Harry Pride

Bank: Parr's Bank

Place of work: London Threadneedle Street branch

Died: 23 April 1917


Harry Pride was born in Caterham, Surrey, in 1893, the son of James and Annie Pride. In around 1912 he went to work for Parr's Bank. He also joined the bank's staff sports club.


At the beginning of the First World War Pride left his job at the bank's London Threadneedle Street branch to go on military service. He was posted to France in autumn 1914, and was wounded in November that year, while carrying a message to headquarters reporting an attack on his trench. He received a bullet wound in the neck and cheek, but managed to get the message to headquarters by passing it to a scout before he was taken to hospital.


After recovering from his injuries, Pride returned to active service, and by 1917 he was a Captain in the Border Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 23 April 1917. He was 23 years old.


Harry Pride is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Liverpool Street Station branch.

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