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From: "Marc Young" <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] Henry Banfield b June 1891, Gwinear, Cornwall
Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 16:26:38 +0100
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Hello Mary,

If the 1914-20 Medal card for a Henry Banfield in the Duke of Cornwall's
light infantry belongs to your Henry, the medal card suggests that he went
to Johannesburg, South Africa. If I am reading it correctly, he applied for
a replacement medal in 1922 and gave South Africa as his address.

Marc Young

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Subject: [CORNISH] Henry Banfield b June 1891, Gwinear, Cornwall


I am hoping that someone will be able to help me on this brick wall.

Henry was the youngest Brother of my Grandmother, Elizabeth Banfield. I am
unable to find either a marriage or death entry for him. The last sighting
is in the 1911 Census when he is living with his Mother, Martha and
Stepfather James Noble in Horsedowns, Crowan and is working as a Tin Miner.
If he died in the Mine and his body was not recovered would a death
certificate be issued? I have looked at the Emigration Lists but not found
him there. I have also looked at the Military Lists and did find a
1914-1920 Medal Card for a Henry Banfield in the Duke of Cornwalls Light
Infantry, but do not know if this is my Henry.

I have been able to trace the other seven Siblings but Henry just seems to
have disappeared so am really hoping someone can help me.


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