Thomas Ryan

Bank: The National Bank

Place of work: Liverpool branch

Died: 30 March 1944


Thomas Bernard Ryan was born on 23 January 1906, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ryan. In May 1924 he went to work for The National Bank as a probationer at its Cardiff City branch. Over the next 18 years he worked at various branches, including Birkenhead, Manchester, London Belgravia and Newport, before becoming first cashier at Liverpool branch in May 1942. 


In August 1942 Phillips left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Navy to serve as a Writer at HMS Royal Arthur, Skegness.


Writer Ryan was killed in action on 30 March 1944, while serving on HMS Laforey. He was 38 years old and left a widow, Mary, whom he had married in 1941, and one child.


Thomas Ryan is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 250 Bishopsgate, London.  

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