James McIlveen

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Glasgow King's Park branch

Died: 10 September 1942


James McIlveen was born in 1914, the son of Andrew and Helen McKiddy McIlveen of East Kilbride. He worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland at its Glasgow King's Park branch. 


During the Second World War McIlveen left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. By 1942 he held the rank of Pilot Officer. On the night of 10-11 September 1942 he was part of the crew of a Wellington bomber which took off from Wing, Buckinghamshire, on a bombing raid to Dusseldorf. The plane was shot down over Germany and four of the crew, including Pilot Officer McIlveen, were killed. He was 28 years old. 


James McIlveen is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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