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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Roll of Honour - December

Roll of Honour - December




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.


20/12/1973 - Fenton, Rodney

Unknown - Patterson, William - during the Great War



Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Roll of Honour - November

Roll of Honour - November




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.


Friday, 30 September 2016

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


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Death Announced of WW2 Veteran - G E Larmour (Ted)

We regret to advise of the death of George Edward Larmour (Ted) on 10th August 2016 aged 95.

Ted was one of 4 surviving Northern Bank / Belfast Bank officials to have served in the Second World War.

The current survivors are:
  1. Brown, Robert George - aged 92 - 06/04/1924 
  2. Clarke, David Victor - aged 92 - 27/02/1924 
  3. Tweedie, Brian Morrison - aged 92 - 27/08/1923

Sunday, 31 July 2016

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, 29 June 2016

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 - Hewitt, William Arthur
01/07/1916 - Roberts, Hugh Stanley

16/07/1916 - Stewart, Eric Hilton

30/07/1916 - Watson, James

31/07/1917 - Furniss, James

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Hanna, Alexander (Lex)

Captain Alexander (Lex) Hanna
was born in Belfast on 15th December 1920.   The family lived in University Street, Belfast. He was of Church of Ireland faith.

On 1st May 1939 Hanna joined Northern Bank at Head Office.  In 1940 he was transferred to Windsor as Junior. 

He had joined the Territorial Army (Royal Regiment of Artillery) in 1938 and was ‘Called up on Active Service’ on 21st May 1941.   His unit was the 66th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.   His rank and promotions as Lance Bombardier (unpaid), Lance Bombardier and Bombardier.   Further promotion came when he was gazetted from a cadet to be a 2nd Lieutenant on 4th June 1943 with Service Number 278219. 

Hanna was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the Italy Star, the Defence Medal and the War Medal for service during WWII. 

The picture below is of Hanna's actual miniature (dress) medal group (my thanks go to his daughter, Pauline for making them available).

See Medals awarded during WWII.
On 7th October 1946 he resumed duty with the Northern Bank at Head Office. Transfers followed to Ball’s Branch (1946), Head Office (1948), Ballymena (1948), Newtownbutler (1951), O’Connell Street (1955), Head Office (1964), Keady (1966) and Armagh (1969).



Northern Banking Company, Ballymena

On 16th April 1948 he was awarded a commission in the Territorial Army (TA). He was gazetted to be a Captain from 24th May 1948. Later he was placed on the TA Reserve of Officers on 21st May 1953.
Hanna retired as Manager of Armagh branch in 1983.

First published on 12th November 2012.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

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.


Sunday, 29 May 2016

Thompson, Jackson Holmes

Sergeant Jackson Holmes Thompson
was born on 5th August 1904.

He was the son of Robert Thompson and Martha Walker Thompson.  In 1911 the family were living in house 149, Castlewellan, Co. Down.  Robert Thompson records his occupation as a Bank Manager. In 1901, Robert was a Cashier (Northern Bank) and living in Main Street, Bryansford, Co. Down.

On 1st April 1922 Jackson Thompson joined Northern Bank at Head Office.  His address is recorded as Northern Bank, Downpatrick.  He was of Church of Ireland faith.  

Transfers followed to Larne (1922), Downpatrick (1924), Head Office – Relief Staff (1924), Head Office – Foreign (1925), Portrush (1928), Head Office (1928), Antrim (1929), Windsor (1930) and Londonderry (1937).  

In 1939 the Bank gave him permission to join the 9th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 3rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Artillery.  On 2nd September he was ‘Called up on Active Service’ as a Gunner with promotions to Lance Sergeant and Sergeant following.  

He resumed duty with the Northern Bank at Head Office on 1st October 1945.  Transfers followed to Connswater (1945), Donegall Square (1951), Willowfield (1958) and High Street (1961).  

J H Thomson (sp) is mentioned in this newspaper article from 1966 re the opening of a new branch at 10 High Street, Belfast.




Thompson retired on 31st March 1967.