Sidney Walker

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London St Martins-le-Grand branch

Died: 21 September 1917


Sidney James Walker was born in Acton on 27 September 1892, the son of George Henry Martin Walker, chief clerk in the secretary's office of Metropolitan District Railway, and his wife Catherine McLeish Walker.


In January 1909, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its London High Holborn branch. In January 1912 he was promoted to clerk at the same branch, and in May 1914 transferred to the bank's St Martins-le-Grand branch in London.


During the First World War Walker joined the army, and by 1917 was a Company Serjeant Major in the 26th (Bankers') Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He died on 21 September 1917, a few days before his 25th birthday, of wounds received in action on the Western Front.


Sidney Walker is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives

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