Alfred Farthing

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Foreign branch, London

Died: 20 September 1944


Alfred John Farthing was born on 29 September 1902, the son of Hannah and Alfred Austen Farthing. In 1920 he joined the staff of London County Westminster & Parr's Bank (known as Westminster Bank from 1923). From 1931 he was based at the bank's Foreign branch in London. A bank colleague later recalled, 'he was of a quiet and unassuming nature, very popular with those with whom he came in contact.'


In 1942 Farthing left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. He was killed in action in Belgium on 20 September 1944, just before his 42nd birthday. He left a widow, Frances, whom he had married in 1935, and a baby daughter who was born three days after his death. 


Alfred Farthing is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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