Robert Paton

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Wishaw branch

Died: 17 May 1942


Robert McIlwraith Paton was born in Dalziel, Lanarkshire in 1919, the son of Jean and William Paton. He worked as a clerk at Wishaw branch of National Bank of Scotland.


During the Second World War Paton left the bank to go on war service in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On 17 May 1942 he was part of the four-man crew of a Beaufort bomber which took off from RAF Wick, Caithness, on a shipping strike off the coast of Norway. The plane was shot down, killing all on board. Sergeant Paton was 22 years old. 


Robert Paton is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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