Bank: Coutts & Co
Place of work: London Strand office
Died: 23 March 1916
Frederick Arthur Gurney was born in London in 1888, the son of Walter George Gurney, a fishmonger, and his wife Mary. In July 1910 he went to work for Coutts & Co.
Outside work Gurney was a territorial soldier, a Private in the 15th (Civil Service Rifles) Battalion of the London Regiments. He was mobilised upon the outbreak of war in 1914, leaving his job in the bank's Front Office to go on active service. He was later commissioned into the Northamptonshire Regiment, and served in France from March 1915. While there he contracted the blood poisoning which eventually led to his death. Second Lieutenant Frederick Arthur Gurney died on 23 March 1916. He was 27 years old.