Canadian Flyer Lieutenant Herbert Stanley Bannister

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    Lieutenant Herbert Stanley Bannister - died 21/6/1918

    Royal Air Force and 10th Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

    Herbert was born in Belfast on 1st April 1888. He moved to Canada, worked as a dentist and enlisted in Edmonton in March 1916. He was not married.

    At the time of his death, his brother Frederick was still living in Wellington Park, Belfast.

    Herbert transferred from the Candian Infantry to the No 151 Squadron of the RAF. The Squadron arrived in Marquise, between Boulogne and Calais, two days before his death, with the purpose of combatting the frequent raids by German bombers over the Abbeville region. He was killed in an accident on 21st June 1918 while flying a Sopwith Camel, from the UK to France, and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (ref. VII B 52), Pas de Calais, France.

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