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December, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 8th Dec-
ember, 1919.

Cook, Arthur — Sergeant, U.S. Army. Born 8th August,
1887, at Liverpool, England. Father, Wilham S. Cook (deceased).
Educated at St. Margaret's Higher Grade School, Liverpool.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th September, 1907. Enlisted,
15th March, 1918, from Portland branch, in 37th United States
Engineers, with the rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant.- Prin-
cipal actions: St. Mihiel, Meuse, Argonne, 1918. Demobilized,
3rd April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd April,
1919.

Cook, William Tasker — Private. Born 17th February, 1894,
at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, WiUiam Johnstone
Cook, Civil Servant, H.M. Customs. Educated at Grand Forks
Public and High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 1st July,
1915, from Grand Forks branch, in 54th (Kootenay) Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 30th Reserve Battalion,
15th October, 1915; 7th Canadian Battalion, 3rd March, 1916;
1st Reserve Battalion, January, 1918; Canadian Postal Corps,
October, 1918. Principal actions: Ploegsteert, Sanctuary Wood,
1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; Wounded (gun shot), in the left arm,
Vimy Ridge, 9th April, 1917. Invalided from France, July, 1916^
pleurisy. Demobilized, 16th July, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 28th July, 1919.



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Cooke, Alfred Adam — Signaller. Born 1st March, 1896, at
London, England. Father, Adam Thomas Cooke, Banker
(deceased). Educated at John Watson's Institution, Edinburgh.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th September, 1912. EnUsted,
15th May, 1916, from Hanna Branch, in 175th Canadian BattaUon,
with the rank of Private. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th June, 1919.

Note: Mr. Cooke enlisted in the 31st Canadian Battalion
in November, 1914, and was discharged as medically unfit in July
of the following year, and, after being reinstated in the Bank, re-
enlisted as above. 187.

Cooke, Roy Lambert — Private. Born 22nd November, 1890,
Father, Charles H. S. Cooke, with Mackenzie, Mann & Company,
Limited. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th October, 1909.
EnHsted, June, 1915, from Montreal branch, in 2nd McGill Com-
pany, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank
of Private. Demobilized, February, 1918.

Cooper, William Neill — Corporal. Born 29th December,

1894, at Ballymoney, Ireland. Father, William John Cooper,
Farmer. Educated at Intermediate School, Ballymoney, and High
School, Ballycastle. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th June,
1912. Enlisted. 2nd October, 1915, from Champion branch, in
82nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 9th Reserve Battalion, Shorncliffe, 7th July, 1916; 10th Canadian
Battalion, France, 17th July, 1916; Alberta Regimental Depot,
Bramshott, 10th March, 1917; Ontario Military Hospital, Orping-
ton, 5th May, 1917; Canadian Red Cross OflBcers' Hospital,
London, 5th December, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 1st March,
1918. Principal actions: Somme, 1916. Gun shot wound in the
left shoulder (severe), 1st October, 1916. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 5th November, 1919.

Copley, Richard Cuthbert — Flight Cadet. Born 2nd July,

1895, at Kilkenny, Ireland. Father (deceased). Educated at
Grammar School, Carrickmacross, and Arlington School, Port-
arlington. Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd January, 1912.
Enlisted, 23rd April, 1918, from Winnipeg branch, in Royal Air
Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Training in Canada
for pilot's certificate. Demobilized, 6th December, 1918. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 16th December, 1918.

Coroner, William John — Lieutenant. Born 10th June,
1893, at Belfast Ireland. Father, William John Cordner, Linen



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Merchant. Educated at Methodist College, Belfast. Entered
the service of the Bank 20th July, 1912. Enlisted, 'Snd August,
1916, from Manager-in-Chief's Department, Sherbrooke, in Queen's
University Officers' Training Corps, with the rank of Cadet-
Transferred to 7th Officers' Cadet Battalion, -Ith September, 1916
17th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, ggnd January, 1917:
8th BattaUon, Royal Irish Rifles, 4th March, 1917; loth Battalion,
Royal Irish Rifles, September, 1917; Machine Gun Corps, 20th
January, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 19th December,
1916; Lieutenant, 19th June, 1918. Principal actions: Messines,
Ypres, Cambrai, 1917; German Advance, March, 1918; Enemy
Retirement, before Tournai, October, 1918. Wounded (gun shot),
22nd November, 1917. Demobilized, 21st February, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st October, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 2nd June, 1920.

Corey, Irving Banfield — Lieutenant, D.F.C. Born 30th
August, 1892, at Kingscroft, Quebec, Canada. Father, Hamilton
Corey, Town OflScial. Educated at Hatley Academy, Hatley,
Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th November, 1913.
Enlisted, 22nd November, 1915, from Bedford branch, in 87th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Training Schools, Royal Flying Corps, 17th October, 1917; No.
103 Squadron, Royal Air Force, France, 13th June, 1918. Pro-
moted Second Lieutenant, 17th March, 1918; Lieutenant, 1st
June, 1918. Service and principal actions: Somme, October-
November, 1916; Lens, 1917. Day Bombing from 13th June,
1918, to cessation of hostilities.

Awarded

The Distinguished Flying Cross

for

"Distinguished services rendered during the war."

{London Gazette, 3rd June, 1919.)

Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th August, 1919.

CoRKRAN, Richard Frederick — Sergeant. Born 11th Oct-
ober, 1893, at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Father, Thomas W.
Corkran, Electrical Engineer. Educated at Sherbrooke High
School, and Gleason's Business College, Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Entered the service of the Bank, 20th May, 1912. Enlisted 22nd
March, 1917, from Wellington Street, Sherbrooke, branch, in No.
80 Canadian Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, with the rank
of Second Air Mechanic. Transferred to School of Aerial Gunnery,
July, 1917; School of Aerial Fighting, Royal Air Force, April, 1918.



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Promoted First Air Mechanic, 1st July, 1917; Corporal, 1st Nov-
ember, 1917; Sergeant, 1st March, 1918. Service: Pay Sergeant,
Royal Air Force Wing Pay Office. DemobiHzed, 2nd May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th May, 1919.

CouLTis, John William — Lieutenant. Born 23rd August,
1893, at Forest, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Coultis,
Builder. Educated at Forest Public School and Forest Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th March, 1911.
Enlisted, 26th August, 1915, from Ingersoll branch, in 70th Can-
adian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 60th
Battalion, Victoria Rifles of Canada, 15th June, 1916; 5th Can-
adian Mounted Rifles, 30th April, 1917. Promoted Lieutenant,
26th August, 1915. Principal actions: Somme, September-
October, 1916; Vimy, April, 1917; Valenciennes, Mons, 1918.
Wounded (gun shot), in the right knee, Ypres, 9th July, 1916.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 8th May, 1919.

CouLTOus, La Verne — Lance-Corporal. Born 29th January,
1895, at St. George, Ontario, Canada. Father, Frank Coultous,
Carpenter. Educated at St. George Public School and Brantford
Business College. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th July,
1910. Enlisted, 1st March, 1916, from Carmangay branch, in 13th
Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 6th July, 1916;
Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre, 14th October, 1916; Can-
adian Army Pay Corps, 2nd July, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
1st March, 1919. Service and principal action: Somme, 1916;
employed in the Canadian Pay Office, London, England. Wounded
(gun shot), in the right eye, 8th October, 1916. DemobiUzed, 28th
August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th October,
1919.

*CowiE, John — Private. Born 7th March, 1896, at Lochbuy
Pitsligo, Scotland. Father, George Cowie, Farmer. Educated at
Pitsligo School, Rosehearty Public School, and Burnett's Civil
Service College, Aberdeen. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th
June, 1913. Enlisted. 10th January, 1916, from Kamloops branch,
in 163rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Principal actions : Vimy
Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917.

Killed in Action, 30th October, 1917.

Cowling, Edward Mervyn — Gunner. Born 8th December,
1895, at East Angus, Quebec, Canada. Father, Robert C. Cowling,



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Insurance Agent. Educated at East Angus Academy and St.
Joseph's College. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th March,
1912. Enlisted, 28th August, 1915, from Montreal branch, in
35th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 8th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 8th July,
1915; 5th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, later; 67th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, September, 1918. Service and principal
actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; in North Russia, 1918.
Wounded (gun shot) in the chest, 24th July, 1917. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 9th September, 1919.

Cowling, Herbert George — Lieutenant. Born 9th May,

1893, at East Angus, Quebec, Canada. Father, R. C. Cowling
(retired). Educated at East Angus Model School, Cookshire
Academy, and Le College St. Joseph, St. Ferdinand d'Halifax,
Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from
Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 3rd January, 1916, from East
Angus branch, in 117th Eastern Townships BattaHon, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles,
15th December, 1916; Royal Air Force, 1st September, 1918.
Principal actions: Hill 70, August, 1917 (attached Light Railway
unit for duty, 1918); Amiens, Arras, 1918. DemobiUzed, 3rd
January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th January,
1919.

(Brother of E. M. Cowling.)

Cowperthwaite, Charles Allan — Gunner. Born 31st
January, 1896, at Gibson, New Brunswick, Canada. Father,
Charles Scott Cowperthwaite, Engineer. Educated at St. Mary's
Grammar School, Gibson, and Fredericton High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 15th May, 1913. EnHsted, 27th April,
1918, from Halifax branch, in 10th Halifax Siege Battery, Canadian
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Trained as a Signaller and
employed as clerk in Orderly Room of 10th Siege Battery at Mili-
tary Headquarters, Halifax. Demobilized, 2nd November, 1918,
on account of being medically unfit for further military service.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th November, 1918.

Cox, Bertram Howari> — Gunner. Born 13th December,

1894, at Barbados, British West Indies. Father, Charles Cox,
Clerk. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd June, 1913.
EnHsted, 13th March, 1916, from Portage Avenue, Winnipeg,
branch, in 59th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Demobilized, 28th June, 1919.



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Cox, Lionel — Paymaster Lieutenant, R.N.R. Born 22nd
December, 1890, at Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland. Father,
Henry Cox (deceased), late Senior Inspector of National Schools
for Ireland. Educated at King's School, Ely, Cambridgeshire,
England, and St. Stephen's Green School, Dublin, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 28th September, 1910. Enlisted,
18th August, 1917, from Winnipeg branch, in H.M.S. "Victory,"
with the rank of Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.R. Transferred
to H.M.S. "Glorious," September, 1917; H.M.S. "Maresfield,"
January, 1918; H.M.S. "Iron Duke," May, 1918; H.M.S." Con-
queror," August, 1918. Promoted Paymaster Lieutenant, R.N.R.,
18th August, 1919. Service: In action at Heligoland, November,
1917, and special service in H.M.S. "Maresfield" in the Mediter-
ranean and at Gibraltar.

Note: The "Maresfield" belonged to a special arm of the
Naval Service known as "Q" Boats or "Mystery Ships" which were
engaged in hunting enemy submarines.

"J*Cox, Ralph John — Gunner. Born 26th February, 1893, at
Yeovil, England. Father, Wilham Cox, Chief Warder, Detention
Barracks, Halifax, N.S. Educated at St. Patrick's Boys' High
School, Halifax, N.S. Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd July,
1909. Enlisted, 28th September, 1916, from Vegreville branch, in
78th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Demobilized, 26th February, 1917, on account of being medically
unfit for further military service. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 25th March, 1917.

Died, 20th May, 1919.

Craft, Henky Morgan — Sergeant. Born 14th December,
1893, at Oakland, California, U.S.A. Father, Harry M. Craft.
Educated at Oakland High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 16th September, 1909. Enlisted, 12th June, 1918, from
Moosejaw branch, in 115th Ammunition Train Motor Battalion,
American Expeditionary Force, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Motor Transportation Administration Corps No. 2,
Bordeaux, France, December, 1918. Promoted Corporal, August,
1918; Sergeant, December, 1918. Service: Engaged in ammuni-
tion supply, motor transportation to the Front, and administrative
motor transport work in Bordeaux, France.

Craib, Patrick Shiach — Sergeant. Born 25th December,
1890, at Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland. Father, Peter Craib
(deceased). Educated at Lossiemouth Higher Grade School,
Morayshire, Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th



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September, 1912. Enlisted, 6th May, 1916, from Hawarden
branch, in 229th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 19th Reserve Battalion, at Bramshott, England,
30th April, 1917; Canadian Army Pay Corps, London, 1st Sep-
tember, 1917. Promoted Corporal, 6th June, 1916; Sergeant, 10th
October, 1916. (Medically unfit for active service). Transferred
to Canadian Army Pay Corps for duty in London, England.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd August, 1919.

Craig, Adam James — Corporal. Born 11th April, 1892, at
Strathaven, Scotland. Father, Robert Craig, Merchant. Edu-
cated at Strathaven Academy and Hamilton Academy. Entered
the service of the Bank, 31st December, 1909. Enlisted, January,
1916, from Edmonton branch, in 151st Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Machine Gun Corps,
October, 1916; 3rd Brigade, Canadian Machine Gun Corps,
October, 1917; 1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps,
February, 1918. Promoted Corporal, February, 1917. Service:
Employed as Instructor in the OflBcers' Machine Gun School,
England, March to October, 1917. Principal actions: Passchen-
daele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, 1918; and subsequent attacks on the
Siegfried Wotan Switch and Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord and
Cambrai, 1918. Wounded (gun shot), in the left arm, near Cam-
brai, 1st October, 1918. Demobilized, 15th May, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

+Cram, John Mitchell — Lieutenant. Born 18th March, 1894,
at Glendevon, Scotland. Father, John Mitchell Cram, Farmer.
Educated at Glendevon Public School and Dollar Academy.
Entered the service of the Bank, 31st August, 1912. Enlisted,
19th January, 1916, from Briercrest branch, in 229th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Depot
Battalion, Regina, 19th September, 1917; Royal Air Force, 15th
February, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 19th January, 1916;
Sergeant, 1st May, 1916; Lieutenant, 24th November, 1916.

Killed in an aeroplane crash at Armour Heights, 26th August,
1918.

+Cramp, John— Private. Born 20th March, 1894, at Trafalgar,
Ontario, Canada. Father, John Cramp, Farmer. Educated at
Trafalgar, Ontario, and at Elliott Business College, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 20th November, 1912. Enlisted,
8th August, 1914, from East Vancouver branch, in 7th Canadian
BattaUon, with the rank of Private. Served in the front line; for
two months Bookkeeper at one of the Military Bases; Despatch



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Bearer; Runner, Canadian Troops Headquarters, England.
Slight scalp wound, 22nd May, 1915.

Died of pneumonia, 27tli October, 1918.

Crane, Kenneth Harding — Lieutenant. Born 7th August,
1892, at Peterboro, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Crane,
Manager, Dominion Bank, Peterboro. Educated at Peterboro
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th September,
1910. Enlisted, 14th April, 1917, from Windsor, Ontario, branch,
in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Trans-
ferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, September, 1917; Lieutenant, 30th April, 1918.
Service: Engaged as Pilot with 149th Squadron, "Night Flying,"
for eleven months, in France. DemobiHzed, 23rd May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd January, 1920.

Cranstoun, George Byron — Signaller. Born 13th April,
1895, at Merrickville, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Cranstoun,
Lock Master. Educated at Merrickville High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 19th August, 1912. Enlisted, 5th Novem-
ber, 1917, from Windsor, Ontario, branch, in 79th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Reserve Artillery, Witley Camp; 15th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, June, 1918; 25th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
December, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Bourlon
Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 25th
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th August, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st October, 1919.

^Crawford, Melville Sealt — Corporal. Born 10th May,
1899, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Archibald J. Craw-
ford, Insurance Agent. Educated at University Schools, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 30th April, 1915. Enlisted, 13th
May, 1918, from Parkdale branch, in Canadian Engineers, with
the rank of Sapper. Promoted Corporal.

Contracted illness en route to England and died of pneumonia
in the Devonport Military Hospital the morning after arrival there
—12th October, 1918.

Crawford, Vernon Cltne — Private. Born 25th December,
1890, at Albert, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, William H.
Crawford, Farmer. Educated at Riverside Consolidated School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 19th February, 1913. Enlisted,
31st May, 1916, from Yellowgrass branch, in 195th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 5th Battalion,
while in France. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918.



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Slight gun shot wound, !29th September, 1918. Demobilized, 22nd
April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th July, 1919.

Creighton, James — Company Sergeant-Major. Born 27th
February, 1877, at Dundee, Scotland. Father, Andrew Creighton,
Mill Overseer. Educated at Elementary Schools in Scotland.
Entei-ed the service of the Bank, 1st September, 1913. Enlisted,
9th August, 1914, from Building Staff, Montreal branch, in 13th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant;
Company Sergeant-Major, 26th April, 1915. Principal actions:
Second Battle of Ypres, 24.th April, 1915; Festubert, Messiues,
1915. Wounded (gun shot) in the head, 20th August, 1915.
Demobihzed, February, 1917, on account of being unfit for further
miUtary service, owing to severity of wounds. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 19th October, 1916.

Note: Mr. Creighton saw twelve years' service in the
Imperial Forces and is in possession of The King's and Queen's
South African Medals, and the Indian Frontier Medal.

Cridland, Leonard Edwin — Private. Born 26th May, 1895,
at London, England. Father, Leonard Cridland, Civil Servant,
Board of Trade, London, England. Educated at Tiffins School,
Kingston, and Christ's Hospital, Horsham. Entered the service
of the Bank, 2nd October, 1911. Enlisted, 1st May, 1916, from
London, England, branch, in 2/5th Battalion, The Buffs, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 29th Battalion, The Middlesex
Regiment; attached Royal Garrison Artillery. Service: Trained
for Infantry; transferred to Home Service unit for duty as tele-
phonist. Central Siege Artillery School, Lydd. Demobilized, 13th
March, 1917, on account of being unfit for foreign service owing to
defective eyesight. Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th March,
1917.

Croft, Ainley Thompson — Captain, M.C. Born 15th May,
1891, at Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Rev.
William I. Croft, Clergyman. Educated at Public Schools and
Halifax Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August,
1910. Enlisted, 1st July, 1915, from Windsor, N.S., branch, where
he was Accountant, in 81st Hants Regiment, with the rank of Lieu-
tenant. Service: Trained for commissioned rank and on obtain-
ing same was engaged in recruiting for 85th Battalion and was
mobilized with them in October, 1915. Promoted Lieutenant
(C.E.F.), August, 1915; Captain, November, 1917. Principal
actions: Vimy, April, 1917; Lens, June, 1917; Passchendaele,
October-November, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Bourlon Wood, Cambrai,
Valenciennes, 1918.



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Awarded
The Military Ceoss
"As adjutant of the battalion he rendered valuable
services reconnoitring under heavy fire. When his
commanding officer was wounded and the second in
command was killed shortly after he had taken over.
Captain Croft took command of the battalion
and carried on the attack with admirable skill and
great gallantry, and captured the objective in spite
of opposition. His fine example to the men was a
great encouragement at a critical moment."

(Supplement to the London Gazette, 11th January,
1919.)
Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th July, 1919.

Crompton, John Bourchier — Captain. Born 8th December,
1897, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, R. W. Crompton,
The Dominion Bank. Educated at Upper Canada College,
Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank 7th October, 1915.
Enlisted, 19th October, 1916, from Queen & Bathurst, Toronto,
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Second Lieutenant.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted
Captain, 4th January, 1918. Principal actions: Arras, Passchen-
daele, 1917.

Cromwell, Raymond George — Flight Cadet. Born 6th
October, 1894, at Cookshire, Quebec, Canada. Father, Thomas
Cromwell, Builder and Contractor (deceased). Educated at Cook-
shire Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd June, 1913.
Enlisted, 20th March, 1918, from Willow Brook branch, in Royal
Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Trained at Toronto
flying camps preparatory for Overseas Service. Demobilized, 9th
December, 1919. Subsequent occupation: With W. W. Tait,
Portage la Prairie — Insurance and Accounting, 8th January, 1919.

Crone, Charles Henry — Sergeant. Born 31st December,
1895, at MacLainsboro, Illinois, U.S.A. Father, Alexander Crone,
(retired). Educated at Foy High School, Waterford, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th January, 1914. Enlisted,
21st June, 1915, from Wadena branch, in 65th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 5th Canadian Battalion,
17th March, 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 27th December, 1917.
Principal action: Third Battle of Ypres, 1916. Wounded (severe)
in the left arm, 21st June, 1916. Demobilized, 23rd September,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th October, 1919.



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+Cronhelm, Edward William Arthur — Gunner. Born 3rd
May, 1896, at Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. Father, Rev. C. A.
Cronhelm, Methodist Minister. Educated at Methodist College,
Belfast, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th April, 1914.
Enlisted, September, 1915, from Fort Frances branch, in 37th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 3rd Reserve Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.
Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, April and May, 1917.

Died, 8th May, 1917, of wounds received on 6th May, 1917.

Crook, George Leonard — Sergeant. Born 31st May, 1893,
at Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Alfred John Crook.
Grocer (deceased). Educated at Gait Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 19th December, 1910. Enlisted,
20th May, 1918, from Toronto branch, in 69th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Promoted Sergeant,
25th July, 1918. Served on Headquarters Staff, Canadian Reserve
Artillery Brigade. Demobilized, February, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 18th August, 1919.

Crookston, John McCrindle — Company Quartermaster-
Sergeant. Born 9th April, 1892, at Glasgow, Scotland. Father,
William Crookston, Treasurer, Caledonian Railway Company,