Robert Gilmour


Bank: Ulster Bank

Place of work: Pembroke branch

Died: 21 March 1918


Robert Wallace Gilmour worked for Ulster Bank, but in June 1916 he left his job as cashier at the bank's Dublin Pembroke branch to join the army, initially as a Private in the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps. He was commissioned into the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in December 1916.


Second Lieutenant Gilmour died in France on 21 March 1918. A colleague at the bank later recalled, 'it was a privilege to know this gallant officer practically since he entered the bank's service. Genial, kindly, brave and true he possessed to an unusual degree those qualities that make for success in any vocation'.


Robert Gilmour is commemorated on two memorials at Ulster Bank’s Belfast head office: its roll of honour for staff who served in the First World War and its memorial for those who fell.




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