Alexander Gibson

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Cockenzie branch

Died: 22 May 1915


Alexander Scott Gibson was born in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, in 1890, the son of James Gibson, a schoolmaster, and his wife Anne. He worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland.


During the First World War Gibson left his job at the bank's Cockenzie branch to join the army, becoming a Serjeant in the 7th Battalion of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). He was killed in the Quintinshill train disaster on 22 May 1915, when a night express train from London crashed into the earlier collision of a local passenger train and a troop train. He was 24 years old.


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

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