William Good

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Head Office, Edinburgh

Died: 27 February 1918


William Knight Good was born in Edinburgh on 17 August 1886, the younger son of John Good, an iron merchant, and his wife Jane. In June 1902, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its head office in Edinburgh. In June 1904 he transferred to Edinburgh Blenheim Place branch, and in July 1906 he moved again, to Edinburgh Gorgie branch. In October 1907 he returned to head office, to the accountant's department.


During the First World War Good left the bank to go on military service, and by 1918 he was a Captain in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). He was killed in action in France on 27 February 1918. He was 31 years old.


William Good is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh


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