Topic: Charles Ebenezer Bannatyne (1882-1917)
Tauranga bushman Charles Ebenezer Bannatyne worked for Gamman's Mill. During World War I he was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium on 20 December 1917. Story researched and written by Debbie McCauley.
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Charles Ebenezer Bannatyne was born in Warkworth, Auckland, on 8 October 1882. His parents were John and Emily Mary Bannatyne (nee Pulham) who married in Warkworth on 27 August 1877.
Charles worked as a bushman for Gamman's Mill in Omanawa Falls in Tauranga.
He enlisted on 7 December 1916.
Charles was killed in action in Ypres, Belgium on 20 December 1917. He was aged 35. Charles is remembered on the Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial in Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories.
Archives New Zealand: Military Personnel File.
Auckland War Memorial Museum: Cenotaph Record.
Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).
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