Second World War case studies

The war affected our people’s lives in many different ways. These are some of their stories.

William Inskip came back from retirement in his eighties to help his old employer, Westminster Bank, keep operating in the Second World War.

Sidney and Arthur, father and son, both worked for our banks. They were both killed in war, 27 years apart.

Andrew Allison Law worked for National Bank of Scotland. He became an RAF pilot during the Second World War, and was killed in 1941.

Hilda Lloyd, a retired National Provincial Bank clerk, was presented with a medal for her volunteer work with the British Red Cross during the Second World War.

The war gave Betty Nicholls career opportunities she would never have had in peacetime. She went on to become Westminster Bank's first female branch manager.