David Robertson

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Head Office, Edinburgh

Died: 15 March 1943


David Ronald Robertson was born in Perth on 28 March 1913, the son of James and Maggy McRae Robertson. He worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland at its head office in Edinburgh. 


During the Second World War Robertson left the bank to join the army, becoming an officer in 1940. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese in February 1942, while serving as a Lieutenant in the Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery. He was held in a prisoner of war camp in Singapore until October 1942, when he was one of 600 gunners shipped to Papua New Guinea to undertake forced labour there. Only a handful survived; Lieutenant Robertson died on 15 March 1943. He was 29 years old.  


David Robertson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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