Francis Appleton

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Uxbridge branch

Died: 24 June 1942


Francis William Appleton, known to his bank colleagues as 'Appy', was born on 23 June 1905, the son of William and Mary Jane Appleton. He joined the staff of London County Westminster & Parr's Bank (later known more simply as Westminster Bank) in September 1922. In March 1939, when he was working at London Limehouse branch, he married Margaret Olive Griffin, who also worked for Westminster Bank. In September 1939 he was posted to Uxbridge branch.


In May 1942 Appleton left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Signalman in the Royal Corps of Signallers. Just six weeks later he was taken ill with appendicitis and died on the surgeon's table on 24 June 1942. He was 37 years old.


Francis Appleton is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Uxbridge branch.

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