Wilfrid Springett

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Foreign branch, London

Died: 20 May 1942


Wilfrid Arthur Springett was born on 22 April 1911, the son of Arthur John and Agnes Annie Springett. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in August 1929, working in the bank's head office Foreign branch. A colleague later recalled, 'Springett was of a quiet, happy and unassuming nature, and entered whole-heartedly into any task allotted to him.'


Outside work Springett was a territorial member of the Berkshire Yeomanry. He was called up for active service with the Royal Artillery, of which the Yeomanry had become a regiment, at the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939. In spring 1942 he was posted to Egypt and few weeks later, on 20 May 1942, Lance Bombardier Springett was killed in a car accident in Cairo. He was 31 years old.


Wilfrid Springett is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives where is name is spelt Wilfred Springett.

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