James Elliot

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh West End branch

Died: 22 November 1917


James Brown Elliot was born in Edinburgh in 1895, the younger son of John Elliot, a law cashier, and his wife Margaret. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. In May 1912 he went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland as an apprentice, and in February 1914 he was appointed to the staff of the bank's Edinburgh West End branch.


Elliot was a territorial soldier, having joined the Bankers' Company of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) in 1913. He was mobilised at the outbreak of war, leaving the bank to go on active service. He fought in the Gallipoli campaign. In 1916 he was promoted to Corporal. He served in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine, and in August 1917 was commissioned.


Second Lieutenant James Brown Elliot of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), attached to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was killed in action at Nebi Samwil, Palestine, on 22 November 1917. He was 22 years old.


James Elliot is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.



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