John Beall

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London St Paul's branch

Died: 21 March 1918 


John Hamilton Beall was born on 19 October 1886, the son of Jeremiah John Beall, a bank clerk, and his wife Maud Catherine.


In February 1902, when he was 15 years old, Beall followed his father into banking by starting an apprenticeship with London & Westminster Bank. He moved to the bank's country office in December 1904; head office in March 1906; and country department in October 1906. He was also a member of the bank's staff sports club.


In 1909 London & Westminster Bank merged with London & County Bank, and Beall became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank. In January 1910 he moved to the bank's London St Paul's branch as a teller. In August that year his younger brother Stephen also joined the bank.


During the First World War Beall joined the army, serving as Private in the London Regiment. He died in France on 21 March 1918. He was 31 years old. His younger brother Stephen was killed in France six months later.


John Beall is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London St Paul's branch.

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