George Annaheim

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Manchester branch

Died: 4 October 1918


George Herbert Annaheim was born in 1892, the son of James Annaheim, a Swiss-born language teacher, and his wife Sophia. He had an older sister, Daisy, and brother, Edward.


The family lived in Bath. In 1908, when George was 16 years old, he went to work as an apprentice in the Bath branch of National Provincial Bank of England. He completed his apprenticeship in 1911, and from the beginning of the following year was promoted to a clerkship, still at Bath branch. He was later transferred to Manchester branch.


Annaheim was a territorial soldier, a Private in the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry. During the First World War he was mobilised, going overseas in November 1914. He was later commissioned into the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Lieutenant George Herbert Annaheim died in France on 4 October 1918. He was 26 years old, and left a widow, Dorothy Albertha, whom he had married the previous year.

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ROGER WILSON April 18 2017 10:59AM

My grandfather was G H Annaheim- 'Erb' to his pals in the Bank . He kept in touch with the Bank throughout his 4 years in the Army He was Mentioned in Dispatches for his part in the 1918 Kaisers Offensive- being only one of 5 officers to survive from his Battn. I am currently writing a memoir of his life based on over 700 letters found in his effects after he was killed a few weeks before the Armistice. His time in the branch including photos will be documented as a chapter entitled 'My Banking Pals' . If anyone can help with identifying his 'pals' from the photos sent to RBS Archive I would be most grateful.