Bank: The National Bank
Place of work: London Oxford Street branch
Died: 15 September 1916
Valentine Sullock Aveline Tardif was born in England on 14 February 1897, the son of Ernest Mellish Tardif, a Guernsey-born civil servant, and his wife Frances Adelaide (née Aveline). He had two elder brothers, both of whom - like Tardif himself - became bank clerks.
Tardif worked for The National Bank, but during the First World War left his job at the bank's London Oxford Street branch to join the army. Lance Corporal Tardif of the London Regiment was killed in action on the Somme on 15 September 1916. He was 19 years old.
Camilla Boon October 04 2014 11:20PM
Valentine Tardif is also remembered on the war memorial in Chalford, Glos, the village in which his mother grew up and in which he spent holidays. There are a few more details about him on the 'Lives of the First World War' database.
Aveline Barbara Anne Moore November 07 2014 1:20PM
Remembering my great uncle Valentine with love and thankfulness for his bravery which gave us the freedom we have now. 19 years of age was too young to die.