Ivor Morris

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street office

Died: 13 June 1942


Ivor Ashley Morris was born on 14 March 1920. He was educated at Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, and College Marriette, France. In 1936 he joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Lombard Street office. Outside work, he played chess, read, rowed and was particularly interested in the natural world. A colleague later recalled, 'his interests in life were varied and full. By nature he was friendly, courteous and extremely modest, and his ready wit and bright personality gained him much esteem among his colleagues. They will all remember Ivor as 'one of the best'.'


In September 1940 Morris left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Rifleman in the Rifle Brigade. He was killed in action in Libya on 13 June 1942. He was 22 years old and was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister, who was also a member of Westminster Bank's Lombard Street staff.


Ivor Morris is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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