Edward Gorringe

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: Oxford branch

Died: 5 September 1918


Edward Clifton Gorringe was born on 26 September 1886, the son of Frank Gorringe and his wife Mary. In December 1903, when he was 17 years old, Gorringe went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Gorringe became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.


In January 1915 Gorringe left his job as a clerk at the bank's Oxford branch to join the army. By 1918 he was a Captain in the Royal Sussex Regiment, and had been awarded the Military Cross. Captain Gorringe was killed in action in France on 5 September 1918. He was 31 years old.


Edward Gorringe is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Oxford branch.




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Mark Cozens August 04 2014 3:17PM

Remembering you here on the High in Oxford, 4th August 2014 100 years to the day war was declared, your bravery and sacrifice reflected on by all of us working today in the very same building.We will remember you. Coutts, Nat West staff and clients of the bank together.


Alan Gordon August 17 2014 10:26AM

Theres nothing I can do which will ever match the contribution you made to the freedom I enjoy today. I give thanks that you made the ultimate contribution so me and everyone like me wouldn't need to