BANTING, Gareth Bernard (Reverend)
Captain Chaplain 4th Class
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Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Tuesday, October 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain (Reverend) Gareth Banting, Padre of No 2 Commando, died of wounds during operations at Sarande. Son of the Revd. Edgar Banting and Charlotte Emily Banting, of Plumtree Rectory, Nottingham. M.A. (Cantab.).
Extract 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."
No.2 Commando War Diary.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/18.
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