Harold Double

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street branch

Died: 1 July 1916


Harold Ernest George Double was born in London in 1896, the son of Johnson William Double, a commercial clerk, and his wife Emily Eliza. In February 1915 he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank.


Just two months later, in April 1915, Double left his job at the bank's London Lombard Street branch to join the army, serving as a Private in the Middlesex Regiment. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. He was 19 years old.


Harold Double is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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Mrs Ruth Waller nee Double August 15 2016 11:45PM

Harold would have been my great uncle. He was the youngest brother of my grandfather Johnson W. Double 39 and they had another brother Charles F. Double 29. All three died during WWI. Our family are very proud of them all. I have visited their graves/memorial in Belgium and Germany.


Margaret and Richard Brands December 10 2021 11:24PM


HAROLD E. G. DOUBLE was the youngest of the brothers, his middle brother was CHARLES FREDERICK DOUBLE, and the eldest was my grandfather, JOHNSON WILLIAM DOUBLE.  They were all sons Emily and Johnson William Double snr.

Thank you for sharing this memorial that includes 19 year old Harold. 

Thanks go to my cousins Sue Co-Stead and Ruth Double-Waller for their dedicated interest in our grandfather and his brothers.

from Richard Brands of Herald Island, Auckland, N