William Telford

Bank: Parr’s Bank

Place of work: London Bartholomew Lane office

Died: 13 October 1915


William Danskin Telford was born in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, in 1892, the son of Robert and Isabella (née Danskin) Telford. From about 1910 he worked for Parr's Bank in London. He also joined the bank's staff sports club, and was a prominent member of the staff football club. A colleague later recalled 'he played the cleanest and most unselfish game possible. It was always a pleasure to play with him.'


At the outbreak of war in 1914 Telford left his job at the bank's London Bartholomew Lane office to join the army, becoming a Private in the London Regiment. He went to France in May 1915, and died there on 13 October 1915 of wounds received in action. He was 22 years old. His obituary in the bank's staff magazine noted that 'all with whom he came in contact feel they have lost a true friend, a kind colleague, and a real sportsman'.


William Telford is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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