Roger Lovell

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Gravesend branch

Died: 5 January 1945


Roger Lovell was born on 28 June 1923, the son of Bertram and Gladys Lovell. In April 1940, too young for military service, he joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank, initially at its head office in Lothbury, London, but later transferring to the branch in Gravesend, his home town.


After turning 18 in 1941 he left the bank to join the army, initially in the Royal Armoured Corps, and later in the Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. He was wounded in France while taking part in Operation Overlord in 1944, but later returned to active duty. Private Lovell was killed in action in Belgium shortly afterwards, on 5 January 1945. He was 21 years old.


Roger Lovell is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Gravesend branch.

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