Norman Crowther

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Norman Crowther

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Leeds branch

Died: 14 October 1918

Norman Crowther was born in Rastrick, Yorkshire, in 1891, the only son of Arthur Crowther, a worsted mill manager, and his wife Mary Catherine. He was educated at Pannal Ash College, Harrogate, after which he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England.

In 1915 Crowther left his job at the bank's Leeds branch to join the army, originally in The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). In June 1917 he was commissioned into the Cheshire Regiment. Soon afterwards he sailed to Egypt, then on to Palestine. In May 1918 he was posted to France.

Second Lieutenant Norman Crowther of the Cheshire Regiment, attached to the Suffolk Regiment, was killed in France on 14 October 1918. He was 27 years old.

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