Douglas Warren

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Shaftesbury Avenue branch

Died: 9 February 1941


Douglas Albert Palmer Warren was born in 1916, the son of Albert and Fannie Warren. Educated at Whitgift School, he joined the staff of Westminster Bank in 1935. He was also a member of the bank’s staff sports club. 


Early in 1939 Warren signed up for the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was mobilised for active service on the outbreak of war in September, leaving his job at the bank’s London Shaftesbury Avenue branch to train as an observer. 


Flying Officer Warren was killed when his plane crashed on a mission in Norway on 9 February 1941. He was 24 years old and left a widow, Vivienne, whom he had married just a month earlier.


Douglas Warren is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Swiss Cottage branch.

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