Alexander Lawrie

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Clydebank branch

Died: 7 June 1917


Alexander Lawrie was born in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, in 1895, the son of James and Margaret Lawrie. In June 1912, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Dalmuir branch. In March 1915 he transferred to Clydebank branch.


During the First World War Lawrie left the bank to join the army, and by 1917 he was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Fusiliers, on active service on the Western Front. He was killed in Belgium on 7 June 1917. He was 21 years old.


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

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