BANTING, Gareth Bernard (Reverend )

Rank: 
Captain Chaplain 4th Class
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
159706
Died : 
Tuesday, October 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
32
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 

Captain Reverend Gareth Banting, Padre of No 2 Commando, died during operations at Sarande.

From the No 2 Commando War Diary " Revd. Banting takes party from 3 Tp. to bury Capt. Parsons, Lieut. Coyle, Gnr. Clarke, and Pte. Lyons. After burial he moved fwd. to bury German dead in the same posn., but is blown up on a mine. Stretcher party finds he has died of wounds - carried back to Sarande by M.O. before nightfall." 

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