Thomas Williams

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Darlington branch

Died: 20 July 1918


Thomas Rix Williams was born on 4 November 1888. In September 1905 he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England, where his father already worked, becoming an apprentice at its South Shields branch. He transferred to Stokesley branch as clerk in December 1909, to Great Yarmouth branch in October 1910, and to Darlington in March 1912. His early staff reports often referred to his bad handwriting and lack of neatness, but by 1911 he was said to have made 'a very great improvement.'


During the First World War Williams left the bank to join the army, and by 1918 he was a Second Lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 20 July 1918. He was 29 years old.

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