Bank: National Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Leith branch
Died: 16 October 1916
Thomas Gibbs Gordon Sturrock was born in Leith on 31 January 1896, the son of John Sturrock, a wholesale general merchant, and his wife Annie Marie Lloyd Sturrock. In September 1912, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Leith branch. He became a clerk there in September 1915.
During the First World War Sturrock left the bank to join the army. By 1916 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) and Royal Flying Corps, on active service on the Western Front. He died of wounds there on 16 October 1916. He was 20 years old.
Thomas Sturrock is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh.
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