Maurice Scarborough

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Darlington branch

Died: 21 August 1918


Maurice Joseph Bede Scarborough was born on 29 October 1883, the son of Luke Betham Scarborough, a cashier of National Provincial Bank of England in Birmingham.


In June 1900, when he was 16, he began working for his father's employer, National Provincial Bank of England. He worked initially as an apprentice at its Birmingham Summer Hill branch, and moved to Chester branch as a clerk in April 1909, Leicester branch in September 1911, Whitby branch in November 1912, Stokesley branch in November 1915 and Darlington branch in August 1916. His younger brother Paul Joseph Scarborough also worked for the bank, as did another brother.


Scarborough served as a sailor during the war, leaving his job at the bank's Darlington branch to join the Navy. His younger brother Paul Joseph Scarborough also fought in the war. Scarborough was killed in action in France on 21 August 1918 when serving as an Able Seaman in an infantry battalion of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was 34 years old.

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