Edward Bassano

Bank: Parr’s Bank

Place of work: Derby Corn Market branch

Died: 1 October 1916


Edward Arthur Bassano was born in 1893, the son of Francis Bassano, a hospital pharmacist, and his wife Emily. In December 1908 Bassano applied for, and obtained, a job in Crompton & Evans' Union Bank. This bank was acquired by Parr's Bank in 1914, and Bassano became an employee of the much larger merged bank.


During the First World War Bassano left his job at the bank's Derby Corn Market branch to serve in the army. By 1916 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He was killed in action on the Somme on 1 October 1916. He was 22 years old.


Edward Bassano is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Allenton Derby branch.

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