Archibald Peterson

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh North Bridge branch

Died: 3 August 1940


Archibald James Peterson was born in Leith on 4 August 1904, the son of Archibald James and Ann Peterson. In 1920 he joined the Royal Navy, serving at sea for at least the next eight years. He later went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland, probably as a messenger. 


During the Second World War Peterson left his job at the bank's Edinburgh North Bridge branch to rejoin the Royal Navy. He was killed on 3 August 1940 as part of the crew of the submarine HMS Thames, lost on that date and thought to have been struck by a mine off the coast of Norway. Leading Signalman Peterson was 35 years old and left a widow, Doris.  


Archibald Peterson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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