Thomas Watkins

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 4 March 1917


Thomas Victor Wilmott Watkins was born on 12 July 1887, 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 head office in Princes Street, London, to join the army, serving as a Private in the City of London Yeomanry (Roughriders). He was killed in action at Salonika, Greece, on 4 March 1917. He was 29 years old. His younger brother Norman, who also worked for the bank, had been killed on the Western Front the previous year.


Thomas 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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