Lt Walter Stewart/Stuart Banks RNVR

1896 Dec 31 Born Dundee, Scotland. Illegitimate son of Jane Banks (a widow, and her husband Joseph Banks had died 2 years previously)

1914 Aug 4. - 1916 Captain in RFA (from Canada WW2 record)

1918 Mar 16 Assistant Paymaster Sub Lt

1919 Oct 31 Demobilised - It is odd that the 2nd Sea Lord is taking an interest

1920 Jan 7 Marriage licence to Charlotte Lily Maie O'Reilly in London

1920 Jul/Sep born Clarens P O Banks in Eastbourne

1921 Jan 17 Joined ADRIC with service no 1525. Posted to N Coy

1921 Feb 8 "permitted to resign" So could not have been involved in Trim Looting on 9 Feb

1940 Sep 5. Taken on strength Canada Army as Private. He was a chartered accountant

1942 May 1. Diagnosed with lung cancer

1942 May 14 Discharged from armed forces (his complete medical record for this period is online)

1944 Apr 12. BANKS, WALTER STUART Nationality: Canadian Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: General List, Canadian Army Age: 47 Date of Death: 12/04/1944 Service No: B/100501 Additional information: Husband of Charlotte L. M. Banks, of Toronto. (see marriage in London in 1920)