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Thomas, the brother of Frederick Charles Banting, was born in Warwickshire in about 1889. In 1901 he appears alongside his family at 77 Gorsebrook Road. He later became a Fitter for the London and North Western Railway.

In 1916 Thomas enlisted with the Motor Transport Depot in the predecessor of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Flying Corps, and became a Sergeant (number 115176). He died on 4 October 1919 and is buried at Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery. Although he died after the war, the fact that he appears on the local roll of honour and is listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site indicates that his death was war-related. He appears on the roll of honour at Wolverhampton Cemetery, and a photograph of his grave (which also includes an inscription to his brother), appears here.