Vicat Taylor

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street branch

Died: 14 January 1917


Vicat Scott Taylor was born on 24 December 1892, the son of Henry Andrew Taylor and his wife Alice Rose. He was educated at City of London School. In August 1913 he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank. He also joined the bank's staff sports club.


In January 1915 Taylor left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Lombard Street branch to join the army, initially in the Royal Fusiliers. He later became an officer in the Royal Flying Corps. Second Lieutenant Vicat Scott Taylor was killed on 14 January 1917 during a practice flight over Dartford, Kent, when the plane in which he was a passenger nose-dived and crashed from a height of 200 feet. He was 24 years old.


Vicat Taylor is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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