William Locke

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Dunfermline branch

Died: 27 August 1943


William Watson Locke was born on 23 July 1921, the son of Henry Watson Locke and his wife Marion Meikle Briggs Locke. In August 1938, not long after his 17th birthday, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Dunfermline branch. 


In May 1940 Locke left the bank to go on military service, becoming a pilot in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying Officer Locke was killed in flying operations over France on 27 August 1943. He was 22 years old. 


William Locke is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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