John Speedie

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Juniper Green branch

Died: 14 June 1915


John Gibson Speedie was born in Scotland in 1892, the only son of John Speedie, a grain merchant, and his wife Janet. From 1908 he worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland, and in March 1914 he was appointed accountant at the bank's Juniper Green branch near Edinburgh.


During the First World War Speedie left the bank to go on military service, and by 1917 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), on active service in France. He was killed in action there on 14 June 1917. He was 25 years old.


He was a recipient of the French Médaille Militaire.


John Speedie is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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