Bank: District Bank
Place of work: Didsbury branch
Died: 5 May 1945
Herbert Hargreaves Binns was born in Heaton Moor, Lancashire, on 21 September 1904, the son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Binns. He joined the staff of Manchester & County Bank as a junior at its Manchester 55 King Street branch in September 1921. He worked at a number of branches in Manchester including Piccadilly, Corn Exchange and West Point. In 1935 County Bank, as it was then known, was taken over by District Bank and Herbert Hargreaves became an employee of this bank. He moved to Manchester Kingsway branch in 1936, to the bank's head office later in the same year and to Didsbury branch in March 1937.
After the outbreak of the Second World War Binns contributed to the war effort by serving in the civilian Royal Observer Corps, but in November 1942 he left the bank to go on full-time military service, joining the Intelligence Corps. Sergeant Binns died of scarlet fever in Germany on 5 May 1945. He was 40 years old and left a widow, Ethelle Nora, and three children.
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