Raymond Stripe

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Foreign branch, London

Died: 30 December 1943


Raymond Stripe, known to his bank colleagues as Ray, was born on 6 June 1921, the son of William George and Florence Maud Stripe, He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its Foreign branch in June 1938. He also became a member of the bank's staff sports club. A bank colleague later recalled 'his pleasing and attractive personality never failed to create a good impression among his colleagues.'


In August 1941 Stripe left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Sergeant (Pilot) in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. By the end of 1943 he was based in Malta, and it was there that he was killed during air operations on 31 December 1943. He was 22 years old.


Raymond Stripe is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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