Archibald Penn

Bank: Williams Deacon’s Bank

Place of work: London Westminster branch

Died: 3 May 1917


Archibald Broadbridge Penn was born on 4 March 1893, the son of Francis James Penn, a clerk working for the travel agent Thomas Cook & Sons, and his wife Edith Rose. He was educated at Sir George Monoux Grammar School, Walthamstow, from where he went to work for the London merchants Blyth, Green, Jordain & Co, who described him as 'hard working and conscientious … straightforward and reliable'. In September 1912 Penn took a job with Williams Deacon's Bank, where his eldest brother, Francis, also worked.


In January 1916 Penn left his job at the bank's Westminster branch to join the army, becoming a Rifleman in the Rifle Brigade. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 3 May 1917. He was 24 years old.


Archibald Penn is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester

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