Bank: Coutts & Co
Place of work: London Strand office
Died: 9 April 1917
Everard Vaughan Ridge was born in London on 15 August 1895, the son of Edward Henry Ridge, a solicitor, and his wife Louise Maude Phyllis. Louise died when Everard was 7 years old, and Edward remarried, to a woman who also died within a few years.
In April 1914, when he was 18 years old, Ridge went to work for Coutts & Co.
Outside work Ridge was a territorial soldier, a member of the Royal Field Artillery. He was mobilised on the outbreak of war in August 1914, leaving the bank to go on active service. In July 1915 he was commissioned into the Worcester Regiment, and he subsequently transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. He went to France in August 1916.
Lieutenant Ridge of the Machine Gun Corps was killed in action during an attack on Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. He was 21 years old.
Everard Ridge is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Coutts & Co, London 440 Strand.
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