Alan Melrose

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Kelso branch

Died: 28 June 1944


Alan Andrew Watt Melrose, also known as Allan, was born in Edinburgh in 1921. He was the son of George Watt Melrose and his wife Hannah Matthew Melrose.  He worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland at its Kelso branch. 


During the Second World War Melrose left the bank to serve in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, becoming a navigator and wireless operator. On 28 June 1944 he was one of two men on board a Mosquito which took off from RAF West Raynham, Norfolk. The plane was shot down over Holland, exploding in mid-air. Warrant Officer Melrose was 23 years old.


Alan Melrose is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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