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Names of the Fallen, L to W

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Following the end of the First World War, a Memorial Scheme was set-up to discuss how best to remember the Bank staff who had sacrificed their lives in the First World War. One of the suggestions that was agreed upon by the Committee was the erection of a memorial statue of St Christopher and the Holy Child in the Bank’s Garden. However, it was felt by the Committee that the statue would be incomplete without the full names of those who died, and so it was proposed that the names be inscribed in bronze. As this would incur further expense, a meeting chaired by Sir Ernest Harvey  was held on the 17 March 1921 in the Court Room, which sanctioned an appeal to raise the necessary additional funds. The names of those engraved on the plaques with the surnames Lo to W have been transcribed below.
On Armistice Day 1921, the statue was unveiled to Bank staff in a ceremony that took place in the Bank’s Garden. A full-size image of the memorial statue with the bronze plaques can be viewed via the related links.
Harold William Lovelock ​Wilfrid Adolphus Slade
​William James Marchment ​Henry French Stephens DSO MC
​Edwin John Martin ​Herbert Gordon Stuart
​Reginald Harcourt Proctor Maunsell ​Douglas Clifton Taylor
​Hugh Greir Mertens ​John Marshall Trevarthen
​Arthur Charles Michell ​George Edward Truby
​Herbert Manico Nash ​Gerald Vaughan-Jones
​Francis Methuen Noel ​Henry Kenneth Weatherhead
​Barnard Chappell Page ​Edgar Dorrington Webb
​George Alexander Palfreyman ​Alfred Langton Wells
​Frank Philip Purdie ​Alfred Ernest Whitehouse
​Godfrey Lawrence Purton ​Arthur Denton Whittle
​William Horace Stanley Roper ​Joseph William Wiskar
​William Frederick Sawyer