Andrew Cheyne

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Andrew Cheyne

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Leith Walk branch

Died: 14 April 1915

Andrew Cheyne was born in Edinburgh on 4 April 1896, the son of Robert Cheyne, clerk to the Church of Scotland Foreign Mission Committee, and his wife Violette. In June 1913, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Edinburgh Leith Walk branch.

Early in the First World War Cheyne left the bank to join the army, serving as a Corporal in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). He died on 14 April 1915 of wounds received when his battalion's billets near Ypres were shelled. He was 19 years old.

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