Benjamin Haizelden

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: South Croydon branch

Died: 30 August 1918


Benjamin Haizelden was born in 1898, the son of John Haizelden, a policeman, and his wife Elizabeth. He worked for Union of London & Smiths Bank as a clerk at its South Croydon branch.


During the First World War Haizelden joined the army. By 1918 he was a Second Lieutenant in the London Regiment. He died in France on 30 August 1918. He was 19 years old.


Benjamin Haizelden is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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Helen Bloom November 4 2018 3:57PM

On this special anniversary of 100 years since the end of WW1 thank you for remembering Benjamin Haizelden. He is a family member of mine on my Mother’s side. We are a large family but many of us remember older relatives who spoke about ‘Uncle Ben’ who never returned.

God grant his soul eternal rest.


Graham and Sue Collins November 24 2018 8:54PM

Remembering Great Uncle Ben Haizelden.

We visited his grave in Daours, France just 100 years and a few days after his death, which occurred on 30th August 1918.

His name is also on the National Westminster Bank Memorial at Princes Street, London. (near Bank Tube station)