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Old 20-01-2010, 00:34   #1
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Basil Catterns, Chief cashier B. of Eng.

Basil Gage CATTERNS was the 19th. Chief cashier of the Bank.
He was born in Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire on the 20th. June 1886 his Father was The Rector,. the Rev. T.E.S. Catterns. He was educated at Trent College, Nottingham.
BGC spent 5 years with Manchester & Liverpool Banking Company, later The District Bank at Accrington.
He joined the Bank on 13th. February 1908.
Basil Catterns served as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery being severely wounded in the legs in 1917.
In 1920 took his post in the Chief Cashier's office becoming Assistant Chief cashier in 1923, in April 1925 rising to be Deputy ChiefCashier and took over office as Chief cashier in the 27th. March 1929.
He held the office until being appointed an Executive Director on 17th. April 1934.
In March 1936 he succeeded Sir Ernest Harvey as Deputy Governor until he retired in 1945 though he served as a non-executive Director for 2 more years. At 93 he died on the 5th. February 1969.

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