Douglas Munns

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 15 October 1942


Douglas Philip Munns was born on 25 November 1910, the son of Stanley Frederick and Euphemia Douglas Munns. In January 1929 he joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Lothbury office. A bank colleague later recalled that he 'was quiet and most efficient in his bank work. He had passed several examinations and had a very good brain. He had a winning manner and his enthusiasm was infectious; a good example in every way.'


Outside work he enjoyed gardening and music; an interest he possibly inherited from his father, who was a professional organist. In 1938 he married Rose, who was herself a member of staff of Westminster Bank before their marriage. 


In September 1940 Munns left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He completed his navigation training in Canada during summer 1941, and was granted a commission in January 1942. 


Flying Officer Munns was killed on a night flight over Germany on 15 October 1942. He was 31 years old and left a widow, Rose, and a three-year old daughter.

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