Louis Isnardi-Bruno

RBS remembers

Louis Isnardi-Bruno

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: Foreign branch, London

Died: 24 May 1917


Louis Paul Joseph Isnardi-Bruno was born in West Ham, Essex, on 25 August 1893, the son of Bernardo Isnardi-Bruno, an Italian citizen, and his Gibraltar-born wife Elisa. He was educated at St Edmund's College, Hertfordshire. In January 1913, when he was 19 years old, he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank.

In February 1915 Isnardi-Bruno left his job as a clerk at the bank's Foreign branch in London to join the army. He seems initially to have served in the British Army, as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. He later transferred to the Italian Army, serving in the 26th Regimento Artigliera di Campagna, where he was known as Luigi Isnardi-Bruno.

Soldato Isnardi-Bruno died in Gorizia on 24 May 1917 of wounds sustained in battle. He was 23 years old.



Leave your message of remembrance

If you want to leave a message of remembrance about this fallen member of our staff please send us an email.

Send us an email

Please note that we review every comment before publishing it to make sure that it doesn't breach our posting guidelines so it sometimes takes a day or two for your comments to appear.

Set Tab for lightbox