Where can I find the archives of the National Bank of India ?
Robert Leonard HIRD worked for the bank from 1897 to 1946. We know he was
in Madras, Aden and Colombo before returning to London in 1928.
I have now obtained his death certificate and found his obituary in the
Times. (see below) he held significant posts and we hope we can find
references to him.
As a senior manger in India etc would he also appear in local newspapers?
If so how do we find those?
Obituary in The Times of 22 August 1956
Mr Robert Leonard Hird, who died at Bournemouth recently at the age of 79,
had been a director of the National Bank of India for over 10 years. He
joined the staff of the bank in1897 and served 28 of the 59 years he was
with the bank in the Far East. He was appointed inspector of branches in
1928 and subsequently London manager. In 1942 he became general manager and
served in the post until January, 1946. In in the previous August,
however, he had been elected to the board and retained his seat until his