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Henry Bannister was born in 1884 to William and Ann Bannister. They had 7 children, 2 died in infancy.

In 1911 the family was living at Barn Flatts Higher Walton. William was a Market Gardener, which was his own business and Henry was assisting his father in running the business. “Higher Waltoners” seem to have a passion for their gardens and gardening even in 2014. If you drive along Higher Walton Road there are an abundance of Garden Centres, plying an abundance of flora and fauna with hanging baskets and pots and all manner of plants to bring year round colour and produce to any garden.

His service records show he also served with the Labour Corps as Pte 484796 Labour corps and 25850 LNLR his father William was listed as his next of kin,

Henry was finally demobbed 18th February 1919, he received the British War Medal & Victory medal for his service.

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