Thomas Alexander

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Selkirk branch

Died: 12 July 1915


Thomas Mitchell Alexander was born on 22 February 1885, the second son of Charles Alexander, a solicitor in the Scottish Borders town of Selkirk. He was educated at Selkirk High School and Edinburgh University, and served his articles as a solicitor with Messrs Dove, Lockhart & Smart in Edinburgh. He later became junior partner in the family law firm of DC & C Alexander, Selkirk. He was Burgh Prosecutor and held a number of other public positions in the town and district.


Alexander's father Charles, in addition to running the legal practice, was agent for National Bank of Scotland in Selkirk. In February 1911 Alexander was appointed joint agent alongside him. Charles died in December that year, and Alexander continued as sole agent.


During the First World War Alexander served as a Lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in the Dardanelles on 12 July 1915. He was 30 years old.


Thomas Alexander is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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