John McCord

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Rothesay branch

Died: 24 March 1918 


John McCord was born in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute in 1898. In June 1915, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Rothesay branch.


In June 1916 McCord left his job at the bank to join the army. By 1918 he was a Lance Corporal in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, on active service in France. He was killed in action there on 24 March 1918.


John McCord is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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Murdo Ross November 4 2018 9:00PM

My wife and I visited my grand nephew  John McCord at the Pozieres War Memorial on the centenary of his death on 24 March 2018. As on previous visits a pot of Scottish Heather was left.

I shall be taking There But Not There TOMMY’s to both  our families in New Zealand in December.