Grimsby Newspapers
Officially reported killed
Grimsby Independent, 29 Nov 1916, p. 1

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Item Type:
Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
29 Nov 1916
Date Of Event:
8 Oct 1916
Personal Name(s):
Banwell, William Roland ; Lickers, William
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Full Text

William Roland Banwell and William Lickers, reported missing on Oct. 8th, now reported killed - Two of the seven Grimsby boys who were reported missing on October 8th have been officially reported killed in action by the Casualty Office. The two lads were William Lickers and William Roland Banwell. Although it had been known for some time that Lickers was dead, no word of any kind had been received as to what happened to Banwell except that he was missing. On Saturday morning Mrs. Banwell who resides on Clarke Street received an official telegram from Ottawa stating that her husband had been killed in action on October 8th. "Billy" Banwell as he was known around town, had been a resident here for some years, having moved here from England. He worked for different firms in the town and for a long time was connected with Supt. Bromley's staff on the corporation. He enlisted for overseas last January with the 98th and went into the trenches the latter part of September. He was 36 years of age and leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss.

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Officially reported killed