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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Nesbitt, William Alexander



Signaller William Alexander Nesbitt

was born on 26th August 1899 at Toberdowney, Ballynure and was the son of the Rev. Samuel T Nesbitt and Agnes Bailie Nesbitt nee Hill.

In 1901 William was living in house 7, Toberdowney, Ballynure, Co. Antrim with his parents, a nurse, a servant and a sister, Mary Evelyn.

In 1911 William was living in the same house with his parents, a servant, a visitor and 45 siblings; Mary Evelyn, John Herbert, Florence Agnes, Dorothy Sarah, and Gladys Josephine.

Nesbitt joined the Belfast Bank on 16th April 1917 working in Derry, East End and Accountants.



[BBCo, Londonderry branch]



[BBCo, East End branch]



[BBCo, Head Office, Accountants Department]


According to the BBCo records, William Alexander Nesbitt served as a Signaller (Private) with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  However, I am unable to identify him in the on-line databases.

Following his demobilisation after the Great War, Nesbitt returned to work.  His address is recorded as Ingleside, Browns Bay, Islandmagee.  Nesbitt was a member of the Belfast Banking Company Sports Club on 30th March 1946 paying 5 shillings subscription and was worked in Head Office.

Retirement came on 16th April 1962.

Nesbitt died on 23rd September 1978.

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