Iain MacGregor

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Kinlochleven branch

Died: 27 August 1943


Iain Charles Fordyce MacGregor was born on 15 April 1911, the fourth child and only son of the Reverend John MacGregor and his wife, of Fordyce. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School.


In July 1928 MacGregor went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Inverness branch. In November 1938 he transferred to Kinlochleven branch. 


In August 1940 MacGregor left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Leading Aircraftman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was posted to the Far East in summer 1941, and was still there the following February when Singapore fell. MacGregor was taken prisoner by the Japanese and subsequently transferred to Indonesia, where he died on 27 August 1943. He was 32 years old.


Iain MacGregor is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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