Born: 20th January 1908, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Died: 25th April 1945; age: 37; of Pellagra whilst a Prisoner of War in Japanese hands, at Macassar, Celebes.

Rank: Stoker 1st Class; Service Number: P/KX 130632

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Encounter.’


Grave Reference:


Ambon War Cemetery,





1911   Fir Tree Cottage, Mill Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Charles was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings & niece.

Thomas Banyard, 60, a Journeyman Carpenter, born Woodbridge.

Caroline Banyard (nee Boynes), 45, born Hasketon, Suffolk.

Daisy Maude Banyard, 15, a Day Nurse, born Woodbridge.

William Thomas Banyard, 11, born Woodbridge.

Caroline Banyard, 5, born Woodbridge.

Drusilla Ellen Banyard, 10, born Sudbury, Suffolk.


Charles’s father, Thomas Banyard, died May 1928, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


In 1936, Ipswich, Charles married Elizabeth Margaret Farthing, born 1906, Ipswich. They had 1 son.


Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at Woodbridge, Suffolk.



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