Alexander McGlashan

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Kirkintilloch branch

Died: 2 January 1944


Alexander Neill McGlashan was born on 24 September 1911, the son of James McGlashan, a schoolmaster, and his wife Elizabeth. He joined the staff of National Bank of Scotland in February 1928 as an apprentice at its Kirkcudbright branch. On completing his apprenticeship three years later he stayed on at Kirkcudbright as a clerk. He later transferred to Kirkintilloch branch. Outside work he was a keen amateur golfer.


During the Second World War McGlashan left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed, along with the rest of the eight-man crew of his Lancaster bomber, on a raid over Germany on 2 January 1944. He was 32 years old.


Alexander McGlashan is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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