Thomas Vawser

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London South Kensington branch

Died: 23 March 1918


Thomas Edmund Vawser was born in March, Cambridgeshire, on 5 June 1887, the son of Robert Vawser, a farmer, and his wife Ellen Elizabeth.


In July 1903, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Bury St Edmunds branch. In March 1909 he moved to Leeds branch as a clerk, and in July of the same year to London South Kensington branch. He passed the final examination of the Institute of Bankers in 1913.


During the First World War Vawser joined the army. By 1918 he was a Second Lieutenant in the London Regiment. He died on 23 March 1918 of wounds received in action in France. He was 30 years old.


Thomas Vawser is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives

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