Victor de Wallens
Bank: Westminster Bank
Place of work: Banstead branch
Died: 25 June 1942
Victor Pierre de Wallens was born on 2 June 1919, the son of Pierre Francois and Grace Eva de Wallens. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in November 1936, working at its Banstead branch.
In January 1940 de Wallens left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He trained as a pilot in Canada, and at the time of his death in 1942 was second pilot on a Wellington bomber. Pilot Officer de Wallens was killed during air operations on 25 June 1942. He was 23 years old and left a widow, Ninette, whom he had married just a few weeks earlier.
Victor de Wallens is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Banstead branch.
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