Russell Groombridge

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street office

Died: 28 June 1944


Russell Alexander Groombridge was born on 27 July 1923, the son of Sydney Clyde Groombridge, a clerk, and his wife Doris. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in May 1940 at its London Lloyd's Building branch. He later moved to Lombard Street office.


In February 1941 Groombridge left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Navy. Wireman Groombridge died of a gunshot wound whilst serving on a tank landing craft during the Battle of Normandy on 28 June 1944, a month before his 21st birthday.


Russell Groombridge is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office where his name is spelt Russel Groombridge.

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