Bank: London County & Westminster Bank
Place of work: Brighton branch
Died: 28 September 1915
Arthur Bourne Carpenter was born on 7 October 1889 in Woodchurch, Kent, the son of George Edward Carpenter, a farm worker, and his wife Fanny. In November 1906, when he was 17 years old, Carpenter went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Carpenter became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.
During the first months of the First World War, Carpenter left his job as a clerk at the bank's Brighton branch to join the army, serving as a Private in the Royal Sussex Regiment. He was killed in action on 28 September 1915, during the first days of the Battle of Loos. He was 25 years old.
Arthur Carpenter is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Brighton Castle Square branch.
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