Arthur Prismall

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Arthur Prismall

Bank: Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co

Place of work: London Lombard Street office

Died: 14 March 1915

 

Arthur Prismall was born in Thatcham, Berkshire, on 3 January 1862, and worked for the London bank of Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co for over 30 years. In 1890 Prismall married Sarah Russell Thomson and the couple had three children.

Outside work Prismall was a sportsman and a member of the Private Banks Sports Club. From 1888 he was also a volunteer soldier. He was commissioned in 1897 and, although he briefly retired from his regiment in 1905, he returned upon the formation of the Territorial Force in 1907, becoming a Captain in the London Regiment.

In 1914 Prismall was serving in the Town Office of Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co. He volunteered for overseas service at the outbreak of the First World War, and was posted to France in November 1914. Prismall was killed in action at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, France, on 14 March 1915. He was 53 years old. His son Maurice, who worked for another of our constituent banks, also served in the London Regiment at Neuve Chapelle, arriving at the front line just before the battle in which his father died. Maurice Prismall survived the war.

 

 

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