John Berwick

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Head Office, Edinburgh

Died: 26 October 1917


John Berwick was born in Kirkcaldy in 1894, the son of John Berwick, a farmer, and his wife Emily Berwick. He began working for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Meigle branch in May 1910, when he was 15. In September 1913 he moved to the bank's Stirling branch, and then in June 1914 was temporarily transferred to head office in Edinburgh.


During the First World War Berwick served as a Private in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in Belgium on 26 October 1917. He was 23 years old.


John Berwick is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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