Walter Lewis

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 8 September 1941


Walter Graham Lewis, known to his colleagues as Graham, was born on 19 October 1909. He went to work for Westminster Bank in May 1927, serving at Surbiton branch before being transferred to head office Chief Accountant's department in 1934. He was also a member of the bank's staff sports club.


Outside work Lewis was an enthusiastic sailor, and in the late 1930s he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in order to be ready to serve, if war came. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the RNVR in January 1940. On 6 September 1941 the minesweeper on which he was serving, Strathborve, was sunk by a mine. Lewis was rescued but died two days later of his injuries. He was 31 years old.

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