George Underhay

Bank: The National Bank

Place of work: not known

Died: 22 September 1914


George Theodore Underhay was born in Camden Town, London, in 1886, the son of George and Augusta Underhay. In 1913 he married Violet Louise Penfold.


In August 1913, a few weeks after his wedding, Underhay left the Royal Navy, in which he had been an Able Seaman, and took a job as a messenger in The National Bank. On the outbreak of the First World War a year later he returned to the Navy, serving as a Leading Seaman on board HMS Cressy. The Cressy was sunk by a German U-boat in the North Sea on 22 September 1914. Underhay was one of 560 crewmen who were killed. He was 28 years old.


George Underhay is commemorated on a bank war memorial at the Royal Bank of Scotland London Cavendish Square branch

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