Thomas Cheverton

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Thomas Cheverton

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London office

Died: 24 March 1918

Thomas Bird Cheverton was born in Newport, Isle of Wight, on 27 June 1885, the son of Richard Bird Cheverton, a coach builder, and his wife Sarah Elizabeth.

In September 1901, when he was 16 years old, Cheverton went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Ryde branch. In August 1905 he was transferred to Bournemouth branch as a clerk, then to Blandford in December 1907 and to London in March 1908.

In 1912 Cheverton married Helena Seamer. Their son, Gordon, was born in 1913.

During the First World War Cheverton joined the army, serving initially in the London Regiment. He was commissioned in April 1915, and eventually rose to the rank of Major in the Royal Field Artillery. In 1918 he was awarded the Military Cross.

Major Cheverton died in France on 24 March 1918. He was 32 years old.

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