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September, 1918. Principal actions: Ypres, June-July, 1916;
Somme, August-September, 1916. Gun shot wound in the right
arm and shoulder, 26th September, 1916. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 2nd July, 1920.



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^Christie, Thomas Anderson — Scrgeant-Major. Born 10th
November, 1889, at Whithorn, Scotland. Father, Andrew Christie,
Cabinet-Maker. Educated at Higher Grade School, Whithorn.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st May, 1912. Enlisted, 16th
October, 1914, from Broderick branch, in 28th Canadian Battalion,
6th Brigade, with the rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant-Major.
Died of Wounds, 8th June, 1916. Buried in Lyssenthoek
Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, near Ypres.

Clancy, Benjamin Franklin — Private. Born 28th January,
1898, at New York, N.Y., U.S.A. Father, Thomas M. Clancy,
Contractor. Educated at Hemmingford Model School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 24th November, 1915. EnUsted, 9th
March, 1917, from Richmond branch, in Canadian Cyclist Corps,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 23rd Reserve Battalion,
17th June, 1917; 24th Canadian Battahon, 2nd September, 1917.
Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Cambrai, Arras, 1918.
SUght wound and contusion of the right foot, 8th November, 1917.
Demobilized, 26th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
18th July, 1919.

+Claringbold, John Osborne — Private. Born 3rd January,
1879, at Surrey, England. Father, Fred Claringbold, Military
Tailor. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th March, 1914.
Enlisted, 6th March, 1916, from Building Staff, Head Office,
Toronto, in 166th (Queen's Own) Rifles, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, December, 1916;
3rd Machine Gun Battalion, April, 1918. Principal actions: Vimy
Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917; Cambrai, 1918. Wounded (gun
shot) in the back, Passchendaele, 29th October, 1917.

Killed in Action, at Cambrai, 3rd October, 1918.

Note: Private Claringbold was one of five soldier brothers
who fought in the Great War. He was a veteran of the South
African War, for which he held the King's and Queen's Medals and
five clasps. His father served for twenty-five years in the Imperial
Forces; an elder brother also served twenty-seven years. His
family, in all, has given over ninety years' service to the Empire.

Clark, Andrew Fordyce — Gunner. Born 18th December,
1896, at Newton Stewart, Scotland. Father, Rev. Andrew Clark,
Clergyman. Educated at Ottawa Collegiate. Entered the service
of the Bank, 29th July, 1913. Enlisted, 22nd December, 1915, from
Commercial Drive, Vancouver, branch, in 46th (Queen's) Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred



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to 50th (Queen's) Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd February,
1916; 53rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 21st January, 1917.
Principal actions: Hill 70, Lens, 1917. Multiple gun shot wounds,
27th September, 1917. Demobilized, 25th February, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th April, 1919.

Clark, Charles Edman — Private. Born 6th July, 1900, at
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Father, E. A. Clark. Entered the
service of the Bank, 6th September, 1915. Enlisted, 29th Feb-
ruary, 1916, from Ottawa branch, in 154th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 6th Canadian Reserve
Battalion, 30th January, 1917; Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot,
Seaford, 22nd May, 1917. Demobilized, 14th May, 1918, on
account of being under age.

Clarke, Arnold Evelyn — Corporal. Born 28th December,
1896. Father, Edwin Evelyn Clarke, Planter (deceased). Entered
the service of the Bank, 2nd June, 1913. Enlisted, July, 1917,
from Superintendent's Department, Sherbrooke, in Canadian
Army Medical Corps, with the rank of Private. Promoted Cor-
poral.

Clarke, Desmond Percy Mackenzie — Private. Born 31st
December, 1892, at Galway, Ireland. Father, Arthur E. Clarke,
Art Dealer. Educated at Galway Grammar School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 18th December, 1912. Enlisted, 27th Feb-
ruary, 1918, from Hawarden branch, in 1st Saskatchewan Depot
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 15th Reserve
Battalion, Bramshott, June, 1918; 10th Canadian Battalion,
August, 1918. Principal action: Cambrai, 1918. Subsequent
occupation: Employed in office of Inspector of Taxation, Prince
Albert, Sask., 27th May, 1919.

Clarke, Gordon Caldwell Alexander — Sergeant. Born
7th December, 1896, at Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Father, John
Albert Clarke, Dentist. Educated at Lower Canada College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st February, 1915. Enlisted,
1st June, 1916, from Montreal branch, in Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 73rd Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery; 1st Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column;
4th Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, 1st June, 1917;
13th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 7th January, 1918. Pro-
moted Lance-Corporal, 15th August, 1918; Corporal, 15th January,
1919; Sergeant, 1st April, 1919. Principal actions: Vimy, Pass-
chendaele, 1917; Amiens, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.



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+CLARKE, George Edward — Second Lieutenant. Born 14th
February, 1890, at Canterbury, England. Father, Captain E.
Clarke. Educated at Canterbury Grammar School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 11th March, 1912. Enlisted, 6th October,
1915, from Walkerton branch, in University Company, Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 4th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, with the rank
of Second Lieutenant, December, 1915. Principal action: Somme,
July, 1916.

Killed in Action, 23rd July, 1916.

"Even during his first experience under fire he was as brave
as a lion and a fine example to the men he was leading." — His
Commanding Officer.

"I am proud to say he was fearless to the end." — His Company
Commander.

Clarke, Robert McClelland — Lieutenant. Born 14th
February, 1895. Father, Walter Clarke, Cattle Merchant.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th November, 1911. Enlisted,
October, 1914, from Nelson branch, in 16th (Canadian Scottish)
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 19th Royal
Irish Rifles, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Promoted Lieu-
tenant. Wounded. Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th Sep-
tember, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 30th April,
1920.

Clarke, Theophilus Arden — Private. Born 23rd May,
1897, at Morden, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Rev. Waddington
Clarke, Clergyman. Educated at St. John's College School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th April, 1915. Enlisted, 10th
February, 1916, from Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, branch, in Canadian
Cyclist Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 11th
Canadian Machine Gun Company, June, 1916; Canadian Motor
Machine Gun Transport Company, June, 1918. Principal actions:
Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; Amiens (with Canadian
Armoured Car Section), August, 1918. Wounded (shrapnel) in
the left leg, 6th August, 1917; sniper's bullet in the head, 8th
August, 1918. Demobilized, 8th August, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 3rd September, 1919. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 14th August, 1920, to accept a position with the Good-
year Tire & Rubber Company of Canada Limited.

Clarke, Wilfrid Leslie — Sergeant, M.M. Born 9th Dec-
ember, 1891, at Listowel, Ontario, Canada. Father, F. O. Clarke,



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Merchant. Educated at Listowel High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships
Bank. Enhsted, 1st February, 1915, from Gleichen branch, in
13th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 110th Canadian Battalion, 1st January, 1916; 58th
Canadian Battalion, November, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, 8th
January, 1916. Service and principal actions: Passchendaele,
1917; Lens Front (trench warfare and raids), Winter of 1917-18.
Awarded
The Military Medal
for
Bravery in the Field
During a Bombing Raid at St. Pierre, Lens front,
13th January, 1918.
Wounded slightly, 9th April, 1918. DemobiUzed, 23rd May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th October, 1919.

Clayton, Ralph Edward — Gunner. Born 5th February,
1897, at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Edward
Clayton, Merchant (retired). Educated at Public School and King
Edward High School, Vancouver. Entered the service of the
Bank, 5th January, 1916. Enlisted, 1st November, 1917, from
Vancouver branch, in 68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery,
England, March, 1918.

Cleary, Thomas — Senior Writer, Mercantile Marine Reserve.
Born 30th August, 1898, at Cooga, Kildysart, County Clare, Ireland.
Father, John Cleary, Farmer. Educated at St. Mary's College,
Dundalk. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th August, 1915.
EnHsted, 10th February, 1917, from London, England, branch, in
H.M.S. "Eaglet," at Liverpool, with the rank of Assistant Writer.
Transferred to H.M.S. "Knight Templar," 3rd May, 1917;
H.M.S. "Camito," 10th September, 1918; Senior Naval Officers'
Staff, Liverpool, on demobihzation duties, November, 1918, to July,
1919. Promoted Senior Writer, 28th June, 1918. Demobilized,
23rd September, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 20th
October, 1919.

Mr. Cleary wrote as follows:

"H.M.S. 'Knight Templar' was torpedoed by a German sub-
marine about two hundred miles south west of the Irish coast.
Considerable difficulty was encountered at the time in taking
to the boats, owing to a heavy gale blowing. The greater portion
of the crew were rescued by American destroyers from Queenstown.



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The remaining survivors were taken on board a British patrol boat.
Six of the crew were killed on duty in the engine room as a result
of the explosion of the boilers. The 'Knight Templar' was saved
and towed safely into harbour."

Cleland, Douglas Robert — Sergeant. Born 1st November,
1894, at Limerick, Ireland. Father, James Cleland (deceased),
late Superintendent of Shipping. Educated at King's Hospital,
Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank 18th December, 1912.
Enlisted, 3rd September, 1915, from Port Arthur branch, in 52nd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal,
September, 1916; Sergeant, 17th February, 1917. Service: In
action continuously with the 52nd Battalion. Demobilized, 31st
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 14th April, 1919.

Cleland, James Mill — Lieutenant. Born 10th August, 1891,
at Limerick, Ireland. Father, James Cleland (deceased), late
Superintendent of Shipping. Educated at Villiers Endowed School,
Limerick. Entered the service of the Bank, 18tli August, 1913.
EnHsted, 11th March, 1916, from Moosejaw branch, in 196th Can-
adian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 19th
Reserve Battalion, January, 1917; 46th Canadian Battalion, 7th
November, 1917; 15th Reserve Battahon, November, 1918.
Promoted Lieutenant, 22nd February, 1917. Service: In action
in France from November, 1917, until November, 1918. Wounded
(machine-gun bullet), in the right thigh, 1st November, 1918, at
the taking of Valenciennes. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th
June, 1919.

(Brother of D. R. Cleland.)

Clement, Noel — Sergeant. Born 27th April, 1895, at Edin-
burgh, Scotland. Father, James Clement (deceased), late Princi-
pal, Public School. Educated at Heriot's College, Edinburgh.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th September, 1912. Enlisted,
25th January, 1915, from Gleichen branch, in 12th Canadian
Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to 2nd
Canadian Mounted Rifles, January, 1916. Promoted Sergeant,
August, 1918. Principal actions: Sanctuary Wood (Ypres),
Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, 1918. Wounded, contusion of the back and concussion —
27th April, 1916; shrapnel wound in the forehead, 2nd June, 1916;
gun shot wound in the right thigh, 1st October, 1918. Demobi-
lized, 25th June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th
September, 1919. 109.



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Clendinning, William Burgotne — Private. Born 29th
June, 1893, at Lurgan, Ireland. Father, James H. Clendinning,
Linen Manufacturer. Educated at "The College," Lurgan.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd August, 1911. Enlisted, 5th
August, 1914, from Elbow branch, in Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry, with the rank of Private. Served in France from
20th December, 1914, up to second phase of the Second Battle of
Ypres, including St. Eloi and Hill 60. Shell wound, fracturing
skull, 3rd May, 1915. Demobilized, October, 1915, on account
of being medically unfit for further military service, due to severity
of wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank, 14th October, 1915.

Clery, William Valentine Patrick — Lieutenant. Born
14th February, 1892, at Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Father,
P. F. Clery, Bank Manager. Educated at St. Michael's College,
Listowel, Ireland, and Skerry's College, Dublin. Entered the
service of the Bank, 26th April, 1911. EnHsted, 30th June, 1915,
from First Street West, Calgary, branch, in 50th Canadian Battal-
ion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 16th BattaHon
(The Canadian Scottish), June, 1916. Principal actions: Ypres,
Somme, 1916; Cambrai, 1918. Wounded (gun shot), 26th Sep-
tember, 1916. Demobilized, 3rd May, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank 6th May, 1919.

Cleveland, Charles Ashley — Private. Born 23rd January,
1895, at Richmond, Quebec, Canada. Father, E. F. Cleveland,
Secretary -Treasurer, Town of Richmond. Educated at St. Francis
College High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th July,
1912. Enlisted, 4th August, 1915, from Waterville branch, in
73rd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Army Medical Corps Training Depot No.
4, in Canada; No. 4 Detachment Canadian Army Pay Corps.
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Yimy Ridge, 1917. Gun shot
wounds (multiple), 11th April, 1917.

Close, Robert George — Private. Born 2nd February, 1895,
in Ireland. Father, Robert Close (deceased), late Buyer, Pirn
Bros., Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th August, 1913.
Enlisted, 18th September, 1917, from Milk River branch, with the
rank of Private. Subsequent occupation: Farming in Alberta.

CocKBTTRN, GoRDON — Private. Born 29th June, 1887, at
Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, Robert Cockburn, Collector, Edin-
burgh & Leith Gas Commissioners (retired). Educated at Royal



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High School, Edinburgh, and Rossall School, near Fleetwood,
Lancashire. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th May, 1910.
Enlisted, 15th June, 1915, from Shellbrook branch, in 53rd Can-
adian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 28th
Canadian Battalion, 7th June, 1916. Principal action: Ypres
salient, June-July, 1916. Severe abdominal wound, 6th August,
1916.

Note: When we last heard from Mr. Cockburn he was still
confined to bed in the 2nd Scottish General Hospital, Craigleigh,
Edinburgh.

CocKERAM, Alan — Captain, D.S.O. Born 6th December, 1894,
at Topsham, Devonshire, England. Father, William Marchant
Cockeram, Farmer (deceased). Educated at Reedham, Purley,
Surrey, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th April,
1913. Enlisted, 4th November, 1914, from Brockville branch, in
21st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 1st Devonshire Regiment, 26th September, 1916; 21st Canadian
Battalion, 20th February, 1917. Promoted Second Lieutenant,
26th September, 1916; Lieutenant, 20th February, 1917; Captain,
22nd September, 1918. Principal actions: St. Eloi, 1916; Vimy,
Hill 70, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918.

Appointed
A Companion
of
The Distinguished Service Order
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in
leading his platoon in an attack. On reaching his
objective he came under heavy fire from a machine-
gun. Taking two men with him, he immediately
rushed forward, personally killed the gun crew, and
then noticing that a booby trap was attached to the
gun, he threw it backwards, on which the trap
exploded. He then brought in the gun. During
this operation he was wounded, but refused to leave
his platoon, and later in the day, while on a recon-
naissance with two N.C.O.'s, he met a party of the
enemy, all of whom were killed. On the following
morning this officer led his platoon in the open against
a strong enemy counter-attack, and, after heavy
hand-to-hand fighting, in which he personally
accounted for several of the enemy, and was severely



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wounded, the attack was repulsed. His fearlessness
throughout was most marked."

{London Gazette Supplement, 7th March, 1918).

Mentioned in Despatches

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Wounded, 15th August, 1917, by a bomb, causing temporary

blindness; wounded, 26th August, 1918, in the foot and back.

Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th June, 1919. Retired from

the service of the Bank, 11th October, 1920.

CocKERAM, Wallace — Sapper, M.M. Born 14th March, 1891,

at Topsham, England. Father, William Marchant Cockeram,

Farmer (deceased). Educated at Reedham, Purley, Surrey.

Entered the service of the Bank, 24th December, 1912. Enlisted,

25th November, 1914, from West Toronto branch, in 4th Canadian

Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to 3rd

Canadian Signal Company, February, 1916. Principal actions:

Sanctuary Wood, Somme, 1916; Vimy, Passchendaele, 1917;

Amiens, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

And repairing telephone lines under heavy fire.

Sanctuary Wood, October, 1916.

Demobilized, 29th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,

7th April, 1919.

(Brother of A. Cockeram.)

Coffin, John Sherran — Flight Cadet. Born 26th October,
1895, at Thorne Centre, Quebec, Canada. Father, Rev. James
Moreton Coffin, Church of England Clergyman (deceased).
Educated at Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, Quebec. Entered
the service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enhsted, 25th
April, 1918, from Montreal branch, in Canadian Expeditionary
Force, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Air Force,
19th August, 1918. Demobilized, 10th December, 1918. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 16th December, 1918.

Coffin, Leland Charles — Private. Born 21st December,
1888, at Morell, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father, David
Henry Coffin, Farmer. Educated at Public School, and Prince of
Wales College, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Entered the service of the



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Bank, 1st June, 1907. Enlisted, 16th August, 1914, from North
Battleford branch, in 105th (Saskatoon) Fusiliers, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 10th Canadian Battalion, February,
1915. Service and principal actions: Latter stage Second Battle
of Ypres, 1915; Festubert, May, 1915; with Battahon in the front
line at Givenchy (1915), until wounded. Rifle bullet in the lung,
broken ribs and pleurisy. Demobilized, 2nd October, 1916, on
account of being medically unfit for further military service, due
to severity of wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th
March, 1916.

Coleman, Fhedeeick Charles — Lieutenant. Born 14th
December, 1890, at Hornsey, Middlesex, England. Father,
William Henry Coleman, Stockbroker (deceased). Educated at
Owens School, Islington, London, N., England. Entered the ser-
vice of the Bank, 17th September, 1912. Enlisted, 12th August,
1914, from Edmonton branch, in Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian
Record Office, 24th June, 1915. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 20th
October, 1914; Corporal, 15th July, 1915; Sergeant, 1st November,
1915; Staff Sergeant, 1st March, 1916; Staff Quartermaster
Sergeant, 1st October, 1916; Sergeant-Major, 15th April, 1917;
Lieutenant, 1st April, 1918. Service: Proceeded to France with
P.P.C.L.I., December, 1914.

"Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for
valuable services rendered in connection with the War."

Invalided from France on account of illness. Demobilized,
18th November, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd
December, 1918.

Colerick, Allan Bowie — Warrant Officer, R.N.C.V.R.
Born 30th June, 1892, at London, Ontario, Canada. Father, Henry
Colerick. Educated at London Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 30th July, 1908. Enlisted, 1st April, 1918,
from Montreal branch, in Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve,
with the rank of Warrant Officer. Service: Atlantic Coast patrol,
minesweeping, and convoy work. Demobilized, 1st February,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 24th February, 1919.

Coll, Joseph Isidore — Corporal. Born 21st November,
1893, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, M. L. Coll,
Manufacturer (retired). Educated at St. John High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1911. Enlisted, 30th
April, 1918, from Sutton branch, in 1st Canadian Tank Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 19th August, 1919.



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Collet, James Noel Bellasyse — Lieutenant. Born 13th
August, 1879, at Church Stretton, Shropshire, England. Father,
Rev. Alfred Noel Colley, M.A., Clerk in Holy Orders. Educated
at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, England, and University of
Toronto (B.A. 1908). Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd
February, 1913. Enlisted, January, 1916, from Secretarial Depart-
ment, Head Office, Toronto, in 220th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Canadian Forestry Corps,
April, 1917; Central Ontario Regiment, 1918. Service: StafiP
Headquarters, Canadian Forestry Corps, London; Adjutant and
Quartermaster, various Canadian Forestry Corps units, England
and France. Demobilized 25th August, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 2nd September, 1919. 209.

Collier, John Dickson — Private. Born 21st September,
1890, at Callander, Scotland. Father, G. ColUer, Contractor.
Educated at Callander High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 17th May, 1911. Enlisted, 15th February, 1916, from
Medicine Hat branch, in 13th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse, July,
1916; 27th Canadian Battalion, September, 1916; Works Group,
July, 1917. Service and principal actions: Souchez, October, 1916;
Attack by 6th Brigade in front of Vimy Ridge, 3rd May, 1917.
Blown up in a dug-out, 20th November, 1916. Trench fever, 10th
June, 1917. Demobilized, 25th April, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 6th May, 1919.

Connolly, Felix James — Gunner. Born 17th April, 1897,
at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father, John
Connolly, General Yard Superintendent, Dominion Iron & Steel
Company, Limited. Educated at Central School and Sydney
Academy, Sydney, N.S., and St. Dunstan's College, Charlottetown,
P.E.I. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th July, 1915. Enlisted,
June, 1917, from Sydney branch, in the Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve
Artillery, Witley, England, November, 1917. In training until
returned to Canada in the Fall of 1918 as permanently unfit for
further military service. Demobilized, 4th November, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank 13th January, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 17th January, 1920, on account of
ill health.

CoNNON, Frederick Louis — Lieutenant. Born 18th August,
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Entered the service of the Bank, 13th September, 1912. Enlisted,
November, 1914, from Claresholm branch. Wounded, October,
1915. Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th May, 1919.

CoNOVEH, Clinton Crosby — Lieutenant. Born 20th Jan-
uary, 1891, at Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. H.
Conover, Manager, Martin Senour & International Varnish Com-
pany. Educated at Leamington Public School and Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st April, 1912.
Enlisted, 1st July, 1917, from Inspection Department, Head Office,
Toronto, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Cadet (3rd Air
Mechanic). Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 1st November, 1917 ; Lieutenant,
1st April, 1918. Service: Bombing Squadrons, Independent Air
Force 99 and 49. Charge of Rigging and Sailmaking Departments,
No. 1 Southern Aircraft Repair Depot, Farnborough, England.
Made prisoner of War at Cambrai, 24th September, 1918, and was
interned in Germany until 3rd December, 1918. Demobilized, 4th