George Uren

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Middlesbrough branch

Died: 11 March 1916


George Still Uren was born in Penzance on 1 June 1879, a son of John Clarke Uren, an artist known for his seascape paintings, and his wife Eliza Catherine Uren (née Mollard). He had four brothers and five sisters.


In August 1896, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Devonport branch. He transferred to the bank's Llandudno branch in February 1901, then to Southsea in July 1901; Ledbury in September 1902; London office, also in September 1902; Cardiff in October 1908; and Wakefield as pro accountant in Feb 1912. In August 1912 he moved to Middlesbrough as pro cashier with power to sign 'pro manager'. He was appointed cashier there in January 1914.


In the first week of September 1914 Uren joined the army, becoming a Private in the Seaforth Highlanders. He was posted to France in May 1915. Private Uren was killed in action near Loos, France on 11 March 1916. He was 36 years old. 


George Uren is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives

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