thanks for your quick reply!
Its a bit disappointing that this isnt the Richard Banks im looking for!
so frustrating when there doesnt seem to be any centralised records for BMD (is that correct for census too? only by province?) I still get confused when looking at the various websites for the archives.
Are the 1926 census available for name searches? Seems 1906 was a long shot as it is a bit early for my Richard; in 1916 he was back in UK and in the army, so its only later census that might help.
Thanks for your help,