Arthur Ovenden

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street branch

Died: 19 August 1917


Arthur Ovenden was born in Folkestone in 1879, the son of Charles Ovenden, a bank messenger, and his wife Rose. In August 1901, when he was around 22 years old, Ovenden became a messenger at London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank and Ovenden became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.


In August 1916 Ovenden left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Private in the East Surrey Regiment. He was wounded in action in 1917, resulting in his right leg and arm being amputated. He died of his wounds on 19 August 1917. He was 38 years old and left a widow, Kezia, whom he had married in 1902.


Arthur Ovenden is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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