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by shell, necessitating amputation.

BucKLAND, Alfred Henry — Private. Born 6th July, 1894,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Caleb Henry Bucklaiid,
Chaplain, Canadian Forces. Educated at Guelph Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st June, 1910.
EnHsted, 24th July, 1915, from Toronto branch, in 3rd University
Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, November, 1915. Principal
actions: Third Battle of Ypres, Somme, 1916. Gun shot wound
(severe), in the left arm, 15th September, 1916, resulting in paralysis
of the arm. Demobilized, 30th October, 1917, on account of being
medically unfit for further military service. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 15th January, 1918. Retired from the service of
the Bank, 24th March, 1920, to take up outdoor work.

Buckley, Richard — Sergeant. Born 12th September, 1893,
at Enniskerry, Wicklow, Ireland. Father, Francis Buckley, Hotel
Proprietor and Farmer. Educated at The High School, and King's
Hospital, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th July,
1913. Enlisted, 31st July, 1915, from Neepawa branch, in 78th
Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 32nd
Reserve Battahon, 5th October, 1915; 3rd Canadian Machine Gun
Company, 1st April, 1916; 7th Canadian Machine Gun Company,
30th April, 1916; Canadian Machine Gun Depot, 9th March, 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 21st July, 1918; Sergeant, 15th December,
1918. Principal actions: Third Battle of Ypres, June, 1916;
Somme, September-October, 1916. Invahded to England — trench
fever — November, 1916. Demobilized, 25th June, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 4th July, 1919.

Bull, Cecil Robert — Captain. Born 21st October, 1891.
Father, H. A. Bull, Tea Planter. Entered the service of the Bank,



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29th July, 1913. Enlisted, October, 1914, from Vancouver branch.
Severely injured in a train accident in England, resulting in the
loss of his left arm, 18th February, 1916.

BuKBiDGE, Charles Oscar — Corporal. Born 26th March,
1886, at Devizes, England. Father, Thomas Burbidge (retired).
Educated at Chutsey College, England. Entered the service of
the Bank, 4th April, 1910. Enlisted, January, 1915, from Powell
Street, Vancouver, branch, in 11th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with
the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal. Pronounced medically
unfit for mihtary service, and returned to duty with the Bank, 7th
December, 1915.

BuRCHELL, Ernest Francis — Gunner. Born 22nd October,
1895, at St. John's, Newfoundland. Father, H. C. Burchell, Civil
Engineer. Educated at High School, and Mount Alhson Univer-
sity, Sackville, N.B. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th Decem-
ber, 1914. Enlisted, 11th September, 1915, from Sydney branch,
in 36th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchen-
daele, 1917; Amiens, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demob-
iUzed, 28th March, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Agent for the
Mutual Life Assurance Company, Hants and King's Counties,
Nova Scotia.

Burgess, Arthur Cecil — Lieutenant. Born 8th November,
1885, at Lincoln, England. Father, Arthur Burgess (retired).
Educated at Spalding Grammar School and London University.
Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd July, 1912. Enlisted, 1st
February, 1915, from Montreal branch, in 1st McGill University
Overseas Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Canadian Engineers, June, 1916. Promoted Lieutenant, June,
1916. Service: Oflacer in Charge of instruction of Despatch
Riders (Canadians) in England; in France with Signals, Canadian
Corps Headquarters. Demobilized, 15th February, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

Burgess, Cyril Philip — Flight Cadet. Born 11th May,
1894, at London, England. Father, Gerald Phihp Reid Burgess,
Lawyer. Educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario.
Entered the service of the Bank, 20th March, 1916. Enlisted, 20th
August, 1918, from Yellowgrass branch, in Royal Air Force, with
the rank of Fhght Cadet. Demobilized, 4th December, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 14th December, 1918.



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BuRLAND, Charles Inglis — ^Lieutenant. Born 25th June,
1893, at Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. Father, Arthur Burland,
Fruit Grower. Educated at Lake Lodge School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 21st January, 1914. Enlisted, 24th August,
1916, from Grimsby branch in Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted
Rifles, Hamilton, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to
Central Ontario Regiment, in England, 17th April, 1918; 50th
Canadian BattaHon in France, 30th April, 1918. Principal actions:
Arras, Lens, Valenciennes, 1918. Invalided to England — Pneu-
monia— 21st July, 1918. Demobilized, 14th June, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 4th July, 1919.

Burnet, Kenneth Hugh — Gunner. Born 5th September,
1897, at Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Kenneth
L. Burnet, British Columbia Land Surveyor. Educated at Van-
couver Public School, and King Edward High School, Vancouver.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd December, 1915. Enlisted,
4th August, 1916, from East Vancouver branch, in 68th Depot
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column,
16th December, 1916; 17th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
May, 1917. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Lens, Hill 70, Pass-
chendaele, 1917. Gun shot wound, resulting in the loss of the left
leg, 7th November, 1917. Demobilized, 11th November, 1918, on
account of being unfit for further military service. Subsequent
occupation: Studying Law.

Burns, William— Private. Born 19th March, 1898.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th December, 1912. EnHsted,
March, 1916, from Head Office, Toronto, in 201st Canadian Bat-
taUon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 170th Canadian
BattaUon, and subsequently to Young Soldiers' Battalion
(Canadian).

Burton, Floyd Emerson — Sergeant. Born 24th March,
1900, at Osawatomie, Kansas, U.S.A. Father, Booth Burton,
Contractor. Educated at Elliott Grammar School, Portland,
Oregon. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th June, 1917.
EnHsted, 10th December, 1917, from Portland branch, in No.
320 Motor Transport Company, American Expeditionary Force,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to Training Company No.
1, 3rd April, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 22nd April, 1918; Ser-
geant, 13th December, 1918. Service: Driver of a Motor Truck
in France for three months, also engaged in clerical work. Demob-




BUCKINGHAM PALACE



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THE KINGS LETTER

Presented to wounded Canadians on the oci
their leaving England for Canada.



Plate No. 8




BUCKINGHAM PALACE.



I join with my grateful people

in sending you this memorial

of a brave life given for others

in the Great War.



^^^^d.



THE KING'S LETTER

Accompanying the Bronze Memorial Plaqu

(See frontispiece)



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ilized, 14th August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th
August, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 16th April,
1920.

Note: Mr. Burton's Unit received a citation from the French
Government in 1918.

Butler, Charles Seymour — Sergeant. Born 26th May,
1894, at Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles H. Butler,
Farmer (deceased). Educated at Simcoe High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 2nd October, 1911. Enlisted, 25th March,
1918, from Brantford branch, in 70th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Reserve Artillery, Witley Camp, Surrey, 28th June, 1918. Sub-
sequently promoted Sergeant. Service: Trained as a Signaller
until Armistice; Orderly Room Sergeant, Canadian Garrison
Artillery, 21st December, 1918, to 31st January, 1919; Pay
Sergeant, "H" Wing, Canadian Camp, Witley. Demobilized,
September, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th September,
1919.

"J"BuzzELL, Clarence Edward — Lance-Corporal. Born 18th
December, 1889, at Abbotsford, Quebec, Canada. Father, Ernest
Alfred Buzzell, Farmer. Educated at Abbotsford Model School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern
Townships Bank. Enlisted, August, 1915, from Winnipeg branch,
in 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers), with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lance-Corporal. Service: Engaged as Assistant to
Paymaster during period Overseas.

Died of pneumonia at No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station, France,
24th December, 1916.

Buzzell, Leslie Norman — Cadet. Born 31st October, 1896,
at Abbotsford, Quebec, Canada. Father, Ernest Alfred Buzzell,
Farmer. Educated at Abbotsford Model School, and Granby
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th November,
1915. Enlisted, 2nd July, 1918, from Cookshire branch, in Royal
Air Force, with the rank of Cadet. Placed on the Reserve of the
Royal Air Force, but was not called for active service. Demobil-
ized, 21st November, 1918.

(Brother of C. E. Buzzell.)

+Cagney, John — Private. Born 1st January, 1894, at Tourard,
County Cork, Ireland. Father, Michael Cagney, Landowner.
Educated at St. Colman's College, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th October, 1913. Enlisted,



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16th November, 1914, from Provost branch, in 31st Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Wounded (gun shot) in the
head and face, 27th March, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 30th March, 1916.

Calder, Hakold Massie — Lieutenant. Born 11th February,
1896, at Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Father, William D.
Calder (retired). Educated at Moosomin Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st February, 1913. EnUsted,
8th February, 1915, from Mission City branch, in 47th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lieutenant.
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy, Passchendaele, 1917;
Amiens, 1918.

Mentioned in Despatches (twice)

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Wounded (gun shot), in the right leg, 25th September, 1918.

Demobihzed, 30th March, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Entered

the employment of Mill & Mine Supply Company, Seattle.

Caldwell, Cyril Cassidt — Lieutenant. Born 13th January,

1892, at Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Wesley
Caldwell, Bank Manager. Educated at Newton High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 8th July, 1916. EnUsted, 10th
October, 1916, from Hamilton branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with
the rank of Second Lieutenant. Transferred to Royal Air Force,
1st April, 1918, with the rank of Lieutenant. Service: Night
Bombing with 102nd Squadron, at Passchendaele and Cambrai,
1917; German Advance, 21st March, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 2nd October, 1919.

Calkins, Allan Bruce — Bombardier. Born 27th March,

1893, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles Allan
Calkins, Shipping Agent. Educated at Lansdowne Avenue Public
School, and Jameson Avenue Collegiate Institute, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th December, 1911. Enlisted,
4th August, 1916, from Vancouver branch, in 68th Depot Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 44th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Division, December,
1916; 32nd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 8th Army Brigade,
1st March, 1917. Promoted Bombardier, August, 1918. Prin-
cipal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens,
Arras, Mons, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd Sep-
tember, 1919.



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4'Callaghan, Louis Eric — Private. Born 19th February,
1894, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, Vincent Callaghan, Men's Out-
fitter. Educated at North Richmond Street School and Skerry's
College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th January,
1914. Enlisted, October, 1914, from Claresholm branch, in 31st
(Alberta) Battalion, with the rank of Private.

Killed in Action, 13th October, 1915.

Cameron, Bruce Vaughan — Sergeant. Born 21st July, 1890,
at Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Leslie Cameron
(retired). Educated at Simcoe High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 17th October, 1910. Enlisted, 4th August, 1915, from
Toronto branch, in 26th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Reserve Artillery, Shorncliffe,
Witley and Borden, England. Promoted Bombardier, June, 1916;
Corporal, June, 1917; Sergeant, June, 1918. Principal actions:
Ypres salient, five months; St. Eloi, Sanctuary Wood, Somme,
1916; Wounded (shrapnel) in the right side, and perforated right
ear drum, 17th October, 1916. Demobilized, 22nd March, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st April, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 6th March, 1920, to accept a position as
Sales Agent for Ford Motor Company. 42.

Cameron, Carl Hugh — ^Sergeant. Born 10th February
1899, at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, John Hugh
Cameron. Educated at Parrsboro School, and Mount AUison
College, Sackville, N.B. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
September, 1915. Enlisted, 11th December, 1915, from Windsor,
Nova Scotia, branch, in 112th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 26th Reserve Battahon, 1st February,
1917; Canadian Machine Gun Depot, 15th March, 1917; 1st
Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, "B" Battery, 2nd April,

1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 17th December, 1915; Sergeant,
5th January, 1916. Principal actions: Vimy, Hill 70, Passchen-
daele, 1917; Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Wounded (gun shot), in the
right leg, 11th April, 1917; in the right arm and side 24th March,
1918; gassed, 4th August, 1917. Demobilized, 27th November,

1918. Subsequent occupation: Electrical Engineering.

Cameron, Charles S. — Lieutenant. Born 25th March, 1894,
at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, Lewis Cameron (retired).
Educated at Royal High School, Edinburgh. Entered the service
of the Bank, 5th July, 1912. EnUsted, October, 1914, from Fernie
branch, in 30th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish), 26th April,



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1915. Promoted Lance-Corporal, May, 1915; Corporal, Novem-
ber, 1915; Sergeant, June, 1916; Company Sergeant-Major, July,
1916; Lieutenant (on the field), September, 1916. Principal
actions: Ypres, Festubert, 1915; Ypres, Hill 60 (Raid), Somme,
1916; Gavrelle (Raid), Somain, 1918. Shrapnel wound (slight),
January, 1916; bomb and bullet wounds, October, 1916; bomb
and shrapnel wounds, April, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 28th August, 1919.

+Camekon, Francis Blake — Lieutenant. Born 14th October,
1896, at Turk's Islands, West Indies. Father, Sir Edward John
Cameron, K.C.M.G., Colonial Civil Service. Educated at Lam-
brook Bracknell Preparatory School and Rossall PubUc School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd March, 1914. Enlisted,
August, 1914, from Montreal branch, in 14th (Montreal) Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 7th Battahon, Cameron
Highlanders, February, 1915, as Second Lieutenant. Promoted
Lieutenant, August, 1916. Principal action: Somme, 1916.
Wounded (spinal), 17th August, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 19th August, 1916.

Note: Lieutenant Cameron was wounded while assisting in
the evacuation of casualties after a successful attack by the 7th
Camerons.

•^CAMERON, George Jacobs — Private. Born 18th February,
1895, at Stuarton Petty, Scotland. Father, Archibald Cameron,
Writer (deceased). Educated at Inverness High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 13th September, 1912. Enlisted, January,
1918, from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, and subse-
quently joined the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion, in France,
with the rank of Private.

Killed in Action, 1st October, 1918.

Note: While with his Battalion, advancing on an enemy
position, and near the final objective, Private Cameron was hit by
an enemy machine-gun bullet and instantly killed.

Cameron, James Albert — Private. Born 1st October, 1897,
at Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, John D. Cameron,
Mechanic. Educated at Springhill High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 26th March, 1918. EnHsted, 25th May, 1918,
from Halifax branch, in No. 1 Depot Battahon, Nova Scotia Regi-
ment, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 25th Battahon,
Nova Scotia Regiment, in France. Served with the Canadian
Expeditionary Force in England, France and Germany. Demob-
ilized, May, 1919.



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Campbell, Arthur Brown — Captain. Born 23rd February,
1893, at Pinkerton, Ontario, Canada. Father, John B. Campbell,
Insurance Agent. Educated at Pinkerton Public School, and
Walkerton High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd
May, 1910. Enlisted, 3rd July, 1916, from Hamilton branch, in
University of Toronto Overseas Training Company, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, October, 1916.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 1916; Lieutenant, 1917; Captain,

1918. Served ^ath the 32nd (Scout) Squadron in France. Demob-
ilized, April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st May,

1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st March, 1920, to
obtain outdoor employment.

"J-Campbell, Duncan John Macleod — Lieutenant. Born 14th
November, 1895, at Macleod, Alberta, Canada. Father, Duncan
John D'Urban Campbell, Real Estate and Insurance Agent.
Educated at Macleod Public School, and Bishop's College School,
Lennoxville, Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st
August, 1911. Enlisted, November, 1914, from Medicine Hat
branch, in 31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lieutenant, May, 1915.

Killed in Action, by a sniper, 12th July, 1916.

Note: On the night of July 11th, Mr. Campbell was sent out
on special patrol close up to the German lines to take a German
prisoner who was at a listening post, when he was shot through the
heart. His men were able to carry him in, and the next day he
was buried at Reninghelst (five miles S.W. of Ypres) with full
miUtary honours.

"He was without doubt one of the finest young fellows I had
in my Brigade, and since being promoted has more than upheld
the honour of the 6th Brigade by his undaunted courage and
pluck."— Brigadier-General H. D. B. Ketchen, C.B., C.M.G.,
G.O.C., 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade.

"His courage, devotion to duty, and cheery disposition made
him invaluable as an officer, and he carried out the difficult duties
of his position as Scout Officer with conspicuous ability. He had
carried the respect and liking of all ranks to an extent which was
quite exceptional for a young officer." — Lieutenant-Colonel A. H.
Bell, Commanding 31st (Alberta) BattaUon.

Campbell, Herbert Alexander — Private. Born 15th July,
1895, at Dubhn, Ireland. Father, Robert John Campbell, Mer-
chant. Educated at Masonic Boys' School, Clonskea, Dubhn.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th December, 1912. Enlisted,



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27th April, 1916, from Red Deer branch, in 187th Canadian Bat-
talion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 50th Canadian
Battalion, September, 1917; Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 30th
April, 1918. Principal actions : Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918; in Germany with Army of Occupa-
tion. Demobilized, 9th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

Campbell, Harry Cheshel — Major. Born 13th December,
1888, at Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. T. Campbell
(retired). Educated at Chatham Central Public and High Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 16th September, 1905. Enlisted,
27th December, 1915, from Wychwood, Toronto, branch, in 127th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Captain. (Discharged 18th
June, 1917, and re-enlisted, 1st March, 1918, from St. Thomas
branch). Transferred to Base Headquarters, Canadian Railway
Troops; 75th Battalion ; Canadian Y.M.C.A., Beaver Hut, London
(Leave Department). Promoted Major, July, 1916. In action
on the Arras front. Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th March,
1919.

Campbell, James Morrow — Private. Born 27th March,
1898, at Cairncastle, Larne, Ireland. Father, William B. Camp-
bell, Farmer. Educated at Ballygilbert National School, Larne
Grammar School, and St. John's School, Winnipeg. Entered the
service of the Bank, 4th January, 1917. Enlisted, August, 1917,
from Humboldt branch, in Lord Strathcona's Horse (R.C.), with
the rank of Trooper. Service: In France from September, 1918,
to cessation of hostilities. Demobilized, 17th April, 1919. Sub-
sequent occupation: Farming in Ireland.

Campbell, Murton Conwat — Sergeant. Born 1st June,
1897, at Tiverton, Ontario, Canada. Father, A. J. Campbell,
Farmer. Educated at Kincardine, Ontario. Entered the service
of the Bank, 29th March, 1915. Enhsted, 9th May, 1916, from
Retlaw branch, in Canadian Army Medical Corps, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to MiUtary Headquarters, 20th February,
1917. Promoted Corporal, November, 1916; Sergeant, 20th
February, 1917. Service: Training at Sarcee Camp, Calgary:
clerical duties at Military Headquarters, M.D. No. 13. Demob-
ilized, 30th June, 1918. Subsequent occupations: Civilian Staff
at Headquarters M.D. No. 13 — Clerical duties, Civil Service.

Campbell, Sidney George — Staff Sergeant. Born 9th Jan-
uary, 1892, at Belmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father,



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Daniel Campbell, Farmer. Educated at Summerside Normal
School, Summerside, P.E.I. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd
August, 1910. Enlisted, ^Ist February, 1916, from Vancouver
branch, in Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Reserve Artillery, Shorncliffe, England, April, 1916;
3rd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, September, 1916.
Promoted Corporal, November, 1917; Sergeant, October, 1918,
and subsequently promoted Staff Sergeant. Principal actions:
Somme, September to November, 1916; Vimy, April, 1917.
Demobilized, April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th
July, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 13th May, 1920.

Campbell, William Austin — Private. Born 20th March,
1897, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. W. Campbell,
Managing-Director, General Supplies Limited, Calgary. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th July, 1915. Left Calgary branch to
undertake military service, 2nd February, 1916. Enlisted in 191st
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to No.
1 Canadian Army Service Corps Training Depot, 8th April, 1917.
Demobilized, 31st December, 1917. on account of being medically
unfit for further military service.

Cantlon, Ralph Morter — Corporal. Born 8th May, 1894,
at Mitchell, Ontario, Canada. Father, D. W. Cantlon, Insurance
Agent. Educated at Sudbury, Ontario, High School, and Melita,
Manitoba, High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th
July, 1912. Enlisted, 10th May, 1915, from First Street West,
Calgary, branch, in 50th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 23rd Reserve Battalion, 15th September,
1915; 49th Battalion, in France, as reinforcement, 16th December,
1915. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 15th January, 1919; Corporal
1st February, 1919. Service: With the 49th Battalion in the
vicinity of Ypres, December, 1915, to May, 1916; Somme, Sep-
tember-October, 1916; with Canadian Section, General Headquar-
ters, 3rd Echelon, from December, 1916, to 1919. Wounded
(shrapnel), in the right forearm and wrist (slight), September, 1915.
Subsequent occupation: With Wood, Meen and Paterson, Limited,
Toronto, 20th November, 1919.

Capson, Ronald — Sergeant Instructor. Born 28th Decem-
ber, 1898, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, William
J. Capson, Millwright. Educated at Public School and Currie
Commercial College. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th August,
1915. Enlisted, 10th December, 1915, from St. John, N.B.,



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branch, in 145th Canadian BattaUon, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Sergeant. Service : Instructor in Bayonet Fighting and
Physical Training. Demobilized, September, 1917, on account
of being medically unfit for further service. Subsequent occupa-
tion: In the employment of Baird & Peters, 'VSTiolesale Grocers,
August, 1918.

Caret, Louis Maitland — Gunner. Born 19th October, 1894,
at Goderich, Ontario, Canada. Father, Oswald F. Carey, Insur-
ance Agent. Educated at Goderich Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 25th October, 1911. Enlisted, 4th March,
1916, from Goderich branch, in 55th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Divisional Ammunition Column, July, 1916; 1st Divisional Trench