RBS Remembers 1914-1918

Selected images from RBS Remembers 1914-1918  © RBS

As part of the national commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, The Royal Bank of Scotland has compiled a website, called 'RBS Remembers 1914-1918', exploring what the war meant for its banks, staff and customers.

To create the site RBS archivists hunted through over 5,000 items in the bank’s own heritage collections to uncover stories of how RBS and its constituent banks coped and contributed during the First World War. The site includes information on the business of banking during the war in the light of banks’ new national responsibilities and their customers’ changing needs; the wartime experiences of the banks’ staff, whether they stayed behind in the banks or joined the armed forces; and the overall legacy of the war for British banking. The site also includes an online memorial to the 1,582 men from RBS and its constituent banks who died on military service during the First World War.

The site is likely to be of interest to family and local historians, students, schools, community groups and the general public.

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Campaign or initiative

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Key artists and exhibits

  • Royal Bank of Scotland history
  • Banking history

RBS Remembers 1914-1918
RBS Archives
6 South Gyle Crescent Lane
EH12 9EG


A site exploring the experience of RBS and its constituent banks during the First World War





0131 334 1428

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