Harry Collinge

Bank: Williams Deacon's Bank

Place of work: Stockport branch

Died: 26 November 1940


Harry Kenneth Collinge was born in Lancashire in 1920, the son of Albert Ernest Collinge and his wife Elsie. He worked for Williams Deacon's Bank at its Stockport branch. 


During the Second World War Collinge left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Sergeant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On 26 November 1940 he was the pilot of a Bristol Blenheim which took off from RAF Watton, Norfolk, on a bombing raid to Cologne. On the way home the plane lost its course and crashed into a hillside in County Durham, killing all three crewmen. Sergeant Collinge was 20 years old.


Harry Collinge is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester.

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