Tracy Lefroy

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Oxford branch

Died: 5 December 1917


Tracy Edward Lefroy was born in London on 1 October 1873, the son of Benjamin Langlois Lefroy, a captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife Eleanor Jane (née Magrath). In March 1891, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its London Marylebone branch. He also joined the bank's staff sports club.


Outside work Lefroy was a Territorial soldier, serving in the Artists' Rifles. With them, he took part in the Boer War in 1899.


After returning to work at the bank, Lefroy transferred to Bristol branch in December 1900, and then to London office advances department in October 1903. In May 1907 he was promoted to cashier at Bournemouth branch, and in September 1908 to accountant at Bristol Bedminster branch. In November 1909 he was appointed manager of the large and important Oxford branch.


During the First World War Lefroy returned to military duty. After 20 years' experience in the Artists' Rifles, he was appointed a Major in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was twice mentioned in despatches. He died in France on 5 December 1917. He was 44 years old.


Tracy Lefroy is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives

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