Reginald Bantick


Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Bayswater branch

Died: 19 May 1915


Reginald Arthur Jay Bantick was born on 14 March 1891, the son of Arthur Edward Bantick, a lawyer's clerk, and his wife Nellie. He was educated at the Mercers' School in the City of London.


In August 1909, when Bantick was 18, he went to work for London & Westminster Bank. Later that same month, London & Westminster Bank merged with London & County Bank, and Bantick became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.


Outside work, Bantick was a member of the territorial force, and was commissioned into the London Regiment in 1913. Early in the First World War he left his job as a teller at the bank's London Bayswater branch to go on active service. Lieutenant Bantick was killed at Givenchy, France, on 19 May 1915. He was 24 years old.


Reginald Bantick is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Notting Hill Gate branch.


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