Noel Nicklin

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Lymm branch

Died: 17 April 1944


Noel Spencer Nicklin was born on 19 December 1909, the son of Frederick William and Selina Nicklin. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby, and joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its Liverpool Waterloo branch in December 1926. Over the next 15 years he spent time working in the bank's branches at Seaforth, Blackburn, Aigburth, Warrington and Lymm. Outside work he was a keen amateur magician.


In 1941 Nicklin left Lymm branch to go on war service, becoming a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. In addition to his conventional duties, he used his magic skills to entertain at military hospitals and camps and organised concert parties for troops. 


On 17 April 1944 Nicklin was a passenger on board a flight from Cornwall to Algiers, on his way to India. The plane exploded in mid air, killing all on board. Flying Officer Nicklin was 34 years old and left a widow, Norah.


Noel Nicklin is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Stockton Heath branch.

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