Albert Davies

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London office 

Died: 1 August 1917


Albert Gordon Davies was born in Aberayron, Cardiganshire on 23 September 1889, the son of John Davies, a medical practitioner, and his wife Elizabeth. In November 1906, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Denbigh branch. His older brother was already working for the bank.


In March 1910 Davies moved to Maesteg branch as clerk. In April 1913 he moved again, to the bank's London office.


In November 1915 Davies joined the army. He did so without the bank's permission, so his salary was stopped for the duration of his military service. By the time of his death in 1917 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and had been awarded the Military Cross. He died of wounds in France on 1 August 1917. He was 27 years old.


Albert Davies is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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