Philip Cross

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Philip Cross

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Wandsworth branch

Died: 22 July 1916

Philip Frank Cross was born on 5 December 1895. He was educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, where he was remembered as 'one of the best. Sound character. Open and frank disposition: good sportsman'. He represented his house at cricket, football, fives, swimming and shooting.

In March 1913, when he was 17 years old, Cross went to work for London County & Westminster Bank. In the same year he also joined the Territorial Force, serving in the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade).

At the start of the First World War Cross was mobilised with his battalion, leaving his job at the bank's London Wandsworth branch to go on active service. He was wounded at Ypres. He was later commissioned into The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Second Lieutenant Philip Frank Cross was killed in France on 22 July 1916. He was 20 years old.

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