Harold Barclay

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Burntisland branch

Died: 13 November 1916


Harold William Barclay was born in Bombay, India, on 29 December 1893, the son of Helen and James Gray Barclay. In 1909, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland. In October 1915 he was appointed accountant at the bank's Burntisland branch.


Barclay attested for military service in January 1916. He was mobilised two months later, and posted to the Western Front in May 1916. He was wounded in October 1916, but returned to duty a few days later. Private Harold William Barclay of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) was killed in action on the Western Front on 13 November 1916. He was 22 years old.


Harold Barclay is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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