Harry Gaston

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Gillingham, Kent branch

Died: 18 April 1944


Harry Gaston was born on 7 October 1924, the son of Ernest William and Jessie Ellen Gaston. He joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank in March 1941, and from the following month was based at the bank's Gillingham, Kent branch. 


Gaston later left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Leading Airman in the Royal Navy, based at HMS Owl, a naval air station in northern Scotland. He died on 18 April 1944, part of the three-man crew of a Fairey Barracuda that was reported missing and later presumed lost on that date. He was 19 years old.


Harry Gaston is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Gillingham Kent branch.


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