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Like all branches, Barrow had to cope with a whole range of new pressures and responsibilities.
Putting his banking experience to good use, Freund became an assistant paymaster in the navy.
Anthony was only 4 when his father, a bank clerk, was killed in action.
Ernest wanted to marry his fiancée before he went to the Front, but needed his employer's permission to do so.
Edward spent his career, both before and after the war, in the emerging world of international banking.
Doris was one of the first ‘temporary lady clerks’. Her brother Jabez, also of the bank, was killed in the war.
John was captured in 1914 and spent the rest the war imprisoned in Germany and, later, interned in Switzerland.
David survived ground-breaking surgery after being wounded in France, but died in a motorbike accident while convalescing.
Bertram was a bank manager in Tonbridge, Kent. His 22-year-old son was killed in action in 1918.
Edwin, Herbert and John Keeping all worked for the same bank.
Sir Herbert, a partner in one of our private banks, became Field Marshall Haig's Chief of General Staff.
Walter was deputy chairman of a large bank, and father of an only son away on military service.
Alan served and died in the Bankers’ Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.
David, an apprentice at one of our Edinburgh branches, was one of the few to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
Harry rejoined his old territorial battalion at the outbreak of war, and was killed at Loos in 1915.
George came back from retirement to help his former employer.
Queenie was one of the few women already working in a bank before the war.
Sir Felix, as governor of a large London bank, provided leadership to the banking community during the 1914 financial crisis.
All 13 men on the squad served in the army in the First World War.
Mary worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland from 1917 to 1924.
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