Charles Conolly

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Charles Conolly

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Leeds branch

Died: 13 August 1918

Charles Wilding Conolly was born on 31 July 1882, the son of Alfred Conolly, a Llandudno solicitor, and his wife Catherine.

In October 1898, when he was 16 years old, Conolly went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Wem branch. In January 1902, shortly after completing his three-year apprenticeship, he transferred to Chester branch as a clerk. He later moved to North Shields branch in March 1903, then to Manchester in November 1909. In March 1915 he was appointed cashier at Leeds branch.

In June 1917 Conolly left the bank to go on military service. Lance Corporal Conolly of the Northumberland Fusiliers was taken prisoner in early August 1918, and died in Germany soon afterwards, on 13 August 1918. He was 36 years old, and left a widow, Mary, and daughter, Katherine.

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