Banner, Walcot Harmood


He was the son of Sir J.S. Harmood Banner, M.P., J.P., D.L., of Neston, Cheshire, and came to Winchester from Dunchurch Hall. He was a House Prefect in 1900 and played in O.T.H. XV; and left in 1901 to enter his father’s business.

On the outbreak of war he joined the 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers and was sent to France early in 1915. In August of the same year he was promoted Captain direct from Second Lieutenant and was placed in command of a company. He was killed in action near Cambrin, near Bethune, on August 29th following and was buried in the cemetery there.

Captain Harmood Banner was an excellent shot and a keen fisherman and polo-player.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Banner
  • Forenames or initials: Walcot Harmood
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1896-1901
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: South Wales Borderers
  • Date of Birth: 3rd August 1882
  • Date of Death: 29th August 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION: Grave A.12