Louis Isnardi-Bruno

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: Foreign branch, London

Died: 24 May 1917


Louis Paul Joseph Isnardi-Bruno was born in West Ham, Essex, on 25 August 1893, the son of Bernardo Isnardi-Bruno, an Italian citizen, and his Gibraltar-born wife Elisa. He was educated at St Edmund's College, Hertfordshire. In January 1913, when he was 19 years old, he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank.


In February 1915 Isnardi-Bruno left his job as a clerk at the bank's Foreign branch in London to join the army. He seems initially to have served in the British Army, as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. He later transferred to the Italian Army, serving in the 26th Regimento Artigliera di Campagna, where he was known as Luigi Isnardi-Bruno.


Soldato Isnardi-Bruno died in Gorizia on 24 May 1917 of wounds sustained in battle. He was 23 years old.


Louis Isnardi-Bruno is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.



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