Norman Andrews

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 7 January 1943


Norman Robert Andrews was born on 23 July 1911, the son of Albert Edward and Nellie Maud Andrews. He was educated at Archbishop Tenison’s School and went to work at the investment firm Schroders briefly after he left school. He then joined the staff of Westminster Bank in July 1930 in its head office at Lothbury, London. He was well-liked by colleagues, was a member of the bank's staff sports club and enjoyed playing billiards. He married Phoebe Trevenen in September 1938.


From before the outbreak of the war Andrews volunteered as an air raid warden. In October 1940 he left the bank to go on full-time war service in the Royal Navy. 


Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Andrews was killed when his ship, HMS Horatio, was sunk by a German torpedo boat off the coast of Algeria on 7 January 1943. He was 31 years old and left his widow, Phoebe, and their daughter, who was born while he was at sea and whom he never met. 

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