Frederick Hooley

Bank: Parr's Bank
Place of work: Chesterfield branch
Died: 30 September 1915


Frederick Cecil Hooley was born in Derbyshire in 1897, the son of Fred and Mary Elizabeth Hooley. He was educated at Bingley Grammar School, Yorkshire, and in May 1914 he went to work for Parr's Bank at its Chesterfield branch.


Outside work Hooley was a territorial soldier, and when war broke out in 1914 he was mobilised with his battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He went to France in February 1915, and took part in the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Hooge. Private Frederick Cecil Hooley was killed in action in France on 30 September 1915. He was 18 years old.


His obituary in the bank's staff magazine noted that his brief service in the bank had been enough time 'to earn the appreciation of the rest of the staff and to give evidence, by his energy, brightness and intelligence, of a successful future had not the war so early cut short his life'.


Frederick Hooley is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Chesterfield branch.

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