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dalblair



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: COMMERCIAL BANK OF SCOTLAND WW2 Reply with quote

The WW1 Memorial was designed by James Balfour Paul and unveiled on 16th March 1921 by The Earl of Mar&Kellie KT,Deputy Governor.
578 staff served and 99 died.

The WW2 Memorial was designed by Sir Frank Mears,carved by CD`O Pilkington Jackson and unveiled on Saturday 5th April 1952 by Sir Thomas Riddell-Webster,GCB,DSO,DL.
1059 permanent and temporary staff served and 53 died.

Not only are the ratios of serving to dead interesting but also the fact that it took the bank only 3 years to commemorate WW1 but 7 to commemorate WW2.

Both Memorials originally in the Banking Hall, HQ ,14 George Street.
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:04 pm    Post subject: Commercial Bank WW2 memorial. Reply with quote

Thanks to Judy Irons and the security staff at the Royal Bank of Scotland H.Q. at Gogarburn for allowing access to the building and giving permission to photograph the Memorial.
It is situated on a side wall and rather difficult to picture but at least we have it here.






List of names from the Memorial.
Commercial Bank of Scotland Second World War
Anderson, JB
Bell, M
Brownie, RC
Buchanan, AP
Cran, DH
Cruickshank, JM
Cumming, GDC
Davidson, AJ
Douglas, AS
Dundas, R
Dymock, JM
Fairley, JM
Forbes, JG
Forrest, J
Fraser, AR
Gillespie, C
Grant, AM
Gray, RB
Guthrie, T
Harvey, G
Henderson, JM
Hillcoat, NF
Jardine, GC
Johnson, W
Johnston, GC
Lawrence, J
Ling, JGR
McCulloch,
C McIlveen, J
McLean, C
Melrose, AAW
Milne, D
Nicoll, D
Park, J
Patrick, HH
Peebles, W
Peterson, AJ
Polson, ALH
Purgavie, DG
Rennie, JC
Ritchie, WM
Robertson, DR
Sanderson, T Scott, JS
Smart, W
Somerville, JAB
Somerville, JAA
Sproat, J
Watson, AGM
Watson, AM
Wilson, A
Wishart, GS
Young, DC
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not that clear from the photograph but the soldier is holding a Bren Gun rather than the usual rifle.

Adam
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN M. DYMOCK.
John Meikle Dymock age 33 Pilot Officer (141016) 25 Squadron, Fighter Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
John lived at Sherwood Park in Lockerbie, was a member of Lockerbie Tennis Club and was on the staff of the Commercial Bank in Lockerbie before he joined the RAF in 1941 as Sergeant (1372640) and trained as a Navigator. He was commissioned in January 1943 and was flying his Mosquito on a patrol from RAF Church Fenton in Yorkshire when it was shot down over the Bay of Biscay near Brest.
Born 1910 in West Calder, Midlothian. Son of the late Mary (Meikle) Dymock and of Alexander Dalziel Dymock. Husband of Isobel Daly (Ewing) Dymock of 21 Sydney Place, Lockerbie and of Dalzell Place, Stoneyburn, Bathgate who he married in 1939 at Stoneyburn, West Lothian.
Missing in Action on 13 June 1943 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Also named on the Stoneyburn War Memorial and on the Lockerbie War Memorials.
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