William Sutherland

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Leven Street branch

Died: 2 October 1918


William Lachlan Sutherland was born in Aberdeen in around 1897, the son of William Fraser Sutherland, a fishmonger, and his wife Hannah. In October 1914, when Sutherland was 17 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Edinburgh Leven Street.


In April 1916 Sutherland left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in Belgium on 2 October 1918. He was 21 years old.


William Sutherland is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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