Arthur Daws

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London West End branch

Died:  30 October 1917


Arthur Daws was born on 27 February 1883, the son of John Edward Daws, manager of London & Westminster Bank's London Ealing branch, and his wife Ada Rebecca. He was a boy chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, and was educated at the cathedral school.


In April 1899, when he was 16 years old, Daws went to work for London & Westminster Bank as a junior. He was appointed teller at the bank's London West End office in April 1901. In 1909 London & Westminster Bank merged with London & County Bank, and Daws became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.


Outside work Daws was a territorial soldier, a member of the London Regiment. He was mobilised at the outbreak of war in August 1914, leaving his job in the bank's London West End branch to go on active service. Serjeant Daws of the London Regiment was killed in action in Belgium on 30 October 1917. He was 33 years old.


Arthur Daws is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London St James & Piccadilly branch.

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