Keith Metcalf

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Leeds branch

Died: 6 September 1943


Keith Addingley Metcalf was born on 6 March 1922, the son of John Usher Metcalf and his wife Beryl. In January 1940 he joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank at its Leeds branch. 


He later left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Sergeant (Flight Engineer) in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On 5 September 1943 he was part of the crew of a Lancaster bomber that took off from RAF Woodhall Spa on a mission to Mannheim. The plane burst into flames and crashed near Waldfishbach-Burgalben, Germany, killing six of the seven men on board, including Sergeant Metcalf. He was 21 years old.


Keith Metcalf is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Leeds City Office branch.

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