Cecil Erwood

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Bath branch

Died: 17 February 1917


Cecil Victor Erwood was born on 21 December 1894, the son of Harry Erwood, a builder, and his wife Kate. In December 1911, just before his 17th birthday, Erwood went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Bath branch. At the end of his apprenticeship three years later he was promoted to a clerkship, and his manager reported to head office that he was 'a very promising boy. He is clever and quick at picking up his work.'


In May 1915 Erwood volunteered for the army without first obtaining the bank's permission. In consequence, his salary was stopped, and he received no bank pay while away on military service. In November 1915 Erwood was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Second Lieutenant Cecil Victor Erwood was killed in action in France on 17 February 1917. He was 22 years old.

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