Leonard Nicoll

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Dundee branch

Died: 26 September 1917


Leonard Orrick Nicoll was born on 13 September 1894, the son of William Nicoll, a grocer and JP, and his wife Isabella. In April 1912, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Dundee Hilltown branch. He became a clerk there in April 1915 and moved to the bank's main Dundee branch the following month.


During the First World War Nicoll left the bank to go on military service, and by 1917 he was a Lieutenant in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), on active service on the Western Front. He was killed in action there on 26 September 1917. He was 23 years old.


Leonard Nicoll is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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