Edward Board

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Bath branch

Died: 26 September 1916


Edward Boissier Board was born on 17 July 1875, the son of Edmund Comer Board, a surgeon, and his wife Annie Louisa.


In April 1894, when Board was 18 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Bristol Bedminster branch. In 1898, after the completion of his three-year apprenticeship, he moved to Bournemouth branch as a clerk. In 1900 he moved again, to London, and then in 1905 to Hartlepool branch. In 1911 he became a clerk at Bath branch.


During the First World War Board joined the army, serving in the 26th (Bankers') Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, and later in the Middlesex Regiment. Private Board was killed in action in France on 26 September 1916. He was 41 years old and left a widow, Kathleen, whom he had married eight months earlier.


Edward Board is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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