Banwell, Keith Deamer "Tex"

    Date of birth:
    October 8th, 1918 (Australia)
    Date of death:
    July 25th, 1999
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)


    Keith Banwell was Sergeant with 10th Btn, Parachute Regiment during the Battle for Arnhem. He joined the resistance group in Oosterbeek on 28th or 29th September 1944 where he, until the end of January 1945 helped escaping downed airmen across the Neder-rijn. He was eventually captured and survived Auschwitz.
    His ashes were buried on the Airborne Cemetery at Oosterbeek on 17th September 1999.
    Sergeant Keith Banwell's medal group is at display in the Airborne Museum Hartenstein in Oosterbeek, The Netherlands.

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    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 17th, 1982
    The only British military that received this honor.
    Handed over by the Mayor of anrhem on 17th September 1982.
    Verzetsherdenkingskruis (VHK)
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    The Parachute Regiment, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
    Awarded on:
    January 1st, 1969
    British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)


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    • - Heuvel C.C. van den, Tensen W.J.C., Gedenkboek Verzetsherdenkingskruis, Samson Uitgeverij, 1985, ISBN 90 14 03462 8
      - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 44740 published on the 20 December 1968
      - Willem Tiemens
      - The Airborne