John Sinclair

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Head Office, Edinburgh

Died: 29 August 1918


John Cleugh Sinclair was born in Edinburgh on 22 July 1899, the son of James Henderson Sinclair, a draper's assistant and buyer, and his wife Emily. He worked for National Bank of Scotland, initially as an apprentice at its Edinburgh Tollcross branch. In May 1916 he transferred to the head office inspector's department.


During the First World War Sinclair left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 29 August 1918. He was 19 years old.


John Sinclair is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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Gordon Cleugh August 05 2015 12:14AM

John was the son of my great great aunt who was born Emily Robertha Cleugh. It seems tragic that he died so young. He was only 19 when he died so guess he would not have been in the army long. I have been tracing members of the Cleugh family and John and his brother James both had Cleugh as a middle name.