James Glendinning

Bank: Ulster Bank

Place of work: Downpatrick branch

Died: 22 December 1943


James Edgar Glendinning was born on 7 February 1909, the son of John Clements Glendinning, a Northern Irish politician and newspaper proprietor, and his wife Mary Frances. In June 1927 he went to work for Ulster Bank at its head office in Belfast. In February 1928 he moved to Larne branch, then back to head office in October 1930, to Belfast Shaftesbury Square branch in January 1931 and to Downpatrick branch in July 1938. 


In January 1942 Glendinning left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying Officer Glendinning was reported missing, later confirmed dead, on 22 December 1943, when his aircraft crashed into the sea on an operation. He was 34 years old.


James Glendinning is commemorated on two memorials at Ulster Bank’s Belfast head office: its roll of honour for staff who served in the Second World War and its memorial for those who fell.

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