Bank: Parr’s Bank
Place of work: Warrington branch
Died: 28 July 1916
Frederick William Patman was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland, in 1888, the son of John Atkinson Patman and his wife Anne. In January 1906 he went to work for Whitehaven Joint Stock Banking Co. In 1908 that bank was acquired by Parr's Bank, and Patman became an employee of the larger bank. In July 1913 he transferred to Warrington branch.
In May 1915 Patman left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Royal Fusiliers. He trained in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire before leaving for France in November 1915. He was wounded in the spine and lung at High Wood (Bois de Foureaux) in July 1916. The shrapnel was removed from his wounds in hospital in Rouen, after which he was brought home to England. He died in Netley Hospital, Hampshire, on 28 July 1916. He was 28 years old.
Frederick Patman is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Warrington Sankey Street branch.
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Stephen Simpson September 09 2016 11:43PM
please save his plaque in the old Nat West Bank at Winnick street Warrington which he shares with James A Simpson. The Bank is now closed and the building sold off.
NatWest Group Remembers team September 12 2016 3:56PM
Hi Stephen - thank you for your concern. We are very much aware of this memorial. It is safe, and we're currently making arrangements for its long term future.