to France with the Indian Expeditionary Force.

Dundee Courier 17th May 1915

BANKS. In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Peter Banks, Black Watch, killed in action, 9th May 1915.

―Inserted by his wife, Mrs Banks, 12 Parker Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 12th May 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Mike Caldwell

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