William Brierley

Bank: Manchester & County Bank

Place of work: New Mills branch

Died: 26 September 1917


William Hunstone Brierley was born on 21 November 1896, the son of William and Mary Brierley. In September 1912, when he was 17 years old, he started working for Manchester & County Bank.


In November 1914 Brierley left this job at the bank's New Mills branch to join the army. He was commissioned into the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), and by 1917 had reached the rank of Captain. He was killed in action in France on 26 September 1917. He was 20 years old.

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