James Sutherland

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Cupar branch

Died: 9 April 1917


James Neil Sutherland was born in Markinch, Fife, on 21 July 1892, the son of William and Elizabeth Mowat Sutherland. In May 1909, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Markinch branch. He moved to Edinburgh Leven Street branch in August 1914, and to Cupar branch in January 1916.


During the First World War Sutherland left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He was killed in France on 9 April 1917. He was 24 years old.


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

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