George Larmour

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Baker Street branch

Died: 1 April 1942


George Yorke Larmour was born in Belfast on 21 November 1917, the son of William and Margaret Larmour. He grew up in London and was educated at St Marylebone Grammar School, where he was captain of the cricket team.


In October 1936 he went to work for Westminster Bank at its London Covent Garden branch. Early in 1939 he attended the bank's machine accountancy school, which trained clerks to use the machines which were increasingly used for bank accounting. After completing his course he transferred to the bank's Baker Street branch. His nickname among colleagues there was 'Slap'.


In July 1940 he left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Sergeant Observer Larmour was killed in a flying accident on 1 April 1942. He was 24 years old and left a widow, Olive Winifred, whom he had married in 1940, and a baby son. 


His obituary in the bank's staff magazine noted, 'he was of a quiet and unassuming disposition and a keen worker and sportsman...our sincerest sympathies go out to his parents and especially to his wife and the baby whom, alas! he never knew.'


George Larmour is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Baker Street branch.

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