Bertrand Ruffle

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street branch

Died: 28 August 1918

 

Bertrand George Ruffle was born on 25 November 1879. In March 1898, when he was 18 years old, he went to work for London & County Bank. He worked for 12 years at the bank's London Aldersgate Street branch, and later transferred to London Lombard Street branch. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Ruffle became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank. He also joined the bank's staff sports club, where he was a member of the departmental tennis team which won the bank's Leaf Cup in 1913.

 

In August 1917 Ruffle left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Lombard Street branch to go on military service, becoming a Rifleman in the London Regiment. He was sent to France in July 1918, and was killed in action on 28 August 1918. He was 38 years old and left a widow and five children, three of whom subsequently became beneficiaries of the Bank Clerks' Orphanage, which helped to pay for the education of the children of deceased bank workers.

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