John Clery

Bank: The National Bank

Place of work: Galway branch

Died: 16 August 1917


John Francis Clery was born on 15 August 1897, the son of William Joseph Clery, a bank worker, and his wife Margaret Josephine. In November 1914, when Clery was 17 years old, he went to work for The National Bank at its branch in Galway, Ireland, where his father was the manager.


Clery later left the bank to join the army, and by 1917 was a Captain in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, attached to the Royal Irish Rifles. He died on 16 August 1917, the day after his 20th birthday, of wounds received in action on the Western Front.


John Clery is commemorated on a bank war memorial at the Royal Bank of Scotland London Cavendish Square branch

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