Edward Locatelli

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street office

Died: 27 November 1941


Edward Pompeo Locatelli was born on 4 January 1916, the son of Richard and Edith Locatelli. In July 1936 he went to work for Westminster Bank at its London Lombard Street office. He became an active member of the bank's staff sports club, playing football and cricket; he was, according the staff magazine, 'an excellent outfield and a nice bat with a free style, and when he got going was one of the fastest scorers in the club.'


At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 Locatelli was called up to serve in the Honourable Artillery Company. He was later commissioned into the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding). By 1941 he was a Lieutenant, attached to the King's African Rifles and serving in East Africa. He was killed in action there on 27 November 1941. He was 25 years old and left a widow, Jean, whom he had married in 1938.


Edward Locatelli is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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