George Crompton

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Liverpool Water Street branch

Died: 7 July 1941


George Arthur Crompton was born on 13 December 1921, the son of Peter and Ann Jane Crompton. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in June 1939, and after a few weeks at the bank's main Liverpool branch he transferred to Liverpool Water Street branch in August 1939. 


In August 1940, as soon as the bank gave permission for 18-year-old staff to volunteer for military service, Crompton put himself forward for the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He trained as a pilot, passing out at the top of his course. A bank colleague later recalled, 'wasn't he proud of his 'wings' when he called at the bank!'


Sergeant Crompton was killed whilst night flying on 7 July 1941. He was 19 years old. His obituary in the bank's staff magazine remarked 'he was an outstanding and loveable boy. A sound and willing worker, he was always courteous and straightforward, and his humour will be long remembered by those of us who were privileged to work with him. The bank has lost a most promising officer and we have lost a true friend.'

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