Bank: London County & Westminster Bank
Place of work: London Hackney branch
Died: 25 September 1918
Walter James Payne was born on 24 May 1889. In March 1907, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Payne became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.
In June 1916 Payne left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Hackney branch to join the army. Private Payne of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) died on 25 September 1918 in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. He was 29 years old.
Walter Payne is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Hackney branch.
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