Bank: National Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Hawick branch
Died: 26 April 1943
Alastair Pollitt was born on 5 January 1909, the son of Isobel Dallas and Richard Ross Pollitt. He joined the staff of National Bank of Scotland in January 1925 as an apprentice at its Paisley branch. He became a clerk there in 1928 and later moved to Hawick branch. A keen sportsman, he became captain of Hawick and Wilton cricket clubs and also played rugby for Hawick A team.
During the Second World War Pollitt left the bank to serve in the army. By 1943 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots, attached to the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) on active service in North Africa. He was wounded and taken prisoner there, and died on 26 April 1943. He was 34 years old and left a widow, Mary, whom he had married in 1940.
Alastair Pollitt is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh.
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