Donald Rollin

Bank: Williams Deacon's Bank

Place of work: Sheffield branch

Died: 16 December 1943


Donald Albert Rollin was born in Sheffield in 1921, the son of Albert Rollin, a silversmith's commercial traveller, and his wife Effie Mabel. He was educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield, then went to work for Williams Deacon's Bank at its Sheffield branch. 


During the Second World War Rollin left the bank to go on military service, becoming a pilot in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He flew more than 20 raids over Germany, and in early December 1943 was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. His citation noted that 'he has displayed great skill and determination and his efforts to make every sortie a success have won great praise.'


Shortly afterwards, on 16 December 1943, Flying Officer Rollin was killed on another raid over Germany. He was 22 years old.


Donald Rollin is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester.

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