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In Remembrance of
Sidney Thomas Banks

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Date of birth: 29th November 1914
Place of birth: Hackney, London, England
Parents: George and Daisy Banks
Wife: Elsie Banks
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 50364
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Sidney and his twin brother Harold were born on 29th November 1914 in Hackney, London to parents George and Daisy Banks. Sidney was the husband of Elsie Banks, of Hove, Sussex. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Leading Cook (S) Sidney Thomas Banks

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Sidney's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of Sidney's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His niece, Savannah Banks (information, December 2001)
His Great Grand-Newphew, Paul Blackburn (photos & information, June 2003)