Arthur Rumsey

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Temple Bar branch

Died: 24 September 1916


Arthur Charles Rumsey was born in India on 19 January 1888, the elder son of Herbert Rumsey. He was educated at Hampton Grammar School, Middlesex.


In February 1907, when he was 19 years old, Rumsey went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Rumsey became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.


In September 1915 Rumsey left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Temple Bar branch to join the army, becoming a Second Lieutenant in the London Regiment. He went to the Western Front in May 1916, where he was wounded in August 1916. After recovering from his injuries he returned to active service on 24 September 1916. He was fatally wounded just two hours later, while leading a bombing attack. He was 28 years old and left a widow, Elizabeth Theresa, whom he had married in 1913.


Arthur Rumsey is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Fleet Street branch.

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