Robert Clegg

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Robert Clegg

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Hull branch

Died: 17 February 1917

Robert Burton Clegg was born on 28 November 1893, the son of the Reverend Robert E Clegg, a minister in the Congregational Church.

In April 1910, when Clegg was 16, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Hull branch. After he completed his three-year apprenticeship he stayed at Hull as a clerk, and in 1914 his manager reported that he was 'a nice gentlemanly fellow...quick correct worker, intelligent and shows promise.'

During the First World War Clegg joined the army, and by 1917 was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in France on 17 February 1917. He was 23 years old.

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