Robert Webster

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Glasgow branch

Died: 23 July 1918


Robert William Gordon Webster was born on 16 July 1899, the son of Robert Webster, a bank agent, and his wife Jeannie. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and Hillhead High School, Glasgow. In September 1915 Webster followed his father into banking, becoming an apprentice at the Glasgow office of National Bank of Scotland.


In August 1917, shortly after his 18th birthday, Webster left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 23 July 1918. He was 19 years old.


A tribute in Hillhead High School's roll of honour recorded: 'Gordon was of a singularly loveable disposition, and was held in the highest esteem by teachers and classmates alike. Upright in character, honest, and steadfast in purpose, bright, gentle, and sympathetic in disposition, he has left behind a legacy of precious memories.'


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

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