Richard Tydeman

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Hanover Square branch

Died: 29 February 1944


Richard Henry Tydeman, known to his bank colleagues as Dick, was born on 23 December 1919, the son of George William and Grace Emily Tydeman. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Hanover Square branch in December 1936. 


When the Second World War broke out Tydeman volunteered for the navy, but was rejected on grounds of poor eyesight. In June 1940, however, he successfully joined the army, and was posted to the Royal Berkshire Regiment. His battalion went to Persia in August 1942, and Tydeman subsequently served in Palestine, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. 


Corporal Tydeman was killed in action at Anzio, Italy, on 29 February 1944. He was 24 years old.


Richard Tydeman is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Regent Street branch.

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