Edward Dickens

Bank: Parr's Bank

Place of work: Derby Iron Gate branch

Died: 9 November 1916


Edward Cecil Dickens was born in Woodhouse, Yorkshire, in 1881, the son of Edward Dickens, a draper, and his wife Anne. In April 1900 he went to work for Crompton & Evans' Union Bank at its head office in Derby. That bank was acquired by Parr's Bank in 1914, and Dickens became an employee of the much larger bank. When he left the bank to join the forces Dickens was working at its Iron Gate branch in Derby.


During the First World War Dickens left his job at the bank's Derby Iron Gate branch to join the army. Private Dickens of the King's Own Scottish Borderers died on 9 November 1916 of wounds received in action in France. He was 34 years old.


Edward Dickens is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Allenton Derby branch.

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