Herbert Metson

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: London Princes Street office

Died: 9 August 1916


Herbert Frank Metson was born in Mile End, London, on 21 June 1887, the son of John Metson, a cooper, and his wife Mary. He went to work for Union of London & Smiths Bank. He was also a member of the bank's staff sports club.


During the First World War Metson left his job at the bank's London Princes Street office to join the army. By 1916 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, on active service on the Western Front. He died there on 9 August 1916. He was 29 years old.


Herbert Metson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office and on another held at NatWest Group Archives

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