John Lambdin

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London office

Died: 24 September 1918


John Reginald Lambdin was born on 17 July 1897, the son of John George Lambdin and his wife Ellen Elizabeth. John George Lambdin was house steward to HRH Prince Christian, husband of Queen Victoria's third daughter Helena. The family lived in Windsor, and John Reginald Lambdin was educated at the Boys' County Secondary School there. In February 1914, when Lambdin was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its London office. He also joined the bank's staff sports club.


During the First World War Lambdin joined the army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment. He died on 24 September 1918 of wounds received in action. He was 21 years old, and was posthumously awarded the Military Cross.


John Lambdin is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives

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