End of Service

Detail from Bank of Scotland salary ledger, 1908-1919.

Detail from Bank of Scotland salary ledger, 1908-1919.

This detail is from a Bank of Scotland salary ledger. The names of two men have been scored out in red ink, the manner of their deaths briefly recorded.

James Eadie, a clerk at the Glasgow Office, was killed in action at the Battle of Arras. He was 24.  At the time he was serving as a lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders.

Andrew McQueen, a clerk at the Sauchiehall Street branch, drowned whilst serving as paymaster lieutenant on the salvage ship Hughli. He was 26. The vessel sank off the Belgian coast after hitting a mine. Nineteen of the crew were lost.  McQueen is one of a number of staff who were killed in the months after the armistice, before they were demobilised.

In all, 16 men from the Glasgow and District branches gave their lives.

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