Bank: London County & Westminster Bank
Place of work: Croydon branch
Died: 7 September 1916
Clifford Raymond Bodle was born in Worthing on 24 May 1891, the son of schoolmaster Edward Clifford Bodle - known as Clifford - and his wife Ada Florence. At school he excelled in maths and science, but also took a keen interest in sports, particularly rugby and swimming.
In July 1911, when he was 20 years old, Bodle went to work for London County & Westminster Bank. In July 1915, during the First World War, Bodle left his post as a clerk at the bank's Croydon branch to join the army, serving as a Private in the London Regiment. He was posted abroad in January 1916.
Private Bodle died in France on 7 September 1916. His obituary in the bank's staff magazine described him as 'a great favourite on account of his genial character, straightforward and manly ways'. He was 25 years old.
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