James Mandall

Bank: District Bank

Place of work: London office

Died: 21 February 1944


James Branthwaite Mandall was born on 22 August 1917, the son of Harold Edward and Elizabeth Campbell Mandall. He was named after his mother's brother James Simson Branthwaite, who had been killed in action in the First World War just 20 days before James' birth. He was educated at Tollington School, and in April 1935 joined the staff of District Bank as a junior. In this, as in his name, he followed in the footsteps of his late uncle James, who had also worked for the bank. 


In July 1940 Mandall left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Warrant Officer Mandall was killed on 21 February 1944 as part of the crew of a Lancaster bomber which crashed in Germany. He was 26 years old. The inscription on his gravestone reads 'My son, my son'. 

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