Staff Association
CONTACT: Summer 1975
 
Frank Harold Whitehouse
 
The Summer 1975 edition of the staff magazine included the following notification of the death of Frank Whitehouse. Frank joined the Bank at its inception, as he recalled in Opening a Branch Bank in 1919. He was the first member of staff to complete the examinations of the Institute of Bankers, and the branches he subsequently managed included Hall Green; Small Heath; Sparkbrook; and Balsall Heath. In the late 1950s he was appointed Superintendent of Branches.
 
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It was with great regret that we learned of the sudden death in January of this year of Frank Harold Whitehouse, who retired as Banking Hall Superintendent in 1966, after serving the Bank faithfully and willingly for 47 years.

 

During his career with the Bank, Frank rose above the personal tragedy that touched his life and his technical knowledge was always at the disposal of his colleagues.

 

It seems almost fitting that Frank's death took place during a game of his much-loved golf, after nine years of retirement. Many of his former colleagues paid their last respects at his funeral and sympathy was extended to his only daughter in her bereavement.