Bank: National Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Edinburgh Tollcross branch
Died: 3 May 1917
David Taylor Neill was born in Edinburgh on 5 January 1887, the son of John Neill, an engineer and machine hand, and his wife Mary Hood Neill. In April 1903, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Edinburgh Canonmills branch. In August 1907 he became a clerk at Edinburgh Tollcross branch.
During the First World War Neill left the bank to join the army, and by 1917 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), on active service on the Western Front. He was killed in action there on 3 May 1917. He was 30 years old.
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