John Arnold

Bank: Williams Deacon’s Bank

Place of work: Head Office, Manchester

Died: 1 February 1918 


John Arnold was born in Annan on 8 May 1867, the son of John Arnold and his wife Nicholas. In about 1896 he married his wife Hannah, and they had five children together: Grace, John, George, Jack and Phyllis.


After retiring from a career in the Royal Navy Arnold took a job as a messenger at the Manchester head office of Williams Deacon's Bank. He was recalled to the navy during the First World War. He died on 1 February 1918, while serving as a Chief Petty Officer on HMS Renown. He was 50 years old.


John Arnold is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester

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