Alfred William Banger

Date of birth: 1896
Place of birth: Plaistow, London
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery
Battalion: 1/1st Hants Battery
Rank / Service No: Trumpeter, 618111
Died: 17th October 1918, aged 22 years
Buried: Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt (F.235)


Alfred was the youngest of 11 known siblings born to Albert and Rebecca Elizabeth Banger (nee Billing), who married in Portsmouth on 25 December 1872.

The couple are known to have had no less than 17 children, 11 of which had passed away before the 1911 Census.


Interestingly, Albert’s brother Stephen also had 17 children.


The family were at 77 Mount Pleasant Road at the 1901 Census and at 252 Derby Road at the 1911 Census.


Albert was born in Salisbury on 27 June 1850, and he died at 252 Derby Road in 1925.

Rebecca was born in Deptford in 1852 and she passed away in Portsmouth in 1929.



Albert George Timothy   b. 1873 Portsmouth   d. 5 April 1952 at 65 Hale Grove Gardens, Mill Hill. He is known to have married an Edith. He left £3739 15s 1d.

Samuel Stephen   b. 1876 Portsmouth   d. 1876 Portsmouth

William Moses   b. 1877 Deptford   d. 1881 Deptford

Ernest Edward   b. 1879 Deptford   d. 1880 Deptford

James Alfred   b. 1 January 1882 Deptford   d. 1937 Hedge End   Married Edith Eliza James (d. 1916) in 1909. Married Angelina Tudor in Southampton on 16 May 1920.

Rebecca Rachel   b. 1884 Deptford   d. ??

Arthur John   b. 1 March 1886 Plumstead   d. 1968 Southampton   Married Ethel M. Peskett in Petersfield in 1918.

Daisy   b. 1888 Plumstead   d. 1888 Plumstead

Ada Elizabeth   b. 1891 Plumstead   d. ??   Married William Ernest Webb in Southampton in 1910.

May   b. 1892 Plaistow   d. 1893 Plaistow

George Stephen   b. 1893 Plaistow   d. 1896 Plaistow

Alfred William



Alexandria was a major hospital centre during WWI, so there is a possibility that Alfred was injured elsewhere.


His headstone reads: “ From his loving father and mother.

Thy will be done.”



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 22nd November 2016


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