Edgar Whitehead

Bank: Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co

Place of work: Ashton-under-Lyne branch

Died: 11 September 1917


Edgar Leech Whitehead was born on 30 April 1881, the son of Edwin and Hannah Whitehead. In August 1889 he went to work for Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co as a junior at its Denton branch. He was promoted to a clerkship there in 1903. In 1908 he was transferred to the bank's Oldham branch, and in 1913 to its Ashton-under-Lyne branch.


In November 1915 Whitehead left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Manchester Regiment. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 24 July 1918. He was 37 years old.

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