Frederick Warren

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Southsea branch

Died: 22 October 1916


Frederick Robert Fulford Warren, known to his family as Tez, was born on 26 March 1885, the son of the manager of Teignmouth branch of National Provincial Bank of England. He was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, after which he hoped to become an army officer, but he failed the entrance examination for Sandhurst.


In September 1903 Warren followed his father into the bank, starting work as apprentice at its Dartmouth branch. He moved to Cardiff branch in October 1904 and was appointed a clerk at Honiton branch in April 1909. In October 1913 he moved to Southsea branch. He passed the final examination of the Institute of Bankers in 1914.


Soon after the outbreak of the First World War Warren joined the army. By 1916 he was a Captain in the Hampshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme on 22 October 1916. He was 31 years old.


He was promoted posthumously to the rank of Major. Many years later his sister's daughter recalled, 'My grandfather was utterly heartbroken by the death of his son. My mother said that he never smiled again.'


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