Edwin Bettington

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Leominster branch

Died: 8 October 1916


Edwin George Bettington was born on 25 September 1896, the son of Edward James Bettington, an architect and surveyor, and his wife Annie Ellen Bettington. He was educated at Hereford Cathedral School.


In December 1913, when he was 17 years old, Bettington went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Leominster branch.


During the First World War Bettington joined the army, serving as a Private in the Royal Fusiliers. He died on 8 October 1916 from wounds received in action on the Somme. He was 20 years old.

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Claire Richards (Bettington) April 22 2018 20:41PM

I am a Great Niece of Edwin and have just come across this piece of information about Edwin’s work history prior to the war.

Edwin’s brother, Eric, was very proud of his brother and kept his medals safe.  We are now in possession of these medals and my daughter - Edwin’s great, great niece, has visited his grave in Longveul cemetery.

Thank you for giving us this missing piece of information on Edwin.