Lawrence Taylor

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Oxford Street branch

Died: 7 April 1942


Lawrence Ernest Taylor was born on 7 December 1921, the son of Ernest and Ethel Taylor. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in October 1938, and after training at the bank's machine accountancy school was posted to its London Oxford Street branch. 


In July 1940 Taylor left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He went to Canada for training, and after obtaining his wings returned to England in May 1941. He was posted to Bomber Command soon afterwards, and took part in many operational flights over Germany. Sergeant (Pilot) Taylor was killed during air operations on 7 April 1942. He was 20 years old.


Lawrence Taylor is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Dean Street branch.

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