John Vernon White

Bank: Williams Deacon’s Bank

Place of work: Southport branch

Died: 1 July 1916


John Vernon White was born in Shaw, Lancashire, in 1891, the son of Dr John Hall White and his wife Mary Louise. He worked for Williams Deacon's Bank at its Formby and Southport branches.


During the First World War White left the bank to go on military service, and by 1916 he was a Captain in the Manchester Regiment. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. He was 24 years old.


John White is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester

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