Robert Scrimgeour

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Aberdeen branch

Died: 17 February 1917


Robert Campbell Scrimgeour was born on 27 April 1897, the son of Thomas Scrimgeour, a School Board Medical Officer inspector in Aberdeen. In August 1913, at the age of 16, he joined National Bank of Scotland and worked as an apprentice at its Aberdeen branch.


During the First World War he left his job at the bank to join the army. He was killed in action on 17 February 1917 of wounds received in action on the Somme whilst serving as a Private in the Royal Fusiliers. He was 19 years old.


Robert Scrimgeour is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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