Bank: Sheffield Banking Co
Place of work: Sheffield branch
Died: 10 April 1918
Alfred Utley was born in Elsecar, Yorkshire, on 22 March 1899, the son of Harry Cecil Utley, a colliery clerk and cashier, and his wife Mary Hannah. He was educated at Elsecar Elementary School and Holgate Grammar School in Barnsley. After leaving school in 1915 he went to work for Sheffield Banking Co in Sheffield.
During the First World War Utley left the bank to enlist as a Private in the West Yorkshire Regiment. He later transferred to the Border Regiment.
Private Alfred Utley died in Belgium on 10 April 1918 of wounds sustained in a shell impact. He was 19 years old. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
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NatWest Group Remembers team June 29 2016 8:56AM
Many thanks to Jane Ainsworth for helping us to improve Alfred Utley's biography by sharing information she gathered while researching former pupils of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School, including Utley, who died in the First World War. Fuller details are included in her memorial book to the school's old boys, deposited at Barnsley Archives.