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Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st October, 1919. 314.

BoYES, George Maxwell — Petty Officer, R.N.C.V.R. 'Born
28th August, 1893, in England. Father, Frank Campbell Boyes
(retired). Educated at Chester College and St. Oswald's College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern
Townships Bank. Enlisted, 17th September, 1917, from Calgary
branch, in No. 2 Company, Pacific Sub-Division, R.N.C.V.R.,
with the rank of Seaman. Promoted Petty Officer, 28th Novem-
ber, 1917. Service: Engaged in Mine-sweeping and Patrol work.
Eastern Coast. DemobiUzed, 27th April, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 5th June, 1919.



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Boyle, Alexander Findlay — Sergeant, M.S.M. Born 3rd
May, 1886, at Greenock, Scotland. Father, George Boyle, Works
Manager. Educated at Dalziel High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 2nd January, 1914. Enlisted, December, 1915, from
Head Office, Toronto, in 3rd Canadian Ambulance Workshop, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Canadian Mechanical
Transport Company, 8th August, 1916. Promoted Corporal, 8th
August, 1916; Sergeant, 10th October, 1916. Service: Chauffeur
to Major-General Sir David Watson, K.C.B., C.M.G., (G.O.C.,
4th Canadian Division).

Awarded
The Meritorious Service Medal
for
Continuous Good Work
Between the Line and Divisional Headquarters.

Brackley, Clarence James — Private. Born 9th April,
1896, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, James Brackley
(retired). Educated at Harbord Collegiate Institute, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st October, 1913. Enlisted, 6th
July, 1917, from Lindsay branch, in Canadian Army Service Corps,
with the rank of Private. Service: Engaged in clerical work at
Barracks Stores, Military Depot No. 2, Ontario. Demobilized,
31st January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th
February, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 30th
January, 1920, on account of ill health.

Bradley, William Brown Clark — Private, U.S. Army.
Born 25th October, 1890, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father,
Albert Bradley, Banker (deceased) . Educated at Sarnia Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th June, 1907.
Enlisted, September, 1917, from New York agency, in the Mounted
Police, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 27th Corps,
American Expeditionary Force. Principal actions: Hindenburg
Line, La Belle River, Jonc de Mer Ridge, Guillemont Farm, Queen-
mont Farm, St. Maurice River, Vierstraat Ridge, 1918. Demobil-
ized, 1st April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 28th April,
1919.

+BRAKE, Frederick Carlton James — Second Lieutenant.
Born 1st December, 1894, at Aldershot, Hants, England. Father,
Timothy Francis Brake, Major and Quartermaster, Royal Army
Medical Corps. Educated at St. Patrick's Cathedral School,
Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th March, 1911.



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Enlisted, 22nd June, 1915, from Vancouver branch, in 4th Canadian
General Hospital, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Officers'
Training Company and 10th Worcestershire Regiment. Promoted
Second Lieutenant, 1917. Service: About twelve months with
the 4th Canadian General Hospital at Salonika, as a Corporal.
The actions in which he engaged, in France, are not recorded.
Killed in Action, in the German Advance, on or about 21st
March, 1918.

Brander, Alastair Ian — Lieutenant. Born 30th December,
1883, at Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland. Father, James
Brander (deceased). Master Mariner. Educated at Bannister
Court School, and Woolston College, Southampton. Entered the
service of the Bank, 9th May, 1912. EnHsted, 22nd September,
1914, from Winnipeg branch, in 11th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Headquarters, Canadian
Training Division, July, 1915; Sub-Staff, Director of Recruiting
and OrgamSiation, October, 1915. Promoted Colour Sergeant,
October, 1914; Company Sergeant-Major, October, 1914; Regi-
mental Sergeant-Major, 14th November, 1914. Lieutenant, 25th
January, 1916. Joined 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles)
September, 1918, and remained with them until recalled for duty
with 3rd Echelon, General Headquarters, December, 1918. Sub-
sequent occupation: Farmings

Brawley, Gerald Maurice — Captain. Born 28th March,
1893, at Grand Valley, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Brawley
(retired). Educated at Orangeville Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 1st June, 1909. Enlisted, December, 1914,
from Smith's Falls branch, in 42nd (Lanark and Renfrew) Militia
Regiment, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 146th
Canadian Battalion, December, 1915; 95th Reserve Battalion,
October, 1916; Royal Air Force, 1st July, 1917. Promoted
Captain, December, 1915. Service: Nine months continuous
flying, as a pilot, on the Macedonian front.

Mentioned in Despatches

(General Milne, G.O.C., Salonica Forces, 1918)
for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th May, 1919.

Bray, Vivian Morcom — Gunner. Born 14th April, 1887, at
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Father, Samuel Bray, Chief Surveyor,
Department of Indian Affairs, Ottawa. Educated at Ottawa Model



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School and Ottawa Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of
the Bank, 3rd December, 1906. Enlisted, 5th August, 1915, from
Ottawa branch, in 25th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Transferred to "E" Battery, Canadian
Anti-Aircraft Artillery, 22nd July, 1918. Principal actions: Ypres,
Somme, 1916; Hill 70, Vimy, Passchendaele, 1917, and the final
offensive of the War, in 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank,
2nd July, 1919.

Breaket, Alexander Gratdon — Warrant Officer, R.N.C.V.R.
Born 27th May, 1896, at Monaghan, Ireland. Father, H. John
Breakey (retired). Educated at Monaghan Model School, and
Campbell's School. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th June,
1913. Enlisted, 4th June, 1918, from Kamloops branch, in Royal
Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve, with the rank of Warrant
Officer. Appointed Wireless Telegraphy Operator on H.M.S.
"Rainbow," on the Pacific Coast. Subsequent occupation: Wireless
Operator on a Greek Transport running between New York and
France, and Constantinople and Greece.

Note: Mr. Breakey was precluded from active service Over-
seas, on medical grounds, having repeatedly endeavoured without
success to enlist in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

•frBHEAKET, Henry Leopold — Lieutenant. Born 2nd April,
1895, at Monaghan, Ireland. Father, H. John Breakey (retired).
Educated at Model School, Monaghan, and Campbell's College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 20th July, 1912. Enlisted, 31st
August, 1915, from Revelstoke branch, in 54th (Kootenay) Bat-
talion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 102nd Canadian
Battalion, and subsequently to the Royal Flying Corps. Pro-
moted Lieutenant. Service : Engaged in aerial defence of London,
and Seaplane Patrol of the North Sea, and on active service in
France. Severely wounded in a fight in the air over London,
during an air raid.

Killed on Active Service, 15th July, 1918.
(Brother of A. G. Breakey).

•i"BRENNAN, David Philip — Lieutenant. Born 11th June, 1897,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, D. J. Brennan. Educated
at College du Sacre Coeur, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Entered the
service of the Bank, 28th April, 1913. Enlisted, 27th September,
1917, from St. Hyacinthe branch, in Royal Naval Air Service,
with the rank of Flight Cadet. Promoted Lieutenant. Service:
Studied Naval Aviation at Royal Naval College, Greenwich;



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trained at Vend6me, France. Engaged in patrol work over the
North Sea from Great Yarmouth, England.

Died at Norwich (England) War Hospital, from septic poison-
ing, 12th November, 1918. He is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery,
Picton, Ontario.

Bresee, Robert Walter — Flight Cadet. Born 29th June,
1894, at Lawrenceville, Quebec, Canada. Father, George G. Bresee,
Salesman. Educated at Waterloo Academy, Waterloo, Quebec,
and McGill University, Montreal. Entered the service of the
Bank, 18th July, 1913. Enlisted, 7th June, 1918, from Three
Rivers branch, in 2nd Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 11th September,
1918. Service: Pay Clerk at Valcartier Camp. Demobilized,
20th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd
December, 1918.

Brice, John Armstrong — Cadet, (Sergeant), M.S.M. Born
4th December, 1890, at New Zealand. Educated at Bedford
Grammar School, England. Entered the service of the Bank,
16th November, 1906. Enlisted, 31st May, 1915, from St. John,
N.B., branch, where he was Accountant, in 55th Canadian Bat-
talion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 3rd Entrenching
Battalion, 16th July, 1916; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry, 16th September, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal.
December, 1916; Corporal, July, 1917; Sergeant, November, 1917,
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy, April, 1917; Passchen-
daele. 1917; Cambrai, September, 1918.
Awarded
The Meritorious Service Medal
for
Good Service at the Front
"In successfully establishing a block in the enemy's trench
September, 1917
on the St. Pierre Front."
Wounded, 27th September, 1918 (slight), near Cambrai. Demob-
ilized, 5th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 20th
March, 1919. 166, 244.

+BRISCOE, Ross Dickinson — Lieutenant. Born 20th June,
1892, at Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. Father, R. A. Briscoe,
Dry Goods Merchant. Educated at Gait Public School and Gait
Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd



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January, 1913. Enlisted, 15th August, 1914, from Strathroy
branch, in 29th Canadian BattaHon, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to 101st Edmonton Fusiliers.

Accidentally killed at range practice on Salisbury Plain, 6th
January, 1915.

Brooke, Basil Gerald. Born 10th March, 1894. Father,
Sir George Brooke, Bart., Director, Bank of Ireland. Entered the
service of the Bank, 13th December, 1913. Left Edmonton
branch, 8th August, 1914, to return to England to take up military
duty.

Brooke, Geoffrey Thomas. Born 19th October, 1896.
Father, Sir George Brooke, Bart., Director, Bank of Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th April, 1914. Left Strathcona
branch, 8th August, 1914, to return to England to take up military
duty.

(Brother of B. G. Brooke.)

Brooks, Charles Cyrus — Lieutenant. Born 30th October,
1893. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from
Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, September, 1917, from Swift
Current branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of FUght
Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Pro-
moted Lieutenant. Service: Served Overseas with the Royal Air
Force. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th December, 1918.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 28th February, 1919.

Beouillette, Omer Herve — Private. Born 18th March,
1892, at Bury, Quebec, Canada. Father, Charles G. Brouillette,
Saw Mill and Electric Light Plant Owner. Educated at Coaticook
Commercial College. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March,
1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 16th February,
1918, from Blaine Lake branch, in 1st Saskatchewan Depot Bat-
taUon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 15th Canadian
Reserve BattaUon, 4th April, 1918; 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles,
20th August, 1919. Principal actions: Canal du Nord, Cambrai,
Canal de I'Escaut, 1918. DemobiHzed, 19th March, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 11th October, 1919.

Brown, Charles Aerol — Lieutenant. Born 5th February,
1892, at Glasgow, Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank,
20th January, 1913. Enlisted, 2nd October, 1915, from Granby
branch, in 73rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.



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Transferred to 85th Canadian Battalion, 19th April, 1917; 1st
Quebec Regimental Depot, 2nd May, 1917; seconded for duty
with the Royal Air Force, 24th November, 1917; Transferred
Overseas, 22nd February, 1919. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 20th
March, 1917; Lieutenant, 2nd September, 1917. Contusion in
the knee, 2nd November, 1916. Demobilized, 18th March, 1919.

Brown, Charles Henry — Gunner. Born 1st December,
1899, at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father,
Lemuel Brown, Farmer (deceased). Educated at West Kent
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th April, 1916.
Enlisted, 25th May, 1917, from Charlottetown branch, in Prince
Edward Island Heavy Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Service: Engaged in Garrison Duty, Halifax,
Nova Scotia. Demobilized, 10th December, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 16th December, 1918.

Brown, David — Sergeant. Born 23rd June, 1870, at Gola,
County Monaghan, Ireland. Father, James Brown, Landscape
Gardener. Educated at Hilden National School, Lisburn, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1907. Enlisted, 28th
March, 1916, from Sault Ste. Marie branch, in 119th (Algoma)
Battalion, with the rank of Sergeant. Transferred to 3rd Labour
Battalion. Service: Engaged in railway building and engineering
work in the forward areas at Ypres, Pilkem and Messines. Demob-
ilized, 31st January, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for
further military service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 17th
January, 1918.

Brown, David Anderson — Flight Cadet. Born 24th Dec-
ember, 1894, at St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Father, John
Dorward Brown, Decorator. Educated at Madras College, St.
Andrews. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th May, 1914.
Enlisted, 9th Jul}% 1918, from Riverhurst branch, in 1st Depot
Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 15th September, 1918. Trained
as a Cadet for Pilot in the Royal Air Force. Demobilized, 10th
December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th Decem-
ber, 1918.

Brown, Ernest — Private. Born 27th April, 1871, at Congle-
ton, Cheshire, England. Father, Henry Brown, Weaver. Educated
at Wesleyan School, Congleton. Entered the service of the Bank,
1st May, 1913. EnHsted, 19th August, 1915, from Stationery



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Department, Head Office, Toronto, in 1st Canadian Field Ambu-
lance, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Forestry
Corps, December, 1917. Service and principal actions: Somme,
1916; Vimy Ridge, 9th April, 1917; Passchendaele, 1917. Forestry
work for five months in France near the Spanish Frontier. Gassed
and shell-shock, 1917 (Passchendaele). Demobilized, 25th March,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th May, 1919.

Bkown, Frank Herbert — Private. Born 26th April, 1894,
at Birmingham, England. Father, Edwin Brown, Commercial
Traveller. Educated at Mercantile College, Belfast, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th October, 1911. Enlisted,
20th April, 1917, from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg,
in Canadian Overseas' Training Corps draft to reinforce 196th
Universities Battalion, with the rank of Private. Service : Engaged
in clerical work on account of being medically unfit for active
service. DemobiUzed, 22nd July, 1917. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 1st August, 1917.

Brown, Frank Meikle — Flight Cadet. Born 16th Septem-
ber, 1898, at Carman, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Frank A.
Brown, Lawyer. Educated at Carman Public and High Schools,
and Manitoba University. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th
December, 1917; Enlisted, 22nd May, 1918, from Carman branch,
in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service:
Engaged in training at Royal Air Force Camps, Toronto. Demob-
ilized, 5th December, 1918.

Brown, Harold Botsford — Lieutenant. Born 4th January,
1897, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Hazen B.
Brown, Clothier. Educated at Winter Street School, and High
School, St. John, N.B. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th
December, 1913. Enlisted, January, 1917, from Sherbrooke
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, April, 1918. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 24th May, 1917; Lieutenant, 24th November, 1918.
Not on active service on account of injuries received in an aeroplane
accident in training. Served as Instructor in Aerial Navigation
to training squadrons, and later as Navigation Oflicer to 27th
Group. Returned to duty with the Bank, 24th December, 1919.

Note: The 27th Group was formed with the object of making
special bombing expeditions to Berlin as reprisals for air raids over
British towns. The Armistice was signed before the formation
was quite completed.



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Brown, Robert Leslie — Gunner. Born 7th December, 1900,
at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, Robert Brown, Canadian
Pacific Railway. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th October,
1916. Enlisted, 17th April, 1917, from Montreal branch, in 7th
Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 4th Battalion, Canadian Garrison Regiment, 28th
March, 1918. Demobilized, 18th June, 1918, on account of being
under age.

•J-Brown, Robert Roy Poole — Lance-Corporal. Born 22nd
July, 1899, at New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Father, A. G. Brown (retired). Educated at High School, Kam-
loops, B.C. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th February, 1916.
Enlisted, September, 1916, from Kamloops branch, in 172nd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 47th
Canadian Battalion, June, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal.
Principal actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917. Severely wounded
in the leg, 26th October, 1917.

Died of Wounds, 27th October, 1917. Buried at Nine Elms
(British) Cemetery, Belgium.

Brown, William Webster — Private. Born 10th July, 1893,
at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, John Brown, Grocer. Educated
at Dairy and Boroughmuir Schools. Entered the service of the
Bank, 7th September, 1915. Enlisted 22nd April, 1918, from
Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in Canadian Army
Service Corps Motor Transport, with the rank of Private. Service:
Engaged in Military Ambulance work in Winnipeg (medically unfit
for Overseas service) . Demobilized, 26th April, 1919. Subsequent
occupation: Employed as a Chauffeur, 19th September, 1919.

+Browne, Albert Edwa| . — Lieutenant. Born 21st October,
1893, at Derbjs England. Father, William James Browne, Doctor
of Medicine. Educated in England and Ireland, and at Royal
High School, Edinburgh, Scotland. Entered the service of the
Bank, 4th May, 1911. Enlisted, September, 1914, from Dawson,
Yukon, branch, in Boyle Company of the Yukon Mounted Machine
Gun Battery, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd Can-
adian Mounted Rifles, March, 1915; 16th (Canadian Scottish)
Battalion, February, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, April, 1916;
Lieutenant, February, 1917. Principal actions: Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, 1917.

Ealled in Action, by a machine-gun bullet, 9th April, 1917, at
Vimy Ridge.



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Brownell, Ronald— Petty Officer, R.N.C.V.R. Born 28th
October, 1894, at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
Edward Brownell, Lumber Business. Educated at Wolfville High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th January, 1913.
EnHsted, 21st September, 1917, from Mount Royal, Calgary,
branch, in Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve, with the
rank of Seaman. Promoted Petty Officer, 28th November, 1918.
Service: Coast patrol and Convoy work. Demobilized, 4th Jan-
uary, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th January, 1919.

Bruce, Alexander Leishman — Sergeant. Born 6th August,
1893, at Carman, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Thomas Bruce,
Clerk, Land Titles Office. Educated at Carman Public and High
Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th April, 1911.
Enlisted, 14th August, 1914, from Carman branch, in Fort Garry
Horse, with the rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant, February,
1916. Transferred to Headquarters, First Canadian Division;
Headquarters, Canadian Corps; Headquarters, 5tli (Indian)
Cavalry Division; Headquarters, 2nd and 3rd Cavalry Divisions;
Headquarters, Canadian Cavalry Brigade. Principal actions:
Second Battle of Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy, 1915; Vimy Ridge,
Cambrai, 1917; German Advance, March, 1918; Amiens, August,
1918. Demobilized, 2nd June, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 13th June, 1919.

Bruce, Miss Constance Elspeth — Nursing Sister. Father,
Rev. Dr. George Bruce. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th
February, 1912. Enlisted, September, 1914, from Toronto branch,
in Canadian Army Medical Corps, with the rank of Nursing Sister.
Service in England and France with Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Note: Miss Bruce was among the first fifty Canadian
Nursing Sisters to be accepted for service at the outbreak of war,
and went Overseas with the First Canadian Contingent. Whilst
Overseas, she wrote and published an entertaining volume, entitled
"Humor in Tragedy," describing the experiences of the Canadian
Army Medical Corps in France, Salonika and Egypt.

Bruce, Ernest Keith — Lieutenant. Born 16th November,
1895, at Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. Father, Robert J. Bruce,
Hardware Merchant. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th
February, 1915. Enlisted, 1st February, 1916, from West Toronto
branch, in Canadian Army Service Corps, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lieutenant, 2nd September, 1917. Gassed, 3rd Novem-
ber, 1917.



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Bruce, William — Lieutenant. Born 'J'ind August, 1890, at
Peterhead, Scotland. Father, W. M. Bruce, Fish Curer. Edu-
cated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, Scotland, and Univer-
sity of Aberdeen. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th October,
1912. Enlisted, 11th February, 1916, from New Westminster
branch, in 67th (Western) Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 124th Canadian Battalion, 1st May, 1917; 10th
Battalion, Canadian Engineers, 26th May, 1918; 5-lth (Kootenay)
Battalion, 24th June, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 21st
April, 1916; Corporal, 8th March, 1917; Sergeant, 17th September,
1917; Lieutenant, 23rd November, 1918. Principal actions:
Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Lens, Passehendaele, 1917. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 6th October, 1919.

Bruges, William Ernest — Lieutenant. Born 4th Novem-
ber, 1894, at Surbiton, Surrey, England. Father, C. E. Bruges,
Civil Engineer. Educated at Westminster School. Entered the
service of the Bank, .SOth May. 1913. Enlisted, 26th September,
1914, from London, England, branch, in 16th Middlesex Regiment,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Military Academy,
Woolwich, April, 1915; D/171st Battery, Royal Field Artillery,
November, 1915; D/lOlst Battery, Royal Field Artillery, April,
1916; A/lOlst Battery, Royal Field Artillery, April, 1917; 138th
Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, November, 1917. Pro-
moted Second Lieutenant, 26th October, 1915; Lieutenant, 16th
January, 1918. Principal actions: Horseshoe Hill (Doiron),
August-September, 1916; Machukovo, September-October, 1916;
Petite Couronne (Doiron), April, 1917; The Final Rout of the
Bulgarians, September, 1918. Resigned from the Bank, to remain
in Regular Army, 4th April, 1919. 110, 173.

Brydon, Fleming Telfer — Private. Born 7th January,
1897, at Gait, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Brydon, Pattern
Maker. Educated at Gait Business College. Entered the service
of the Bank, 20th May, 1913. Enlisted, 22nd December, 1915,
from Dundas branch, in 129th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 123rd Canadian BattaHon, 15th
October, 1916; 1st Canadian Engineers Reserve Brigade, Seaford,
Sussex, England, 6th November, 1917. Principal actions: Vimy
Ridge, Hill 70 (Loos), Passehendaele, 1917. Invahded from France
— trench fever. Demobilized, 28th January, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 10th February, 1919.

•{"Buchanan, Herbert Ronald Vivian — Private. Born 31st
December, 1895. Father, Lewis Buchanan, Physician. Entered



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the service of the Bank, 18th April, 1914. Enlisted, March, 1916,
from Wiseton branch, in "B" Company, 196th Canadian Battahon,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian Battahon.
Died of Wounds received in action, 27th September, 1918.

BucKERiDGE, LiONEL Dacre — Private. Born 29th May, 1895,
at London, England. Father, H. Nugent Buckeridge. Educated
at High School, Dublin, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank,
9th January, 1914. Enlisted, July, 1916, from South Porcupine
branch, in Royal Irish Regiment, with the rank of Private. Prin-
cipal actions: Somme, 1916; Arras, Bullecourt, 1917; St. Quentin,
Cambrai, 1918. Wounded, 22nd March, 1918,— left leg shattered