Arthur Jones

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Dorking branch

Died: 22 September 1944


Arthur Lander Jones was born on 23 June 1922 and was educated at Seaford College, where he excelled at sports including football and hockey. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in 1936 as a probationer at Dorking branch. Outside work he continued to play football and hockey in bank teams and joined the territorial army. 


As a territorial, he was mobilised for service with the Royal Artillery just before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939. After extensive service in North Africa he volunteered as a glider pilot and returned to Britain for training. His first operational flight was as part of Operation Market Garden, at Arnhem. During this operation he was forced to make an emergency landing in which he was severely injured. He died of his injuries four days later, on 22 September 1944. He was 25 years old.

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