Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Head Office, Edinburgh
Died: 21 September 1918
Benjamin Forbes Meiklejohn was born in Thurso, Caithness, in 1889, the son of James Meiklejohn, a labourer, and his wife Alexandrina. In January 1905 he went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Thurso branch. In October 1909 he moved to the bank's head office in Edinburgh.
In November 1916 Meiklejohn left the bank to go on military service. Private Meiklejohn of the Seaforth Highlanders, attached to the Machine Gun Corps, died of gas poisoning in France on 21 September 1918.
Benjamin Meiklejohn is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
Leave your message of remembrance
If you want to leave a message of remembrance for this fallen member of our staff please send us an email.
Please note that we review every comment before publishing it to make sure that it doesn't breach our posting guidelines so it sometimes takes a day or two for your comments to appear.