John Sproat

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Head Office, Edinburgh

Died: 26 January 1944


John Sproat was born in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1914, the son of John and Esther W Sproat. He was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy. After leaving school he went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland. 


During the Second World War Sproat left his job at the bank's head office to go on military service. He was commissioned in April 1941 and by 1944 was a Captain in the Royal Artillery. He was killed in action in Italy on 26 January 1944. He was 29 years old and left a widow, Margaret, whom he had married in 1941. 


John Sproat is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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