Roderick MacLennan

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Aberdeen branch

Died: 23 April 1917


Roderick MacLennan was born on 8 May 1880, the son of Kenneth and Isabella MacLennan. In September 1896, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Nairn branch. He became a clerk there in September 1899. In February 1910 he moved to Aberdeen branch, and in June 1912 he became a teller there.


During the First World War MacLennan left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Serjeant in the Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 23 April 1917. He was 36 years old.


Roderick MacLennan is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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