Douglas Bowley

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: Foreign branch, London

Died: 25 September 1916


Douglas Bowley was born on 8 August 1893, the son of Albert Alexander Bowley and his wife Eliza. In November 1911, when Bowley was 18 years old, he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank. By 1915 he was a clerk at the bank's Foreign Branch in Threadneedle Street, London.


On 23 June 1915 Bowley joined the army, serving as a Private in the Royal Fusiliers. He was shot in head and killed on the Somme on 25 September 1916. He was 23 years old. His younger brother Oliver, who also worked for the bank, had been killed nearby less than 3 months earlier, on the first day of the Battle of Somme.


Douglas Bowley is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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