Edward Braun

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 19 February 1944


Edward Charles Braun was born on 26 March 1913, the son of Adolphe Braun, a Swiss banker, and his wife Martha. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in October 1933. He spent several years working for Westminster Foreign Bank, in the course of which his work often took him to France and Belgium. Outside work he was a keen member of the bank’s staff sports club, and captained the club's football first XI on an overseas tour in 1938. In September 1939 he transferred to Westminster Bank's head office staff department.


A few weeks later Braun left the bank to go on war service, becoming a pilot in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot Officer Braun was killed in a flying accident on 19 February 1944. He was 30 years old. His obituary in the bank's staff magazine reflected, ‘Braun was so full of life that it is difficult to believe we shall see him no more.’

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