James Davidson

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Kirkwall branch

Died: 18 May 1915


James Donald Davidson was born on 10 November 1889, the only son of Donald and Emily Davidson. In February 1907, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Inverness branch. He became a clerk there in February 1910, and in July 1914 transferred to Kirkwall branch.


During the First World War Davidson joined the army, serving as a Private in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action at Festubert, France on 18 May 1915. He was 25 years old.


James Davidson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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