Bank: Williams Deacon’s Bank
Place of work: Chorlton-upon-Medlock branch
Died: 28 March 1918
Edward Rose Ashworth was born in Withington in 1889, the son of Edward Ashworth, a bank worker, and his wife Zillah Rose Ashworth. He followed his father into banking, working for Williams Deacon's Bank at its branches in Newton Heath, Rusholme, Stretford and Chorlton-upon-Medlock.
On 3 September 1914 Ashworth volunteered for the army, leaving his post at the bank's Chorlton-upon-Medlock branch to serve as a Private in the Manchester Regiment. He arrived in France in November 1915. He was wounded in June 1916 but was later able to return to active duty, and in February 1917 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 28 March 1918. He was 28 years old.
Edward Ashworth is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester.
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