Albert Kitcherside

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Threadneedle Street office

Died: 18 June 1941


Albert Percy Kitcherside, known to his bank colleagues as Kitch, was born on 3 February 1921, the son of William Frederick and Alice Maude Kitcherside. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Threadneedle Street office in February 1938. A bank colleague later recalled, 'he earned the respect and affection of all his colleagues with whom he came into contact, impressing all by the integrity of his character. He took life seriously and yet was at the same time gifted with a superb sense of fun. He was literally full of vitality and was the possessor, too, of a most keen and alert mind.'


In November 1940 Kitcherside left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, where he trained as a fighter pilot. Sergeant Kitcherside died in a flying accident on 18 June 1941. He was 20 years old.


Albert Kitcherside is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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