Roy Gawthorp

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Charing Cross branch

Died: 7 March 1945


Roy Thomas Gawthorp was born on 9 November 1923, the son of Thomas Alfred and Agnes Julia Gawthorp. He joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank in October 1939, shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War. After a few weeks' training he was posted to the bank's London Charing Cross branch.


He later left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On 7 March 1945 he was part of the eight-man crew of a Lancaster bomber which took off from RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire, on an operational flight to Germany. The plane was lost without trace, killing all on board. Flying Officer Gawthorp was 21 years old. 

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