Wilfrid Weston

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Hampstead branch

Died: 22 August 1915


Wilfrid James Weston was born on 11 August 1889, the son of John Boulter Weston and his wife Jennett. He was educated at St Leonard's Collegiate School.


In January 1907, when he was 17 years old, Weston went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank and Weston became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.


Outside work Weston was a territorial soldier, a member of the 28th (Artists' Rifles) Battalion of the London Regiment. He was mobilised at the outbreak of the First World War, leaving his job at the bank's London Hampstead branch to go on active service. By 1915 he was a Lieutenant in the York and Lancaster Regiment.


Lieutenant Weston was killed in action in the Dardanelles on 22 August 1915. He was 26 years old. A fellow officer later told Weston's mother, 'he was a fine officer, brave and loved by us all, and so cheerful all through that absolute hell we went through. His death is a great loss to you, the nation and the regiment.'

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