Bank: National Provincial Bank of England
Place of work: Newcastle upon Tyne branch
Died: 11 March 1918
Arthur Braithwaite was born in Whitby on 26 July 1893, the son of Arthur Braithwaite, an industrial chemist, and his wife Mary Ann.
In March 1910, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its West Hartlepool branch. In 1913, after the completion of his three-year apprenticeship, he became a clerk at Newcastle upon Tyne branch.
At the beginning of the First World War Braithwaite joined the army, becoming a Second Lieutenant in the Durham Light Infantry. By 1918 he had joined the Royal Flying Corps and was posted at Yatesbury Aerodrome. He was killed in an air crash during a training flight on 11 March 1918. He was 24 years old.
Deb Mitchell November 11 2014 11:19AM
My gran's maiden name was Braithwaite. I am so touched to be able to say thank you to someone who I may be connected to so far in the past. Whether related or not I want to say thank you for your sacrifce and for allowing my children to be born into a free society. Your commitment to our freedom will never be forgotten
RBS remembers team September 5 2018 11:45AM
Many thanks to Kevin Peacock for the photograph on this page of Arthur Braithwaite's grave in St John's churchyard, Egglescliffe.