Ian Kesterton

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Threadneedle Street office

Died: 1 December 1943


Ian Douglas Kesterton was born on 27 June 1921, the son of Harold Edward and Violet Anastasia Kesterton. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in October 1938, working at its London Threadneedle Street office. He spoke three languages and outside work he was a territorial soldier. He also enjoyed rugby, tennis, hockey and yachting.


As a territorial soldier, Kesterton was called up for active service at the outbreak of the Second World War. He was a Corporal in the Royal Corps of Signals when, on 1 December 1943, he was killed in a plane crash in Northern Greece. He was 22 years old.


Ian Kesterton is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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