Bank: Williams Deacon’s Bank
Place of work: London Marylebone branch
Died: 9 August 1915
Athole Stanley Ford was born on 9 March 1896, the son of Stanley Ford, chief cashier of the Sleeping Car Company, and his wife Mary. He was educated at Dulwich College. In March 1914 he went to work for Williams Deacon's Bank. He worked at its London Birchin Lane branch, and later at London Marylebone branch.
At the outbreak of the First World War Ford left the bank to join the army, becoming a Rifleman in the Queens Westminster Rifles, the London Regiment. He was killed in action at Hooge, Belgium, on 9 August 1915. He was 19 years old.
An internal bank memorandum recording Ford's death noted, 'he...was one of the most promising Juniors we have taken into the bank for some time.'
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