Bank: The National Bank
Place of work: London Charing Cross branch
Died: 22 November 1943
Joseph Taber Smith was born on 29 January 1912. Two days before his 18th birthday in 1930 he went to work for The National Bank as a probationer at its London Camden Town branch. Over the next nine years he worked in several London branches including head office, Strand and Baker Street before being transferred to Charing Cross branch in March 1938.
In September 1939 Smith left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flight Lieutenant Smith was killed in action over Germany on 22 November 1943. He was 31 years old. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Joseph Smith is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 250 Bishopsgate, London.
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