Edward Brown

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Wellington branch

Died: 21 June 1941


Edward Peter Seton Brown was born on 29 December 1916, the son of Gwilym and Gwendoline Brown. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in February 1936. From July 1938 he was based at the bank’s Wellington branch. A colleague later remembered him as ‘one of the most cheerful, willing and charming boys one could wish for in an office or out’. 


Outside work Brown had a passion for flying, and qualified as a pilot in May 1938. At the outbreak of war in September 1939 he left the bank to go on active service in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. After training as a fighter pilot in Rhodesia he returned to Britain to join a fighter squadron.  


Pilot Officer Brown was killed on a daylight air operation over France on 21 June 1941. He was 24 years old and left a widow, Christine, whom he had married in 1940.

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