John Stewart

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Glasgow St Vincent Street branch

Died: 31 July 1917


John McAlister Stewart was born in Scotland in 1895, the son of John and Jessie McAlister Stewart. In June 1912, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Campbeltown branch. He moved to Edinburgh Portobello branch in May 1915, and to Glasgow St Vincent Street branch in July 1915.


During the First World War Stewart left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 31 July 1917. He was 22 years old.


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

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