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Scotland (deceased) . Educated at Albert Road Academy, Glasgow,
Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th March, 1912.
Enlisted, 18th March, 1917, from Fernie branch, in Canadian
Forestry Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to No. 41
Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, 31st May, 1917. Promoted
Corporal, 24th May, 1917; Sergeant, 31st May, 1917; Company
Quartermaster-Sergeant, 28th August, 1918. Service: Orderly
Room Sergeant with No. 41 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps,
in France, from 10th June, 1917, to August, 1918. Demobilized,
26th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 28th April,
1919.

Crosbie, Herbert — Lieutenant. Born 9th January, 1893, at
Cork, Ireland. Father, John Crosbie, Banker. Educated at St.
Columba's College, Dublin, and Dublin University. Entered the
service of the Bank, 27th June, 1913. Enlisted, 11th August, 1914,
from Hanna branch, in 1st Canadian Division, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Royal Dublin Fusiliers, June, 1915;
Royal Munster Fusiliers, 26th March, 1918; 7th Royal Irish Regi-
ment, 1st August, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, June, 1915;
Lieutenant, May, 1917. Principal action: Second Battle of Ypres,
1915. Wounded in the right thigh, 26th April, 1915. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 8th April, 1920.



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Crosby, Hazlett Saunders — Gunner. Born 25th December,
1896, at Hebron, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, H. S. Crosby,
Provincial Manager, North American Life Assurance Company.
Educated at Halifax County Academy. Entered the service of
the Bank, 2nd July, 1915. Enhsted, 19th January, 1916, from
Halifax branch, in 11th Brigade Ammunition Column, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 11th
Brigade Headquarters, Canadian Field Artillery, 24th May, 1916;
36th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 13th June, 1917. Principal
actions: Somme, 1916: Vimy, Hill 70, 1917. Gassed, 23rd August,
1917. Demobilized, 27th February, 1919. Subsequent occupa-
tion : Took up the study of Dentistry.

Crottt, Richard Evelyn Moore — Private. Born 14th
November, 1891, at Virginia, Cavan, Ireland. Father, R. D.
Crotty, Resident Magistrate (deceased). Entered the service of
the Bank, 20th January, 1912. Enhsted, 19th October, 1915, from
Cranbrook branch, in 9th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private.

Crotty, William Houghton — Lieutenant. Born 2nd June,
1893, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, R. D. Crotty, Resident Magis-
trate (deceased) . Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd February,
1914. Enhsted, 15th March, 1915, from St. Catherine & Metcalf,
Montreal, branch, in 38th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry, and later to the Imperial Army, with the rank of Second
Lieutenant. Promoted Lieutenant.

(Brother of R. E. M. Crotty.)

Crowe, Thomas Albert — Sergeant, U.S. Army. Born 20th
June, 1896, At Sea, off Cape Horn. Father (deceased). Educated
at Jefferson High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th
May, 1915. Enhsted, 25th July, 1918, from Portland branch, in
13th United States Division, with the rank of Private. Promoted
Corporal, 10th January, 1918; Sergeant, 11th January, 1918.
Engaged in training recruits. Demobilized, 4th April, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 8th March, 1919.

Crozier, Joseph— Trooper. Born 17th August, 1893, at
Lurgan, Ireland. Father, William J. Crozier (deceased), late Man-
ager, Ireland Bros., Limited, Linen Manufacturers. Educated at
Lurgan College. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September,
1913. Enhsted, 12th February, 1916, from Kincaid branch, in
229th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Pay Sergeant. Trans-
ferred to 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, France, 30th April, 1917;



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Canadian Army Pay Corps, 1st July, 1918. (Reverted to the rank
of Trooper to proceed to France). Principal actions: Lens, Hill 70,
Passcliendaele, 1917. Wounded (gun shot), in the right side, 1^
and hip, 26th October, 1917. Returned to duty with the Bank,
19th June, 1919.

Chdickshank, Hehbekt William — Lieutenant. Born 9th
October, 1893, at Banff, Scotland. Father, William Cruickshank
(deceased). Educated at Ainsh Public School and Banff Academy.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th December, 1911. Enlisted,
10th August, 1914, from Regina branch, in Legion of Frontiersmen,
with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to 1st Brigade, Canadian
Field Artillery, 23rd August, 1914; King's Royal Rifle Corps, 25th
September, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, February, 1916;
Second Lieutenant, 25th September, 1917; Lieutenant, 25th March,
1919. Principal actions: Second Battle of Ypres, Givenchy,
Festubert, 1915; Cambrai, 1917; German Advance, March, 1918;
Hindenburg Line, August-September, 1918. Demobilized, 22nd
May, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Farming.

Cruickshank. John Duguid — Captain. Born 13th February,
1888, in Scotland. Father, James Cruickshank, Teacher (retired).
Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School. Entered the service of
the Bank, 15th July, 1907. Enlisted, 14th August, 1914, from
Winnipeg branch, in 79th BattaHon (Cameron Highlanders),
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 16th Battalion (Canadian
Scottish), September, 1914; Canadian Army Pay Corps, August,
1915. Promoted Sergeant, April, 1916; Lieutenant, June, 1917;
Captain, October, 1918. Principal action : Second Battle of Ypres,
1915;. subsequently employed in Pay Office, London.

"Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for
valuable services rendered in connection with the War".
Wounded (shrapnel) in the left side and back, April, 1915. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 15th September, 1919.

Ceyderman, Arthur Douglas — Private. Born 2nd March,
1896, at Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. Father, C. W. Cryderman,
Druggist. Educated at Walkerton High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 6th September, 1912. Enlisted, 30th April,
1918, from Elbow branch, in Lord Strathcona's Horse (R.C.),
with the rank of Private. Service: In training and on duty in
the province of Quebec. Demobilized, 30th June, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 16th August, 1919.

Culver WELL, Frank James — Flight Cadet. Born 15th
April, 1898, at Bath, England. Father, James Culver well. Mural



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Painter. Educated at Bath School of Art. Entered the service
of the Bank, 1st December, 1915. Enlisted, 22nd April, 1918, from
Danforth & Broadview, Toronto, branch, in Royal Air Force, with
the rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Engaged in training for
Pilot's certificate in Royal Air Force, at Toronto. Demobilized,
2nd December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th
December, 1918. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st July,
1920.

Cummins, Hugh Charles — Gunner. Born 14th June, 1894,
at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, John R. Cummins;
(retired). Educated at Cornwall High School and Cornwall Sep-
arate School. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd March, 1914.
Enlisted, 21st May, 1917, from Bank Street, Ottawa, branch, in
72nd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery Brigade, 15th February,
1918; 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 10th June, 1918; 16th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 10th August, 1918. Principal
actions: Arras, Amiens, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. In Germany with
the Army of Occupation. Demobilized, 25th May, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 16th June, 1919.

CuNNTNGHAM, ALEXANDER Rentoul— Private. Born 2nd
June, 1890, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, James Cunningham
(retired). Educated at The High School, Dublin. Entered the
service of the Bank, 28th May, 1913. Enlisted, 31st July, 1915,
from Winnipeg branch, in 78th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Service: Employed at 12th Brigade Headquarters as
a Runner. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Pass-
chendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, 1918. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 20th June, 1919.

CuRRAN, Veysie— Captain, M.C. Born 17th July, 1888, at
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Judge J. P. Curran, Judge
of King's Bench of Manitoba. Educated at Public Schools, Mani-
toba. Entered the service of the Bank, 25th April, 1905. Enlisted,
31st March, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, where he was Assistant
Accountant, in 43rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieu-
tenant. Transferred to 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, Sep-
tember, 1915. Promoted Captain, 3rd August, 1917. Principal
actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
(New Year's Honours List)
1st January, 1919.



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Mentioned in Despatches
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field
28th May, 1918.

Wounded (shrapnel) in both thighs, 31st January, 1916; fractured
ankle, 1st October, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st
July, 1919. 27, 55, 75, 81, 82, 90, 291.

Cukrie, Claude Francis — Captain. Born 3rd October,
1893, at Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Father, M. R. Currie (Late
Captain. Killed in the Boer War). Educated at St. Boniface
College, Winnipeg, and Morquetto University, Milwaukee. Wis-,
consin. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th September, 1913.
Enlisted, October, 1914, from Prince Albert branch, in 28th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lieu-
tenant and later Captain and Quartermaster. Served with No. 1
Canadian General Hospital in France, from 15th May, 1915, to
June, 1917; with No. 11 Canadian Field Ambulance, from June,
1917, till Armistice. Demobilized, 29th May, 1919. Subsequent
occupation: Electrician.

+CuRRiE, James Campbell — Private. Born 18th April, 1890,
at Kenora, Ontario, Canada. Father, D. H. Currie, Lumberman.
Educated at Kenora Public and High Schools and Alberta Univer-
sity. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1908.
Enlisted, May, 1916, from North Battleford branch, in 195th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
102nd Canadian Battalion, November, 1916. Principal action:
Vimy Ridge, 9th April, 1917.

Killed in Action, 9th April, 1917.

Currie, Martin — Major, M.C. Born 10th May, 1874, at
Newcastle-Under-Lynn, Staffordshire, England. Father, William
Currie, Pawn Broker. Educated at St. Mary's School, Newcastle-
Under-Lynn. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1913.
Enlisted, 16th August, 1915, from Calgary branch, in 82nd Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 137th
Canadian Battalion, October, 1915; 116th Canadian Battalion,
3rd January, 1917; on duty at Quebec, 6th November, 1918, until
13th October, 1919. Promoted Lieutenant, 16th August, 1915;
Captain, October, 1915; Major, 26th August, 1916. Principal
actions: Vimy, Avion, Lens, Mdricourt, 1917.



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Awarded

The Military Cross

(10th August, 1917)

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

He handled his company with great courage, under

heavy fire, during an intense gas attack, setting a fine

example under exceptionally trying circumstances,

leading his men through gas and machine-gun fire, and

personally bombing the enemy. He himself saw to

the evacuation of all the dead and wounded, captured

two prisoners, and brought them back to the battahon

headquarters single-handed."

{London Gazette, 26th September, 1917.)
Wounded in the head and slightly gassed, at Avion, 22nd-23rd
July, 1917.

Note: "When last heard from, Major Currie was still under-
going treatment in hospital in Winnipeg.

Curry, Frank Willard — Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant,
R.N.C.V.R. Born 29th December, 1895, at Boston, Massa-
chusetts, U.S.A. Father, Victor D. Curry, Book-keeper (deceased).
Educated at Shelburne, N.S., Academy, and Acadia University.
Entered the service of the Bank, 7th August, 1912. Enlisted, 23rd
May, 1917, from Shelburne branch, in Royal Naval Canadian
Volunteer Reserve, with the rank of Assistant Paymaster. Trans-
ferred to H.M.C.S. "Niobe," 23rd May, 1917; H.M.C.S. "Seagull"
Patrol Depot, 7th November, 1918. Served in Paymaster's branch.
Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve. Demobilized, 28th
February, 1918. Subsequent occupation: Manager for C. B.
Transfer Company, Limited, Sydney, N.S., 13th March, 1919.

Curry, Victor Leslie— Petty Officer, R.N.C.V.R. Born
9th July, 1897, at East Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Father,
Victor D. Curry, Bookkeeper (deceased). Educated at Winthrop
Grammar School, and Shelburne High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 13th November, 1915. Enlisted 15th March, 1918,
from Bridgewater branch, in Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer
Reserve (H.M.C.S. "Niobe"), withtherankof Victualling Assistant.
Promoted Petty Officer. Transferred to H.M.C.S. "Stadacona,"
1st May, 1918; H.M.C.S. "Seagull," 10th May, 1918. Service:
Engaged in Coast Patrol and Patrol Depot work. Demobilized,
19th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd April,
1919.

(Brother of F. W. Curry.)



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Curtice, Reginald Henry — Sergeant. Born 15th June,
1891. Father, Frederick Henry Curtice, Type Foundry Owner.
Entered the service of the Bank, 25th March, 1912. Enlisted,
July, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, with the rank of Private.
Subsequently promoted Sergeant.

CuTHBERT, John Thomas — Private. Born 4th January, 1894,
Father, John Cuthbert, Cashier in Advertising Firm, Winnipeg.
Entered the service of the Bank, 11th December, 1911. EnHsted,
May, 1918, from Moosejaw branch. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 24th March, 1919.

CuTUBERTSON, Lloyd Evan — FUght Cadet. Born 2nd Sep-
tember, 1897, at Wellburn, Ontario, Canada. Father, John
Cuthbertson, Manufacturer. Educated at Stratford Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th October, 1916.
Enhsted, 1st March, 1918, from Parry Sound branch, in Royal Air
Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Trained for Commission as
Pilot. DemobiUzed, 5th December, 1918. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 26th December, 1918.

Dailey, James Johnston — Fhght Cadet (Sergeant). Born
3rd September, 1890, at DubHn, Ireland. Father, John Mitchell
Dailey, Insurance Manager. Educated at Wesley College, Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 27th September, 1912. Enlisted,
15th January, 1918, from Regina branch, in 1st Depot Battalion,
Saskatchewan Regiment, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Royal Air Force, 4th September, 1918. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 27th January, 1918; Corporal, 5th February, 1918;
Sergeant, 2nd March, 1918. Service: Employed in Battahon
Orderly Room and trained for pilot's certificate in Royal Air Force.
Demobilized, 2nd January, 1919. Subsequent occupation:
Accountant, Masterson Motors, Chevrolet Dealers, Regina.

Daley, Warnock Bernard — Fhght Cadet. Born 16th May,
1895, at Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, D. Andrew
Daley (retired). Educated at Elgin Superior School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 28th February, 1916. Enlisted, 8th October,
1917, from St. John, N.B., branch, in 9th Siege Battery,
Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to
Royal Flying Corps, 24th January, 1918. Engaged in training at
Toronto, Borden and Leaside Flying Camps. DemobiUzed, 28th
November, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th January,
1919.



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Dalton, Norman Dameral — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 7th
June, 1896, at London, England. Father, Goring Evans Dalton,
West India Merchant. Educated at King's School, Canterbury
(London Matriculation). Entered the service of the Bank, 6th
April, 1914. EnHsted, 8th August, 1914, from London, England,
branch, in 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 5th Middlesex Regiment, October
1915; Machine Gun Corps, February, 1916. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, October, 1915; Lieutenant, May, 1917. Principal
actions: Neuve Chapelle, 1914 (1914 Star); Hooge, Ypres, 1915;
Somme, 1916; Ypres, Passchendaele, 1917; Somme, March, 1918;
Armentieres, April, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(King's Birthday Honours List)

(June, 1918)

for

Gallantry in Action at Passchendaele, November, 1917.

Wounded (machine-gun bullet), in the arm at the Somme, 1st
July, 1916. Subsequent occupation: Regular Army.

Note: Lieutenant Dalton was made a prisoner of war at
Merville, near Bethune, 12th April, 1918, during an enemy attack
on the Portuguese sector. His Division, immediately prior to this
engagement, had taken part in successfully checking the Great
German Advance in the Villers Bretonneux line which commenced
on 21st March, 1918.

He was taken to Lille and later to Rastatt, near Karlsruhe,
and Nahr. He reached Basle (Switzerland) on 2nd December,
1918, and arrived at Dover nine days later. 282.

Dalton, Robert Abner Baillie — Private. Born 22nd
October, 1892. Father, William Dalton, Farmer. Entered the
service of the Bank, 8th January, 1913. Enlisted, July, 1918, from
Calgary branch.

D'Alton, Robert Patrick, Jr. — Second Lieutenant. Born
24th September, 1893, at Cork, Ireland. Father, Robert Patrick
D'Alton (retired). Educated at Cork Grammar School, and
Trinity College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th
March, 1912. Enlisted, December, 1917, from Herbert branch,
in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred
to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant,



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13th June, 1918. Service: Employed as "Ferry Pilot" for some
months. Demobilized, May, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 9th October, 1919.

Note: "Ferry Pilot" was the term applied to Royal Air
Force officers engaged in Cross Channel work between England
and France. Their duties included the carrying of passengers and
despatches, and the transportation of machines to and from the
battle areas.

Dalton, Wilbur J. — Flight Cadet. Born 19th September,
1896, at Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles Dalton,
Farmer. Educated at Essex High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 19th April, 1918. Enlisted, 1st August, 1918, from
Windsor, Ontario, branch, in Canadian Engineers, with the rank
of Sapper. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 16th October, 1918.
Service in Canadian Engineers in the Pay Office. Trained for
Pilot's certificate in Royal Air Force. Demobilized, 25th Decem-
ber, 1918.

Dalton, William Joseph — Lieutenant. Born 3rd August,
1893, at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Father, James Dalton, Chief
Clerk of EngUsh Journals, House of Commons. Educated at
Primary Schools and Ottawa Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 8th August, 1910. EnUsted, 23rd October,
1915, from Toronto branch, in 3rd Battery, Canadian Siege Artil-
lery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Reserve Units on
demobiHzation duty, 1st November, 1918. Promoted Bombardier,
30th November, 1916; Corporal, 7th June, 1917; Sergeant, 17th
June, 1917; Lieutenant, 1st November, 1918. Principal actions:
Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy, Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Lens,
Loos, 1918. After Armistice was Adjutant of a DemobiHzation
Wing. Demobilized, 20th August, 1919. 174.

Daniel, Edwahd Herbert — Captain, M.C. Born 25th
September, 1886, at Burton-on-Trent, England. Father, Henry
Daniel (retired). Educated at Henley-on-Thames School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th July, 1907. Enlisted, 23rd
October, 1914, from Vancouver branch, in 29th (Vancouver)
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal, 8th
September, 1915; Lieutenant, 26th March, 1916; Captain, 8th
August, 1918. Principal actions: St. Eloi, April, 1916; Passchen-
daele, November, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918.



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Awarded

The Military Cross

(King's Birthday Honours List)

3rd June, 1919.

Wounded (gun shot), in the left knee and right hand, 6th April,

1916. Demobilized, 31st May, 1919. Returned to duty with the

Bank, 11th July, 1919.

Dakcus, Richard James — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 11th
August, 1894, at Dundrum, County Dublin, Ireland. Father,
Solomon Henry Darcus. Educated at Private Schools and by
Private Tuition. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 1913.
Enlisted, 31st December, 1914, from Medicine Hat branch, in 3rd
Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 2nd January, 1916. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, February, 1915; Corporal, May, 1916; Sergeant,
July, 1916; Lieutenant, 18th November, 1916. Principal actions:
Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy, Passchendaele, 1917; Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"During the attack before Cambrai on September
29th, 1918, after the other platoon officers had become
casualties, he, although wounded, re-organized the
platoon, and pushed forward in face of heavy
machine-gun fire, showing skilful leadership under
very trying conditions. He continued leading his
men successfully in the attack until again severely
wounded and rendered unable to walk."

(London Gazette.)

Wounded (gun shot) in the left jaw (slight), 9th April, 1917; both
cheeks (slight), 22nd May, 1917; chest (severe), 30th October, 1917;
left groin and hip (severe), 29th September, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 18th June, 1920.

Darley, Drewry Bradshaw — Staff Sergeant. Born 26th
February, 1890, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland. Father, Henry
S. Darley, Captain, Imperial Army (deceased). Educated at
Mountjoy School, Dubhn. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th
July, 1911. Enhsted, 28th April, 1915, from Nelson branch, in
54th (Kootenay) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Canadian Army Pay Corps, June, 1916. Promoted Corporal,
May, 1915; Sergeant, July, 1915; Staff Sergeant, April, 1918.



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Service: Employed in Canadian Pay Office, London, on account
of being medically unfit for active service.

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

Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st July, 1919.

+DARLEY, Frederick Farran Bradshaw — Private. Born
13th September, 1891, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland. Father,
Henry S. Darley, Captain, Imperial Army (decea.sed). Educated
at Mountjoy School, Dublin, and Dublin University. Entered the
service of the Bank, 11th April, 1913. Enlisted, October, 1914,
from Prince Rupert branch, in 30th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry, February, 1915. Principal action: Second Battle
of Ypres, April, 1915. Dangerously wounded in the head, 24th
April, 1915.

Died of Wounds, 22nd November, 1916.

Note: Previous to his fatal illness, Mr. Darley had made
what was considered a wonderful recovery from his wounds. He
was discharged from hospital in Ireland on 3rd May, 1916, as
medically unfit for further service. He succumbed to his injuries
on 22nd November, 1916.

(Brother of D. B. Darley.)

Darroch, Douglas Andrew Collingwood — Flight Cadet.
Born 3rd September, 1898, at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, James
Alexander Darroch, with Sheldons Limited, Gait, Ont. Educated
at Gait Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
23rd December, 1915. Enlisted, May, 1918, from Dundas branch,
in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service:
Trained in Canada in the Royal Air Force. DemobiHzed, Nov-
ember, 1918. Subsequent occupation: With the Regal Films,
Limited, Toronto.

Darrow, Frank Rodger — Second Lieutenant. Born 9th
February, 1896, at Tillsonburg, Ontario. Canada. Father, John
A. Darrow, Foundryman. Educated at Public School, High School,
and Business College, Tillsonburg. Entered the service of the
Bank, 21st August, 1912. Enlisted, 20th March, 1916, from
Tillsonburg branch, in 168th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Sergeant. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Battalion, 2nd January,
1917; Royal Air Force, 14th April, 1918. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 15th February, 1919. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge,
Fresnoy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917. 240.



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Davidson, Alexander — Private. Born 26th October, 1895,
at Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, Alexander Davidson, House
Agent. Educated at Normal College, Aberdeen. Entered the
service of the Bank, 11th October, 1912. Enlisted, June, 1915, from
Edmonton branch, in 54th (Kootenay) Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 48th Canadian Battalion, 15th April,
1916; 9th Canadian Machine Gun Company, June, 1916; 29th
Canadian BattaUon, June, 1917; Canadian Forestry Corps, Nov-
ember, 1917; Principal actions: The Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge,
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917. Wounded (shrapnel) in the cheek,
5th November, 1917. Demobilized, 31st May, 1919. Returned