Claude Prince

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Claude Prince

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Southwark branch

Died: 18 August 1916

 

Claude Melnotte Prince was born on 29 January 1897. He was educated at Ardingly College, Sussex, where he was a Serjeant in the school's Officers Training Corps.

In February 1914 Prince went to work for London County & Westminster Bank. A year later, just after turning 18, he left his job at the bank's London Southwark branch to join the army. By 1916 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Sussex Regiment, on active service in France. He was killed in action there on 18 August 1916. He was 19 years old and left a widow, Edith Marian, whom he had married earlier that year.

 

 

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