Harry Bambridge

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: Leeds Boar Lane branch

Died: 31 March 1918


Harry Liddall Bambridge was born on 27 September 1887, the son of Samuel and Agnes Bambridge of Barnsley. He was educated at Barnsley Grammar School. In 1903, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for London & Yorkshire Bank as an apprentice at its Barnsley branch. At around the same time, the bank was acquired by the larger Union of London & Smiths Bank.


Bambridge stayed at Barnsley branch until 1913, when he was appointed agent in charge of its sub-branches at Hoyland Common and Royston. He later became cashier of the much larger Leeds Boar Lane branch.


During the First World War Bambridge joined the army, initially as a Private in the West Yorkshire Regiment. He was later commissioned into the East Yorkshire Regiment, and first went on overseas service in May 1917. In January 1918 he was awarded the Military Cross.


Second Lieutenant Harry Bambridge died on 31 March 1918, at the age of 30. He left a widow, Amy, whom he had married in 1917.


Harry Bambridge is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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Linda Hutton February 17 2015 3:24PM

Your biography of Harry is very good, such a lot of detail. Thank you! He is remembered in Barnsley on the Holgate Grammar School Old Boys memorial and a folder of information about all the men on that memorial has been deposited with Barnsley Archives. Here is a link to his LFWW entry: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/164045#timeline