Bank: National Provincial Bank of England
Place of work: Mayfair branch
Died: 12 October 1917
Heber Thomas was born on 20 May 1891, the son of the Reverend David Thomas, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife Jane Elizabeth. In March 1908, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Denbigh branch. He was promoted to a clerkship there in April 1911. He transferred to Whitchurch branch in Shropshire in February 1912; Stockton-on-Tees branch in June 1913; London office in August 1914; and Mayfair branch in May 1915.
During the First World War Thomas left the bank to join the army. By 1917 he was a Second Lieutenant in The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). He was killed in action on the Western Front on 12 October 1917. He was 26 years old.
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NatWest Group Remembers team, July 9 2020 12:58AM
Many thanks to David Rowlands for the image of Second Lieutenant Thomas.