Frederick Hallamore

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street branch

Died: 30 July 1918


Frederick John Hallamore was born on 18 March 1881, the son of Richard Hallamore, a banker, and his wife Florence. In June 1898, when Hallamore was 17 years old, he followed his father into banking, going to work for Smith, Payne & Smiths as a boy clerk. The following year he became permanent member of the bank's staff.


In 1902 the Smith family banks merged with Union Bank of London, and Hallamore became an employee of the much larger Union of London & Smiths Bank. He was also a member of the bank's staff sports club.


In 1911 Hallamore married his wife Amy Rebecca. They had at least one child together, Douglas, born in January 1915.


During the First World War Hallamore left his job at the bank's London Lombard Street office to join the army, serving as a Private in the Labour Corps. In July 1918 he was discharged from the army suffering from tuberculosis. He died in hospital two weeks later, on 30 July 1918. He was 37 years old.


The Bank Clerks' Orphanage, a charity which provided for the children of deceased bank clerks, subsequently helped to pay for the education of Hallamore's son Douglas.


Frederick Hallamore is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office and on two more held at NatWest Group Archives: the Beckenham Sports Ground memorial and the London Smiths Office memorial.

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