Philip Fry

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Moorgate branch

Died: 1 February 1942


Philip Alexander Fry was born on 25 June 1918, the son of Arthur William Fry, an officer in the Royal Navy, and his wife Lilian Mary. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Lombard Street office in March 1936, and from March 1938 was based at the bank's London Moorgate branch. Outside work he enjoyed football and tennis and was a member of the bank's staff sports club, although he lived too far from the sportsground to play regularly for the bank. 


Fry volunteered for the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as soon as war broke out in 1939, and was called to active service in June 1940. He completed his training as a wireless operator in May 1941, and from late summer that year worked on operational flights as a wireless telegraphy operator and air gunner. 


Sergeant Fry was killed in a plane crash in Ireland on 1 February 1942. He was 23 years old. 


Philip Fry is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.


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