Norman Watkins

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: London Prescott's office, Cornhill

Died: 24 July 1916


Norman Clarence Watkins was born in Ingatestone, Essex, in 1897, the son of Thomas Perry Watkins, a schoolmaster, and his wife Julia. He worked for Union of London & Smiths Bank and was a member of its staff sports club.


During the First World War Watkins left his job at the bank's London Prescott's office, Cornhill to join the army, serving as a Private in the 26th (Bankers') Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He died in Belgium on 24 July 1916. He was 19 years old. His elder brother Thomas, who also worked for the bank, was killed in action in Greece the following year.


Norman Watkins is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office and on another held at NatWest Group Archives

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