William Warden

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Canonmills branch

Died: 27 November 1917


William Herbert Warden was born in Joppa, Edinburgh, on 9 July 1896, the eldest son of Thomas Warden, a stationery traveller, and his wife Gertrude Mary. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh and Dollar Institution. In November 1914, when he was 18, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Edinburgh Canonmills branch.


In November 1915 Warden left the bank to join the army, initially in the Scottish Horse. He transferred to the 6th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry in March 1917, and in May was attached to the Berkshire Yeomanry. He was posted to Egypt the following month. Private William Herbert Warden was killed in action on the Zeitoun Ridge, near Jerusalem, on 27 November 1917. He was 21 years old.


William Warden is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh


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