Harold Clayton

Bank: Williams Deacon's Bank

Place of work: Manchester St Ann Street office

Died: 12 December 1943


Harold Bruester Clayton was born in Poynton in 1904, the son of James Clayton, a colliery millwright, and his wife Mary. He had an older sister, Lucy. In September 1922 he went to work for Williams Deacon's Bank, and by 1926 he was based at the bank's Manchester St Ann Street office. 


In October 1941 Clayton left the bank to go on military service as an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy. He was serving on board HMS Tynedale when it was sunk by a U-boat off the coast of Algeria on 12 December 1943. Able Seaman Clayton was one of 73 crewmen who died. He was 39 years old.


Harold Clayton is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester.

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