James McAdie

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Home Street branch

Died: 12 April 1918 


James David Cormack McAdie was born in Edinburgh in 1897, the first son of William McAdie, a mason, and his wife Mary Ann. In July 1914 he went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland. He worked for a time at Edinburgh West End branch, before moving to Edinburgh Home Street branch.


During the First World War McAdie left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Corporal in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). He was killed in action on the Western Front on 12 April 1918. He was 20 years old.


James McAdie is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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