Leonard Horner

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Potters Bar branch

Died: 15 July 1942


Leonard James Horner was born on 4 August 1921, the son of Albert Edward and Louisa Elizabeth Horner. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its Potters Bar branch in May 1939, where his colleagues nicknamed him 'Little Jack' because of his initials and surname. 


In February 1941 Horner left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He volunteered for the Balloon Squadron, which rescued pilots who had baled out in the sea.


Aircraftman 1st Class Horner died whilst on a rescue mission on 15 July 1942. He was 20 years old.


Leonard Horner is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Potters Bar branch

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