Corliss Stupart

Bank: Parr’s Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street branch

Died: 18 September 1916

 

Corliss Vere Penrose Stupart was born in Holloway, London, in 1888, the son of Gustavus Henry Stupart and his wife Charlotte Louisa. From about 1907 he worked for Parr's Bank. He was also a member of the bank's staff sports club.

 

During the First World War Stupart left his job at the bank's London Lombard Street branch to join the army, becoming a Private in the 26th (Bankers') Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action on the Somme on 18 September 1916. He was 27 years old.

 

His obituary in the bank's staff magazine noted, 'Lombard Street has lost one of its best. Of one in whom the elements were so well mixed, it is not easy to speak. He was a man of high courage - equally of the moral as of the physical - of a delightful and refreshing candour, honourable and straightforward in his dealings with his fellows. Assuming no virtues, he attained to many in a high degree. The many who remember him on the field of sport, his work in the bank's XIs, his rare sense of humour, know him for a sportsman in the truest sense of the word.'

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