Francis Tredinnick

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 20 December 1942


Francis Gerald Tredinnick was born in about 1921, the son of Edith Emily and Francis Septimus Tredinnick. He worked for Coutts & Co, London.


In July 1940 Tredinnick left the bank to go on military service, volunteering for air-crew duties in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was posted to Rhodesia for flying training and after obtaining his Navigator's wings and being promoted to Sergeant, he returned to England. Shortly afterwards he was posted to Bomber Command and took part in operations over Italy and Germany. 


On the night of 20-21 December 1942 after taking off for an attack on Duisberg, his aircraft was reported missing. In April 1943 it was confirmed that Sergeant Tredinnick had lost his life and had been buried alongside his fellow airmen on 23 December 1942. He was 21 years old.


Francis Tredinnick is commemorated on a bank memorial at Coutts & Co, London 440 Strand.

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