Peter Keddie

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Peter Keddie

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Edinburgh Portobello branch

Died: 9 November 1918

Peter Keddie was born on 17 November 1897, the son of James Keddie, a bank messenger, and his wife Georgina. In August 1914, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Leith branch. He became a clerk there in August 1917, and in October of that year moved to Portobello branch.

During the First World War Keddie left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). He died of pneumonia on 9 November 1918, two days before the signing of the Armistice. He was 20 years old.

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