Alan Welsh

Bank: Parr’s Bank

Place of work: Pendleton branch

Died: 25 April 1918


Alan James Welsh was born in Lower Broughton, Salford, in 1898, the son of William John Clayton Welsh, a rates collector for Salford Corporation, and his wife Alice. In September 1914 he went to work for Parr's Bank as an apprentice at its Pendleton branch.


In February 1917 Welsh left the bank to go on military service, and by the following year he was a Lance Corporal in the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). He was killed in action in Flanders on 25 April 1918. He was 19 years old. The bank's staff magazine noted that 'He will be remembered for his beautiful disposition, cheerfulness and willingness.'


Alan Welsh is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Monton branch.

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