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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Roll of Honour - October

Roll of Honour - October


It is with much sadness that the following bank officials died or were reported missing during either the Great War, World War II or the Northern Ireland Conflict.


07/10/1916 - Clarke, John Carton
11/10/1945 - Hunter, William Herbert
31/10/1914 - Pattenden, William





Sunday, 31 August 2014

Roll of Honour - September

Roll of Honour - September


It is with much sadness that the following bank officials died or were reported missing during either the Great War, World War II or the Northern Ireland Conflict.


Monday, 4 August 2014

Great War Centenary - 4th August 1914 to 4th August 2014

Great War Centenary - 4th August 1914 to 4th August 2014


At 11 o'clock in the evening of 4th August 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany.

For individuals and employers, no one was sure of what was coming.

Within the Northern Banking Company, one of its officials, William Pattenden (a caretaker) would be called up immediately as he was already a reservist.

Over the course of the war, nearly 200 officials from both the Belfast Banking Company and its rival bank, the Northern Banking Company would volunteer for service.  Some would be rejected for military service due to medical reasons.

On 15th December 1944 the Belfast News Letter reported:



(Courtesy of Nigel Henderson)


Of those nearly 200 men, 33 were to be die on active service or be reported missing.

If we bring ourselves forward 100 years and think of our current workplaces, be it a branch, a Head Office department, a back office, a call centre or a service centre, there would be perhaps 1 or 2 thinking of volunteering for service.  One friend will maybe persuade another to join up.  An office junior may be impressed by an older colleague and join up.  Either way, young men are about to tell their manager or department head that they are going off to war.




Whatever way you choose to remember the centenary of the Great War starting, just take a moment to think about the bank officials that served and remember those that didn't return.

We will remember them.


Friday, 1 August 2014

Roll of Honour - August

Roll of Honour - August


It is with much sadness that the following bank officials died or were reported missing during either the Great War, World War II or the Northern Ireland Conflict.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Affiliation with History Hub Ulster

Affiliation with History Hub Ulster

Northern Bank War Memorials is pleased to announce its affiliation with History Hub Ulster.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Belfast Banking Company - Roll of Honour - 2000

I have just come across this photo from 2000 at around the time we moved the tablets to the canteen corridor location on 4th floor, Head Office.


The photogragh was taken prior to the Dedication Service by Dean Houston McKelvey of St Anne's Cathedral.


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Roll of Honour - July

Roll of Honour - July


It is with much sadness that the following bank officials died or were reported missing during either the Great War, World War II or the Northern Ireland Conflict.


01/07/1916 - Hamilton, John
01/07/1916 - Roberts, Hugh Stanley

16/07/1916 - Stewart, Eric Hilton

30/07/1916 - Watson, James

31/07/1917 - Furniss, James




Sunday, 25 May 2014

Roll of Honour - June

Roll of Honour - June


It is with much sadness that the following bank officials died or were reported missing during either the Great War, World War II or the Northern Ireland Conflict.


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Roll of Honour - May

Roll of Honour - May

It is with much sadness that the following bank officials died or were reported missing during either the Great War, World War II or the Northern Ireland Conflict.


07/05/1916 - Curran, Herbert



23/05/1944 - Best, Walter John


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Roll of Honour - April

Roll of Honour - April

It is with much sadness that the following bank officials died or were reported missing during either the Great War, World War II or the Northern Ireland Conflict.




21/04/1918 - McCunn, Thomas

23/04/1944 - Neely, Noel Montgomery