Sidney Seton

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 1 January 1915


Sidney James Seton was born Clapham, London, on 15 October 1892, the son of James Henry Seton and his wife Alice. He was educated at Stockwell College, Lambeth. After leaving school he became a civil service clerk, working at the Board of Trade. In June 1912 Seton went to work for Coutts & Co.


Outside work Seton was a volunteer soldier, a member of the 15th (Civil Service Rifles) Battalion of the London Regiment. He was mobilised at the outbreak of war in 1914, leaving his job in the bank's India department to go on active service. He later transferred to the Royal Naval Reserve, where he became an Assistant Paymaster. He died on 1 January 1915 when the ship in which he was serving, HMS Formidable, was torpedoed in the English Channel. He was 22 years old.


Sidney Seton is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Coutts & Co, London 440 Strand.

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