Stanley Witting

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: York branch

Died: 22 March 1918


Stanley Newson Witting was born on 29 August 1897, the son of Charles Stanley Witting, a woollen merchant, and his wife Emily. He was educated at Scarborough Grammar School.


In December 1913, when he was 16 years old, Witting followed in the footsteps of his older brother Thomas by going to work for National Provincial Bank of England. He started as an apprentice at York branch, where his manager described him as 'a very sharp and intelligent boy who is picking up his duties very quickly.'


In December 1915 Witting left the bank to join the Royal Marine Light Infantry. He was posted to the Western Front in September 1916, and was commissioned in May 1917. Second Lieutenant Stanley Newson Witting was killed in action in France on 22 March 1918. He was 20 years old. His older brother Thomas, also from the bank, was killed in Belgium seven months later.

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NatWest Group Remembers team, October 8 2018 3:50PM

Many thanks to Edward Wild for the image of Second Lieutenant Witting and additional information about him.