Arthur Quelch

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: Canterbury branch

Died: 15 January 1918


Arthur Francis Quelch was born on 20 November 1891, the son of Francis William Quelch, a bank clerk, and his wife Ada Caroline. In January 1910, when he was 18 years old, he followed his father into banking by going to work for London County & Westminster Bank.


In May 1915 Quelch left his job as a clerk at the bank's Canterbury branch to join the army, initially in the Royal Engineers and later in the Northamptonshire Regiment. In October 1917 he was commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps. Second Lieutenant Quelch was killed in a flying accident over England on 15 January 1918. He was 26 years old.


Arthur Quelch is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Canterbury branch.

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