Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank
Place of work: Winchester branch
Died: 31 July 1917
Charles Edward Gordon Grainger was born on 6 February 1885, the son of Edward and Lucy Ruth Grainger. He worked as a cashier in Union of London & Smiths Bank's Winchester branch.
During the First World War Grainger joined the army, serving as a Lance Corporal in the Wiltshire Regiment. He died in Belgium in 31 July 1917. He was 32 years old and left a widow, Ellen Frances.
Charles Grainger is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.
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Frances Ann Seymour October 19 2014 8:33PM
We have searched for years to find my uncle Charlie. To find out which branch he worked for and where he died. He was reported missing in action. My aunt Ellen never gave up hope that he was injured or suffered amnesia. She posted an advert every week in the Hampshire Chronicle asking for information until her death, hoping that someone would remember him. As a family we always talk about him and wonder what happened to him during The War and if he has a grave, if so where is it. Always in our thoughts from Ellen Frances' family
Natwest Group Remembers team October 20 2014 3:36PM
Dear Frances, thank you for your remembrance of Charlie and Ellen. You probably already know that Charles Grainger has no identified grave, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial. He's also remembered on the First World War memorial of Union of London & Smiths Bank, which stands in that bank's former head office, now one of our London offices.