Bank: Parr's Bank
Place of work: Birkenhead branch
Died: 2 August 1916
Richard Pell was born in Wigan, Lancashire, in 1897, the son of Charles Pell, an auctioneer and valuer, and his wife Maria. He worked for Parr's Bank.
During the First World War Pell left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the 26th (Bankers') Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He died in France on 2 August 1916, about a week after being severely wounded in action. He was 19 years old.
His obituary in the bank's staff magazine recorded that 'though he had only been at Birkenhead for a short time he had endeared himself to one and all by his open manner and genial disposition.'
Richard Pell is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Birkenhead Charing Cross branch.
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Alun L Hughes March 24 2016 3:03PM
Remembered as an Old Boy of Birkenhead Institute.