George Innes

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 29 August 1918


George Alexander Innes was born in Derby in 1879, the son of James and Mary Innes. He grew up in Glass, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire.


In August 1898 Innes went to work for Coutts & Co in London as a waiter in its luncheon room. He transferred to the bank's messenger staff in March 1908.


In September 1916 Innes left the bank to go on military service as a Private in 14th (London Scottish) Battalion of the London Regiment. He was a first-class shot and was used as a sniper. He spent several weeks in hospital suffering from rheumatism early in 1918, but was later able to return to active service.


Private Innes was killed at Bullecourt on 29 August 1918. He was 39 years old and left a widow, Lucy Annie, whom he had married in 1907, and four children.


George Innes is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Coutts & Co, London 440 Strand.

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Deb Mitchell  November 11 2014 11:07AM

So proud of your commitment to our country and your selfless sacrifice for freedom.