Colin Sellar

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Peterhead branch

Died: 28 October 1918


Colin Philip Sellar was born in Boddam, Aberdeenshire, in 1899, the son of John and Ann Stephen Sellar. In May 1916 he joined Commercial Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Peterhead branch.


In 1918 Sellar left his job at the bank to go on military service. He died on 28 October 1918 of wounds received in action in France whilst serving as a Private in the Gordon Highlanders. He was 18 years old.


Colin Sellar is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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Stuart Sellar October 17 2018 9:10PM

My Great Uncle Colin gave his life, so that future generations could live their  lives free, from the tyranny that we may have been subjected to, if ordinary men like him had not given  the ultimate sacrifice.

Our family will be holding a small remembrance in Boddam, at the war memorial, where he is also commemorated, next Sunday on the 28th October, the 100th anniversary of his death.

Many members of our family have visited his final resting place in a small graveyard near Cambrai in France.

Lest we forget. 

Stuart Sellar