John Westbrook

Bank: The National Bank

Place of work: London banking department, London

Died: 10 March 1917


John Mervyn Westbrook was born on 11 May 1897, the son of John Westbrook, a joinery manufacturer, and his wife Rosaline. In January 1914, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for The National Bank.


During the First World War Westbrook left his job in the bank's London banking department to join the army, serving initially in the London Regiment and later in the Royal Irish Rifles. Rifleman John Mervyn Westbrook was killed in action on the Western Front on 10 March 1917. He was 19 years old.


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

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