Robert Oakley Banks

First Name:  Robert 
Surname:  Banks 
DOB:  Circa 1888 
Age:  26 
Birth Town:  Woolwich, Kent 
Resided Town:  Woolwich, Kent 
Nationality:  British 
Date of Death:  24/08/1914 1Robert Banks was the 2nd Maidstone man to die in WW1 and the first to die from our Parish. 
Fate:  Killed in Action 
Information:  Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Banks, of Morley Rd., Charlton, London; husband of Edith Clare Banks,  of 149, Bower St., Maidstone. His mother was Mary Banks (nee Hurst) Robert was baptised at Charlton  St Thomas on 8th November 1888. He was at Highbury Truant School in 1901, aged 13.Robert lived at 20  St George’s Square Maidstone with his wife. They married in April-June 1914. He enlisted at Woolwich. 
Rank:  Private 
Service Number:  L/7676 
Duty Location:  France And Flanders 
Campaign Medals:  1914 Star
Victory Medal
British War Medal
Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI 
Service:  British Army 
Regiment:  Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 
Battalion:  1st Battalion 
Commemorated:  Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone  La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial