David Swan

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Portobello branch

Died: 12 July 1915


David Swan was born in Portobello, near Edinburgh, in 1896, the son of William Swan, a railway goods guard, and his wife Ann. In July 1911, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Portobello branch.


Early in the First World War Swan left the bank to join the army. Private Swan of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) was killed in action in the Dardanelles on 12 July 1915. He was 19 years old.


David Swan is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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