Jesse Banister (pictured front row, centre) fought in the South Africa War, where he earned the Queen’s South Africa medal and won a gold watch for being an expert rifleman.
He was killed in action 5th July, 1917 by a German bomb dropped from an aircraft.
In 2014, Jesse’s great-great-granddaughter, age 2, found the cross with his name on it, amongst the 3700 crosses in Towneley Park.
Towneley Hall Museum,
Burnley BB11 3RQ
Adults: £5 for a 12-month pass
Children (17 and under): FREE
Students with valid ID: FREE
From the 6th July Towneley Hall will be opening to the public with COVID safe measures in place. Our opening hours will be Saturday to Thursday, 12-4.45pm (last entry at 4pm).
To manage visitor numbers Towneley Hall will be operating a booking system for people to enter the hall. Please book your visit with us here: towneley.org.uk/book-your-visit
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