Walter Russell

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Chiswick branch

Died: 26 August 1918


Walter Oswald Russell was born on 8 December 1890, the son of Elizabeth McGaw Russell. In September 1908, 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 Russell became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.


During the First World War Russell left his job at the bank's London Chiswick branch to join the army. By 1918 he was a Captain in the North Staffordshire Regiment, on active service in the Middle East. He died in Iran on 26 August 1918. He was 27 years old.


Walter Russell is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Chiswick branch.

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