Gordon Kenyon

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Leigh branch

Died: 11 September 1942


Gordon Alfred Kenyon was born on 26 April 1917. He was educated at Warrington Secondary School and joined the staff of Westminster Bank in July 1935 at its St Helens branch. In November 1938 he transferred to Leigh branch. Outside work he played rugby for his school's old boys' club and was a member of several choirs, including Warrington Parish Church, Warrington Male Voice Choir and Sale & District Choral Union. 


In spring 1940 he left the bank to go on war service, joining the RAF Volunteer Reserve. He had only recently been promoted to Pilot Officer when he was killed during air operations at Gibraltar on 11 September 1942. He was 25 years old. His obituary in the bank's staff magazine noted, 'Of marked ability and an ever-cheerful disposition which refused to be ruffled, he became a popular favourite and greatly will he be missed by his colleagues.'


Gordon Kenyon is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Leigh branch.

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