Charles Backhouse

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Charles Backhouse

 

Bank: Manchester & County Bank

Place of work: Oldham branch

Died: 23 July 1916

 

Charles Frederick Backhouse was born in Oldham on 2 June 1883, the son of John James Backhouse, a county court clerk, and his wife Emma. In July 1899, when Backhouse was 16 years old, he went to work for Manchester & County Bank.

In September 1914 Backhouse left his job at the bank's Oldham branch to join the army, serving as a Private in the Manchester Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme on 23 July 1916. He was 33 years old.

 

 

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