Bank: District Bank
Place of work: Egremont branch
Died: 15 January 1945
Thomas Samuel Partington was born on 6 November 1912, the son of Thomas Partington, a bank worker, and his wife Marguerita. In November 1928 he followed in his father's footsteps, joining the staff of his father's bank, Manchester & Liverpool County Bank, as a junior at its Moss Side branch. In 1935 County Bank, as it was then known, was taken over by District Bank and both father and son became employees of this bank. The elder Thomas Partington retired the following year, although some years later, during the Second World War, he returned to the bank for a number of months as temporary wartime help.
The younger man was promoted to clerk at Lancaster branch in 1936 and moved to Egremont branch in 1939. In July 1940 he left the bank to go on war service, joining the King's Regiment (Liverpool). By 1943 he was serving as a Chindit, a member of Allied special forces fighting behind enemy lines in occupied Burma.
Company Quartermaster Serjeant Partington was last heard of by his family in February 1943. Two years later, in February 1945, they received confirmation that he had died as a prisoner of war on 15 January 1945. He was 32 years old.
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