Howard Sansome

Bank: Parr’s Bank

Place of work: Leicester branch

Died: 26 October 1917


Howard Victor Sansome was born in Leicester in 1898, the son of Frank Sansome and his wife Emma Elizabeth. He was educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester. When he was around 15 years old he went to work for Parr's Bank.


During the First World War Sansome left his job at the bank's Leicester branch to join the army. By 1917 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, on active service on the Western Front. He was killed in action there on 26 October 1917. He was 19 years old.


Howard Sansome is commemorated on two bank war memorials at NatWest Leicester Granby Street branch: a standard format London County Westminster & Parr's Bank memorial and a more unusual photographic tribute.

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