Herbert Green Ainsworth

Bank: Manchester & County Bank

Place of work: Bolton branch

Died: 9 October 1917


Herbert Green Ainsworth was born in Bolton on 7 June 1894, the son of Green Ainsworth, a director in a cotton spinning business, and his wife Lilian. He was educated at Bolton Grammar School. In February 1911, when Ainsworth was 16 years old, he went to work for Manchester & County Bank at its Bolton branch.


In November 1915 Ainsworth joined the Manchester University Officers Training Corps, but as an extra-mural member was forced to leave when new regulations were introduced. The following month he joined the London Regiment, and was later commissioned into the Manchester Regiment. Second Lieutenant Ainsworth was killed in action in Belgium on 9 October 1917. He was 23 years old. 



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Graham McLeod June 28 2016 5:18PM

2nd Lt Ainsworth was serving with D Company of the 2/9th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment when he was killed on the 9th of October. The 2/9th were part of the 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division which attacked Poelcappelle on that day. This was part of the Third Battle of Ypres, so 2nd Lt Ainsworth was killed in Belgium and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.


NatWest Group Remembers team June 29 2016 8:56AM

Graham, many thanks for the additional information. I have amended Ainsworth's biography above to reflect it.