John Kernahan

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Barrhead branch

Died: 8 July 1944


John Kernahan was born in 1923, the son of Matthew and Jane Ferguson Kernahan. He worked for National Bank of Scotland at its Barrhead branch.


During the Second World War Kernahan left the bank to go on military service, becoming a wireless operator in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On 8 July 1944 he was part of the crew of a Lancaster bomber which was shot down over France, killing all of the seven-man crew. Pilot Officer Kernahan was 21 years old.


John Kernahan is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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