Bank: London County & Westminster Bank
Place of work: London Lombard Street branch
Died: 27 July 1918
Robert Lawley Pinching was born on 15 September 1897, the son of Charles Lawley Pinching and his wife Mary. In January 1915, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank.
In May 1916 Pinching left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Lombard Street branch to join the Trawler Section of the Royal Naval Reserve, becoming a Deck Hand on the cargo ship SS Sudabar. Pinching died on 27 July 1918 when his ship, which was carrying cargo from London to Port Said, was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Portugal. He was 20 years old.