Norman Wells

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Hereford branch

Died: 29 December 1917


Norman Albert Wells was born on 6 June 1890, the son of Albert Edward Wells, a superintendent in the General Post Office in Birmingham, and his wife Beatrice Matilda. In October 1907, when he was 17, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Birmingham branch. He moved to Hereford branch as a clerk in June 1913 and passed the final examination of the Institute of Bankers in 1914.


During the First World War Wells joined the army, and by 1917 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Herefordshire Regiment. He died on 29 December 1917 of wounds received in action in Palestine. He was 27 years old.

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