Lionel Salt

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Threadneedle Street office

Died: 30 June 1941


Lionel Eric Sydney Salt was born on 14 May 1921, the son of Charles Henry and Amy Salt. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and University College School, Frognal, Hampstead. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Threadneedle Street office in May 1938. Outside work, he enjoyed playing cricket, rugby and golf, and was a member of the bank's staff sports club. He also loved music, and played the piano.


Salt learned to fly before the war as a member of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and at the outbreak of war in 1939 was called to active duty. Sergeant (Pilot) Salt was killed during air operations over Northern France on 30 June 1941. He was 20 years old.


Lionel Salt is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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