Brian Tugwell

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 28 January 1944


Brian Stanley Tugwell was born on 5 February 1921, the son of Arthur Stanley and Adeline Louise Mary Tugwell. He was educated at Caterham School, where he was a keen sportsman, involved in swimming, tennis, cricket and hockey, and gaining school colours in the latter two. He also enjoyed music, chess and draughts. 


He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Lothbury head office on October 1938. He also maintained his interest in sport, joining the bank's staff sports club. 


In March 1941 Tugwell left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He spent seven months training in Canada before returning to England, and to active service. Flight Sergeant Tugwell was killed during air operations on 28 January 1944. He was 22 years old. His obituary in the bank's staff magazine recalled him as 'a most loveable character and most popular with all his colleagues.'

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