George Ninnis

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: London Princes Street office

Died: 29 November 1918


George Elvey Howard Ninnis was born in Sidcup on 4 August 1886, the son of Howard Ninnis, an Inland Revenue clerk, and his wife Fanny Elvira. Howard died six weeks before George was born. After leaving school, George went to work for Union of London & Smiths Bank at its London Princes Street office.


During the First World War Ninnis joined the army. After training with the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps, he was commissioned into the Army Service Corps and went to France in March 1918. Second Lieutenant Ninnis died on 29 November 1918, more than two weeks after the signing of the Armistice, as a result of an accident while on duty in England. He was 32 years old.


Ninnis's older brother Allan worked for London County & Westminster Bank, another of our constituent banks, and died in August 1918, while serving in The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).


George Ninnis is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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