John Maxwell

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Head Office, Edinburgh

Died: 7 May 1946


John Guthrie Maxwell was born on 6 June 1911, the son of Thomas and Helen Simpson Guthrie Maxwell. In July 1927, not long after his 16th birthday, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Edinburgh Granton branch. In June 1931 he transferred to Leith branch, and in June 1934 to the bank's head office. 


Just before the outbreak of war in September 1939 Maxwell left the bank to go on full time military service. By the end of the war he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. He died on 7 May 1946 from an illness contracted while on active service. He was 34 years old and left a widow, Catherine Macaulay Maxwell. 


John Maxwell is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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