William Halfpenny

Bank: Parr’s Bank

Place of work: Ashton-under-Lyne branch

Died: 24 November 1918


William Henry Halfpenny was born on 18 September 1886, the son of William and Mary Ann Halfpenny. In May 1902, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for Parr's Bank.


In October 1914 Halfpenny left his job at the bank's Ashton-under-Lyne branch to join the army. He served in the Lancashire Fusiliers, and later became an officer in the Royal Air Force. Lieutenant Halfpenny was accidentally killed while flying on 24 November 1918. He was 32 years old and left a widow, Sarah Anne, whom he had married in 1915.


William Halfpenny is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Ashton Under Lyne branch.


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