Peter Simpson

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Stockbridge branch

Died: 15 August 1918


Peter Thomson Simpson was born in Buckhaven, Fife, in 1896, the son of John Simpson, a grocer, and his wife Isabella. In May 1912, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Methil branch. He transferred to Edinburgh Pitt Street branch in April 1915 and to Edinburgh Stockbridge branch in July 1915.


During the First World War Simpson left the bank to join the army, becoming a Gunner in the Howitzer Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, attached to the Royal Marine Artillery. He died in Belgium on 15 August 1918. He was 21 years old.


Peter Simpson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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