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  cap badgePrivate Joseph Bannan

9th (Service) Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Service No: 12256

Joseph  Bannan grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Robert (1864-03/12/1942) and Annie Jane Bannan (1866-03/04/1941) of 63a Hospital St, Whifflet, Coatbridge. Brother of John Bannan (18/06/1887-1954), Thomas Bannan (1890-19/06/1891) Born and Died - 45 Long Row Summerlee Old Monkland, Coatbridge, Robert Bannan (1894-1959), James Bannan (1895–1909), Patrick Bannan (1896– ), Elizabeth Bannan (11/03/1898–1972) Born - 16 Banknock Terr Haggs, Stirlingshire, Ann Jane Bannan (1/12/1899–1976), Francis Bannan (04/111901– ) , Thomas Bannan (10/061903– ), William Bannan (07/111903– ), Mary Bannan (1905–1970) Born - Haddington, Prestonpans, East Lothian, Jane Bannan (1906–1907). Joseph's Pension was awarded to his mother Annie of 63a Hospital St, Coatbridge and was then given to his father Robert of 34c Wallace St, Coatbridge after his mother's death.

Born / Resided

98 Buchanan St, Coatbridge / 63a Hospital St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action on the 03/05/1917 at the 3rd Battle of the Scarpe (part of the Battle of Arras)


Coatbridge Town Hall /09/1914


Coal Heaver in Rosehall Colliery, Coatbridge.


23 / DOB - /10/1893

Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial (Bay 6), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

Additional Information

ADDITIONAL FAMILY INFORMATION - From the 1901 Census - Address - Ivy Cottage, Coatbridge - Robert Bannan aged 37, Annie Bannan aged 35, John Bannan aged 14, Robert Bannan aged 7, Joseph Bannan aged 7, James Bannan aged 5, Elizabeth Bannan aged 3, Ann Jane Bannan aged 1, Joseph's Grandfather Thomas Gardner aged 60, Joseph's Grandmother Annie Jane Gardner aged 58, Joseph's Uncle Robert Gardner aged 20, Joseph's Uncle James Gardner aged 16, servant Mary Carr aged 15. The 9th Battalion arrived in Boulogne on the 12/05/1915 and were part of the 27th Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division when Joseph fell at the 3rd Battle of the Scarpe during the Arras offensive (Battle of Arras), 9th April - 16th June 1917: Once again the British are called upon to launch an attack in support to a larger French offensive: the battles of the Chemin des Dames and the hills of Champagne. The opening Battle of Vimy and the First Battle of the Scarpe are very encouraging, but once again the offensive – often known as the Battle of Arras – bogs down into an attritional slog. Final attempts to outflank the German lines at Bullecourt prove terribly costly. SEE PHOTOS x 9 FOR THE 9th (SCOTTISH) DIVISION ON THE 03/05/1917. Joseph is also remembered in the St Augustine's Parish (book) and St Mary's Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for Joseph's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Arras Memorial Panel List, the family on the 1911 Census, Joseph's name on the Arras Memorial, the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Cap Badge, his Statutory Birth Form and Joseph's Pension Records x 4.

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