Peter Mansfield

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Bristol branch

Died: 11 April 1943


Peter Lawford Mansfield was born in Bristol on 15 May 1922, the son of John and Gwyneth Eirene Mansfield. His parents divorced when Peter was 10 years old. 


In February 1940 Mansfield joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank, working at Bristol Trustee office and later at the bank's chief Bristol branch. In June 1940, shortly after his 18th birthday, he left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 


On the night of 10-11 April 1943 Flight Sergeant Mansfield was part of the crew of a Lancaster bomber which took off from RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire, on a raid on Frankfurt am Main. The plane was lost off the coast of Skegness on its way back to base; all seven men on board were declared killed in action. Flight Sergeant Mansfield was 20 years old.


Peter Mansfield is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Bristol City Office

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