Bank: National Provincial Bank of England
Place of work: Newcastle Northumberland Street branch
Died: 4 December 1917
James Marr was born in Alnwick on 30 December 1895, the son of Edward Marr and his wife Annie Barbara. He was educated at Duke's Secondary School, Alnwick. In February 1913, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Newcastle upon Tyne branch. He later transferred to that branch's sub-office at Newcastle Northumberland Street. In December 1915 his manager described him as 'an intelligent youth who is making good progress.'
In August 1915 Marr left the bank to join the army, initially as a Private in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He later became a Serjeant in the Highland Light Infantry. He died on 4 December 1917 of wounds received in action in France. He was 21 years old.
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