Reginald Burnard

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Ilminster branch

Died: 14 April 1944


Reginald Geoffrey Chichester Burnard was born on 4 October 1901, the son of Edith Mary and Reginald Awdry Burnard. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in October 1918 and from November 1933 was based at the bank's Ilminster branch. As a young man, his outside interests included playing hockey and tennis. He was enthusiastic about amateur theatricals, often delivering songs and monologues at events, including West Country bank dinners. He was also an active member of the Christian organisation Toc H. 


In October 1942 Burnard left the bank to go on war service, becoming a radio operator and driver in the Royal Artillery. Gunner Burnard was killed in action in Italy on 14 April 1944. He was 42 years old and left a widow, Evelyn Mary, and two young children.

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