Alfred English



Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London High Holborn branch

Died: 30 December 1917




Alfred Cecil English was born in Wisbech on 3 January 1887, the third son of Alfred English, a timber merchant, and his wife Laura Mary. He was educated at Oakham School and Oundle School.


In February 1904, when English was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its London Marylebone branch. In November 1907, after he had completed his three-year apprenticeship, he moved to the bank's London head office as a clerk. The following year he moved to London High Holborn branch.


English joined the army in 1914. In September 1916 he was commissioned into the London Regiment. Second Lieutenant Alfred Cecil English was killed in action in France on 30 December 1917, a few days before his 31st birthday.


Alfred English is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.



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