Harold Chesworth

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Goole branch

Died: 26 June 1943


Harold Chesworth was born on 5 July 1907, the son of Edwin and Emily Chesworth. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its Congleton branch in July 1924. He later served at Doncaster branch, and from January 1940 at Goole branch. A bank colleague later recalled, 'he was universally esteemed by, and popular with, his colleagues in the bank, ever ready and willing to do 'an extra bit' when the need arose.' Outside work he was an accomplished violinist. 


In August 1942 Chesworth left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Aircraftman (2nd Class) Chesworth died of heat exhaustion in a military hospital in India on 26 June 1943. He was 35 years old and left a widow, Mary Constance, whom he had met when they both worked at Westminster Bank's Doncaster branch, and a baby daughter who was born while he was away on active service.


Harold Chesworth is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Goole branch.

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