Alexander Donald

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Lanark branch

Died: 18 December 1917


Alexander Donald was born in Browshot, Carnwath, in 1895, the son of John Donald, a farmer, and his wife Mary. In July 1911, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Lanark branch.


In November 1914 Donald joined the army, serving initially as a Private, and later as a Lance Corporal, in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He was discharged from the army in April 1917, having been found no longer physically fit for military service. He died in Carnwath eight months later, on 18 December 1917. He was 22 years old.


Alexander Donald is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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