Arthur Lyon

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Birmingham Frederick Street branch

Died: October 1916


Arthur Stanton Lyon was born on 10 July 1882, the son of Charles EA Lyon, a Hull shipping agent, and his wife Betsie. In October 1899, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Leeds branch. In October 1901 he transferred to Leeds New Briggate branch, where he completed his apprenticeship. He moved to Ripon branch as a clerk in July 1903; Stockton-on-Tees branch in April 1904; Thornaby-on-Tees branch in December 1904; Guisborough in March 1907; Putney in July 1907; Wisbech in October 1907; and Birmingham Frederick Street in July 1912.


In September 1915 Lyon joined the army, becoming a Private in the 26th (Bankers') Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France between 4 and 10 October 1916. He was 34 years old.

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