Thomas Irwin

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Liverpool Market branch

Died: 27 April 1944


Thomas Wilson Irwin was born on 17 April 1921. He joined the staff Westminster Bank in June 1938, working at its Liverpool Market branch. Outside work he was a territorial soldier, serving in the Cheshire Regiment. 


As a territorial, Irwin was mobilised at the outbreak of war in September 1939. He later transferred to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, training as a navigator in Canada and the USA. 


Flight Lieutenant Irwin was killed during a night-flying training exercise on 27 April 1944, 10 days after his 23rd birthday.  


Thomas Irwin is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Liverpool City Office branch

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