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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Bank of Scotland Reply with quote

This is the memorial plaque to the Bank of Scotland, situated inside the banks Headquarters on The Mound in Edinburgh. I was told that due to this it's off-limits to the public. However, I think if you said you had a relative on it they would let you in to have a look.

I managed to get in by showing them my staff ID. However, they still had to contact the Press Office to see if I could take photographs!

These photos don't give you any idea of the size of this memorial. I had to step back so far to get it all in that I ended up in another room!



First World War names:



Second World War names:



This is one of the memorials I'm researching, so if any of these names ring a bell with anyone, get in touch!
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DerekR
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David,
Thanks for posting these pics of what is a hidden gem.
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Bank of Scotland Reply with quote

David,
is this memorial still within the building on the Mound?
I saw a memorial within the Bank of Scotland office on St Andrew Square which looked similar - did not have camera at the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this is still in The Mound.

The one you are referring to is the memorial for the British Linen Bank.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

267068 James Gordon Falconer on this memorial was an employee at the Carnoustie Bank of Scotland.
He is listed on the Barry memorial (under the R.E.) and has a lengthy biography in the Arbroath & District RoH.

S/9039 Joseph Hanton is on the Arbroath, Arbroath High School and St. Vigean's memorials. Although this memorial incorrectly lists him as a Pte when he was a L/Cpl.
According to his biography in the Arbroath RoH Hanton worked at the Arbroath branch until he was appointed head clerk in Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:06 am    Post subject: Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Does anyone know if the Bank published a Roll of Honour with/without pics?
If so does anyone have a copy/access?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My list of sources provided by the Bank archives has:


• WWI - Bank of Scotland Roll of Honour, 1914-1918. List of Members of Staff who served in His Majesty's Forces during the Great War 1914-1918.
Those marked with X killed in action or died of wounds


Not sure if it was printed for internal use, or if it was generally available.

I there's a particular name you're looking for let me know and I'll check my sources, as I have quite a fair amount of info on the men on the memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the first time I've become aware of this memorial - so thanks for the prompt guys.

The name GAVIN BARBOUR sounded familiar and turned out to be one of "mine" Smile

He's named on the Kirkbean Parish War Memorial, formerly in Kirkcudbrightshire, as:

L-Corp. G. BARBOUR, R. S. TALLOWQUHAIRN

Gavin Barbour – age 21 – Lance Corporal (38221) 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly L/Cpl. (3639) Royal Scots.
Gavin served his apprenticeship as a banker with the Bank of Scotland in Dumfries before becoming a Teller at the Strathaven Branch, Lanarkshire.
He enlisted in January 1915 in the KOSB before transferring to Royal Scots and then to the KOYLI.
The family grave inscription in Kirkbean Churchyard has him as “Royal Scots attached to 8th KOYLI”
Born 1896 at New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Francis and Margaret (Graham) Barbour of West Park, Beeswing, Kirkcudbrightshire.
The family were resident at Tallowquhairn Farm in 1901.
Died of Wounds – 21 September 1917 at a Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
Commonwealth War Grave – Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Gordon Falconer Reply with quote

David,
I could use any extra info/pic on this man.
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Hugh
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Hugh, I don't have any more than what was printed in the Arbroath Roll of Honour:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BAIRD, JAMES. CPL.

Named on the Castle Douglas War Memorial in Kirkcudbrightshire as:

CPL. JAS. BAIRD LONDON REG.
James Baird – age 23 – Lance Sergeant (6534 & 533298) 1/15th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Princes of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
James served his apprenticeship in the Bank of Scotland in Castle Douglas and he was working in the Kelso branch when he enlisted.
Born 1894 at Castle Douglas in Kelton parish. Son of James and Isabella (Brydson) Baird of Glenrigg Place, Castle Douglas.
Killed in Action on 6 April 1918 and buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the St. George's Church memorial, now in the Castle Douglas Parish Church.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GILLONE, ALEXANDER PTE.

Named on the Gatehouse-of-Fleet War Memorial in Kirkcudbrightshire as:

ALEXR. GILLONE K.O.S.B.

Alexander Gillone – age 20 – Private (23718) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander served his apprenticeship in the Bank of Scotland in Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire and was a prizeman of the Institute of Bankers' Associates in May 1916. He enlisted that month. He was wounded at Cambrai and killed near Laventie.
(Source: Aberdeen Journal 15/5/1916 p.4 - Banker Examination Passes and D&G Standard 1/5/1918 p.3)
Born 1897 in Edinburgh. Son of James McKie Gillone and of Jane (Kennedy) Gillone of Fleet Street, Gatehouse-of-Fleet.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Anwoth Parish Church memorial and on the Girthon and Anwoth United Free Church memorial, both now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JACKSON, WALTER, LT.

Named on the Lockerbie War Memorial as:

LT. WALTER JACKSON, CAVALRY.
Walter Jackson – age 23 – Lieutenant, 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Walter was employed in the Bank of Scotland in Lockerbie when he enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. He was a Lance Corporal when he was commissioned in the Regiment in April 1915.
The 1/1st Battalion landed at Gallipoli in October 1915 as dismounted troops and in early 1916 they moved to Egypt where in January 1917 the regiment merged with the Ayrshire Yeomanry to form the 12th Royal Scots Fusiliers.
(Source:D&G Standard 14&17/11/1917 p.2&5 and London Gazette 13/4/1915 p.3689)
Born 1894 in Kirkburn, Dryfesdale. Son of John and Margaret Scott (Renwick) Jackson of Beochwood, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 9 November 1917. and buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie and on the Bank of Scotland memorial in Edinburgh.

Note: SDGW, SNWM, Soldiers effects and the local newspaper give his date of death as 8 November and that he was a Lieutenant in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry attached to the Royal Scots Fusiliers..
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