James Sidey

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Broughton branch

Died: 20 September 1918


James Randolph Stedman Sidey was born in Aberdeen in 1893.


Sidey began working for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at the bank's Edinburgh Hunter Square branch in March 1910, at the age of 17. Subsequently, in June 1913, he transferred to Edinburgh Broughton branch.


Sidey served as a soldier during the First World War, leaving his job at the bank to join the army. He was killed in France on 20 September 1918, when he was serving as a Private in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was around 25 years old.


James Sidey is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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