Chief Cashier of the Bank of England between 1929 and 1934, Basil Gage Catterns was born on 20 June 1886. He entered banking in 1908 and fought in the 1st World War, sustaining severe leg injuries. He entered the office of the Chief Cashier in 1920, became Assistant in 1923 and Deputy in 1925, before becoming Chief Cashier. In 1934 he was appointed an Executive Director, then rose to the position of Deputy Governor before retiring in 1945 and acting as a non-Executive until 1947. BG Catterns died on 5 February 1969.
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