Alexander Graham

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Leith branch

Died: 24 August 1918


Alexander Bell Graham was born in Edinburgh in 1891, the third son of Adam Graham, a railway guard, and his wife Jane Smith Graham. In January 1907 he went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Leith branch. In March 1911 he moved to the bank's head office secretary's department. From October 1912 he worked briefly as accountant at Edinburgh Warrender Park branch, before returning to head office in December of that year. In October 1915 he moved to Leith branch.


During the First World War Graham left the bank to join the army, serving as a Private in the Scots Guards. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 24 August 1918. He was 28 years old.


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

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