George Wishart

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Eyemouth branch

Died: 23 May 1943


George Sinclair Wishart was born in Eyemouth, Berwickshire, in 1921, the son of SJ Wishart and his wife Ina. He worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland at its Eyemouth branch. 


During the Second World War Wishart left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, becoming a navigator. On 23 May 1943 he was part of the seven-man crew of a Stirling bomber which took off from RAF Downham Market, Norfolk on a mission to Dortmund. During the raid their plane was struck by flak and crashed, killing all on board. Sergeant Wishart was 21 years old.


George Wishart is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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