Bank: Parr’s Bank
Place of work: London Bartholomew Lane office
Died: 29 December 1917
Herbert Thomas Broderick was born in Upper Norwood, London on 11 March 1893, the son of Herbert Broderick, a jeweller, and his wife Marian. He worked for Parr's Bank at its London Bartholomew Lane office. He was a member of the bank's staff sports club, and represented the bank at inter-bank athletics events.
At the start of the First World War Broderick joined the army, volunteering with a number of his bank colleagues for the London Regiment. In Spring 1915 he was training at Dorking, hopeful of being sent overseas in the next draft, when he fell seriously ill with spotted fever. He recovered by July 1915, and rejoined his regiment in Saffron Walden. He was later commissioned, and served in France, Salonika, Egypt and Palestine.
Lieutenant Herbert Thomas Broderick of the London Regiment died on 29 December 1917 of wounds received in action while defending Jerusalem against Turkish forces. He was 24 years old.
A friend and fellow officer wrote of him, 'we who knew him in the days before the war had learnt to appreciate him for a thorough sportsman and real good fellow and his military career proved this again to be so. With all ranks he was thoroughly popular and we all miss him very much indeed'.
Herbert Broderick is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.
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