Ralph Meirick

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 3 February 1941


Ralph Swinden Meirick was born on 3 September 1911, the son of William and Winifred Margaret Meirick. He was educated at Worthing High School for Boys and the London School of Economics, and went to work for Westminster Bank in December 1929 as a member of staff of the joint general manager's department, based at the bank's London head office. 


Outside work Meirick was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and in January 1940 he left the bank to go on war service. He became part of the crew of HM Trawler Arctic Trapper, which was bombed and sunk by enemy aircraft on 3 February 1941. Lieutenant Meirick was one of 17 killed. He was 29 years old and left a widow, Eileen, whom he had married in 1938.

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