James Wallace

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Kilmarnock Riccarton & Glencairn branch

Died: 21 January 1917


James Wallace was born in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, in 1890, the son of James Wallace, a shoemaker, and his wife Jeanie. From 1907 he worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland.


During the First World War Wallace left his job as accountant at the bank's branch in Riccarton, Kilmarnock (with Glencairn sub-branch) to join the army, serving as a Private in the Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 21 January 1917. He was 26 years old.


James Wallace is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.


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