Sunday, November 16, 2014

Henry Banham

Port Coquitlam Honour Roll
Essondale Honour Roll
Sergeant-major Henry Banham , Canadian Military Police Corps., No.11 Detachment.  Essondale employee   b. 14th of August 1866, Staines, Middlesex, England.   Signed his attestation papers  ( Front  ---  Back ) on the 1st of October 1917 2583301  Service File:  PDF    at the time he was living at Old Drill Hall, Victoria.  WIFE:  Hannah Elizabeth”Lizzie” Miller (Muir) living in Regina.   military policeman.  23 years with NWMP, was a sergeant ( No.: 1206 ); 8 months with the Corps of Guides
He served his country until February 28,1919, then he went back to Essondale to work.
After the war the 1919 to 1931 directories lists Henry as an attendant  at Essondale
Henry Banham died on the 27th of July 1945, at Vancouver, B.C.; age 78. At the time of his death he was living at 2296 Tolmie St., Vancouver,B.C..
Obituary: July 30th, 1945 Vancouver Daily Province: Riel Rebellion veteran passes.

       Henry Banham, dies age 78 lived in Vancouver for nineteen years. wife in Regina, SON: Harry C., Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California; two brothers in Queensborough, Ontario, and a grandson, Capt. Harold Banham, R.C.O.C., overseas.
Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver in the returned soldiers plot.
Engaged NWMP 27th of April 1888; ended on 26th April 1900, re-engaged 6th of April 1901, retired to pension 6 December 1909 a pension of $239.25 per year for life
served 23 years and 245 days, first at Montreal and then at Moose jaw and Depot, Regina for 8 years. Following his re-engagement in 1901 he served in the Regina area, except for a period in 1903 when he was recruiting in Winnipeg, and Brandon, Manitoba.
in 1903 he won best shot gold medal at Calgary rifle match. when he retired he still had not received it, and was given $25 instead. In 1931 he was awarded $300 in lieu of script for service during the 1885 Riel Rebellion, he was working at Essondale at this time. On April 8, 1935 Henry was awarded the RCMP long service medal.
FATHER: William Banham.
SON: Henry Cecil Banham, born 29th July 1892  also served his country. Signed his attestation papers on the 1st of October 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba  153896  occupation was a driver. WIFE: Kathryn / Katherine
Henry Cecil Banham became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1937, and later was drafted into WWII.

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