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to duty with the Bank, 1st August, 1919.

Davin, James Andrew — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 9th
October, 1895, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, J .A. Davin, Brewer.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th December, 1912. Enhsted,
24th September, 1914, from Macleod branch, in 10th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred subsequently to
Canadian Field Artillery. Promoted Lieutenant, 2nd March, 1917.
Principal action: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915. Served as
Adjutant 1st Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column in France
from April, 1917.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For gallantry and devotion to duty when in
charge of a forward ammunition re-filling point.
During the advance of 27th September, 1918, near
Inchy, he made a reconnaissance of passages over the
Canal du Nord under heavy shell-fire. He then
took a column of wagons forward and established an
A.R.P.* 1,000 yards east of the Canal du Nord, which
was heavily shelled at the time, from which point he
kept up the supply of ammunition during the critical
period of the advance."

(Supplement to the London Gazette, 4th October, 1919.)
Severely gassed, 18th May, 1915, during the Second Battle of
Ypres. Demobilized, 28th March, 1919.

Davis, Donald — Lieutenant. Born 2nd September, 1895, at
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Father, Wilham M. Davis, Con-
sulting Engineer (deceased). Entered the service of the Bank,
10th January, 1913. Enhsted, 7th November, 1914, from Hastings
& Cambie, Vancouver, branch, in 29th Canadian Battahon, with
'Artillery Refilling Point.



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the rank of Private. Transferred to Snd Canadian Pioneer Bat-
talion, 2nd February, 1916. Promoted Lieutenant, 2nd February,
1916. Demobilized, ISth February, 1919.

Davis, Milton Harold — Second Lieutenant. Born 24th
June, 1896, at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, U.S.A. Father, John
E. Davis, Cartage Agent. Educated at Ladysmith High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 8th January, 1914. Enlisted, 28th
December, 1917, from Creston branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with
the rank of FHght Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st
April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 11th July, 1918.
Service: Flying Instructor on "Curtiss J. N. 4" aeroplanes in
Canada. Demobilized, 15th March, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 1st April, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 5th June, 1920.

Davis, Winfobd Wallace — Lieutenant. Born 14th July,
1895, at Aylmer, Ontario, Canada. Father, E. C. Davis (deceased).
Entered the service of the Bank, 24th October, 1910. Enlisted,
16th November, 1914, from East Vancouver branch, in 29th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd
Canadian Pioneer BattaUon, 8th February, 1916, and subse-
quently to Canadian Engineers. Promoted Lieutenant, 2nd
February, 1916. Wounded (gun shot), in the shoulder and breast,
24th March, 1916. DemobiHzed, 31st July, 1919.

Davison, Charles Wright — Bombardier, M.M. Born 5th
January, 1890, at Delta, Ontario, Canada. Father, Daniel H.
Davison, Contractor and Builder. Educated at Athens, Ontario,
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st November,
1912. Enlisted, 18th October, 1915, from Montreal branch, in
3rd Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Promoted Bombardier, 1st June, 1918. Principal actions: Ypres,
Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Cambrai,
1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

At Vimy

15th June, 1918.

Wounded (slight) in the hip, June, 1917; crushed foot, 10th

October, 1918. DemobiHzed, 9th April, 1919. Returned to duty

with the Bank, 1st May, 1919. Retired from the service of the

Bank, 31st March, 1920. 142.



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Davison, John Arnold — Lieutenant. Born 24th October,
1892, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, R. C. Davison,
Real Estate and Insurance Agent. Educated at St. Andrew's
College. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th March, 1911.
Enlisted, October, 1914, from Toronto branch, in 15th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Head-
quarters Staff, MiUtary District No. 2, Royal Air Force. Principal
actions: Ypres, June, 1915; Somme, September, 1916. Shrapnel
wound in the head, 2nd September, 1916 — skull trephined. Demob-
ilized, June, 1918. Subsequent occupation: Employed with a
firm of Paper Manufacturers, 1st January, 1919.

Davison, John Vance — Gunner. Born 5th December, 1895,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Major J. M. Davison,
Insurance Agent. Educated at Upper Canada College. Entered
the service of the Bank, 25th March, 1913. Enlisted, 1st January,
1916, from Gerrard & Pape, Toronto, branch, in 34th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to "C" Battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery; 25th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, in France. Service and principal actions:
In action with 25th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, from 5th
December, 1916, at Lens, Hill 70, Vimy, Passchendaele (1917);
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 25th May,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th August, 1919.

Davison, Robert — Private. Born 28th May, 1898, at Hants-
port, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, G. W. C.
Davison (deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 5th October,
1915. Enlisted, 31st May, 1916, from Windsor, Nova Scotia,
branch, in 193rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Canadian Forestry Corps, 3rd May, 1917. Demob-
ilized, 13th August, 1919.

Dawson, Gut Herbert — Signaller. Born 26th May, 1897,
at Bury, Quebec, Canada. Father, James W. Dawson, Farmer.
Educated at Bury Model School. Entered the service of the Bank,
22nd December, 1915. Enlisted, 1st November, 1917, from Orms-
town branch, in 79th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Signaller. Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery,
30th December, 1917; Canadian Record Office, 18th March, 1919.
Service: Orderly Room Clerk. Demobilized, 22nd September,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th October, 1919.

Day, Frederic Austin — Lieutenant. Born 11th August,
1894, at Demerara, British Guiana. Father, B. A. Day (retired).



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Educated at Queen's College, British Guiana. Entered the service
of the Bank, 16th December, IdU. Enlisted, 7th August, 1914,
from ^Mirror branch, in 9th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 14th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment,
June, 1915; '2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, British Mediter-
ranean Expeditionary Force, November, 1915; General Staff, Can-
adians, August, 1916; "^nd Canadian Battalion, November, 1916.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, '"24th October, 1914; Corporal, 3rd Janu-
ary, 1915; Sergeant, 8th February, 1915; Second Lieutenant, 17th
June, 1915; Lieutenant, '23rd July, 1916. Principal actions: Gallipoli,
1915; Tripoli Frontier and Suez Canal, 1915; Somme, 1st July,
1916; Vimy, 9th April, 1917; Fresnoy, 3rd May, 1917. Wounded,
1st January, 1916, at Galhpoli (Cape Helles), (slight); at the
Somme, 1st July, 1916 (.sHght); at Fresnoy, 3rd May, 1917 (spinal).
Demobilized, '23rd June, 1918, on account of being medically unfit
for further military service. Returned to duty with the Bank,
6th September, 1918. Retired from the service of the Bank, 15th
June, 19^20. 162.

Deans, William David — Lieutenant. Born 7th August, 1886,
at Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Father, William Deans
(retired), Hotel Keeper. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
October. 1907. Enlisted, '23rd September, 1914, from Montreal
branch, in 13th Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada. Pro-
moted Sergeant, 15th September, 1916; Lieutenant, 29th Novem-
ber, 1916. Gun shot wound in the leg, 21st May, 1915. Demob-
ilized, 31st January, 1919.

+De Fallot, Carl — Captain. Born 17th July, 1884. Step
Father, Rev. Professor A. Lloyd (deceased). Entered the service
of the Bank, 4th June, 1912. EnHsted, August, 1914, from St.
John, N.B., branch.

Died of Wounds, 15th July, 1915.

De Geer, Walter Button — Gunner. Born 20th January,
1896, at Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. H. De Geer,
Decorator. Educated at Uxbridge High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 28th December, 1915. Enlisted, 24th Decem-
ber, 1917, from Toronto branch, in Cobourg Heavy Battery, Can-
adian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to
5th Canadian Siege Battery, 4th June, 1918. Principal actions:
Lens, Monchy, Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, 26th April, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th May, 1919.



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De Guerre, Harold Walker — Captain. Born 26th May,
1892, at Gait, Ontario, Canada. Father, Ambrose de Guerre
(deceased), late Assistant Principal, Gait Collegiate Institute.
Educated at Gait Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the
Bank, 15th January, 1909. EnUsted, 29th November, 1915, from
Toronto branch, in 111th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Captain. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Training Brigade, 8th
October, 1916; 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion, 4tli January,
1917; 5th Reserve Brigade, 3rd March, 1917; Shorncliffe Head-
quarters, 15th April, 1917; 1st Canadian Battahon, 23rd March,
1918. (Reverted to the rank of Lieutenant to proceed to France,
23rd March, 1918). Service: Trench Warfare and Raids, 1918.
Wounded (hand grenade), in both legs, 18th July, 1918. De-
mobihzed, 14th July, 1919. Subsequent occupation : With Turner,
Spragge & Company, Bond Dealers, 21st July, 1919.

De Long, James Clarence — Gunner. Born 16th February,
1894, at Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Father, James Clarence De Long
(deceased), late Receiving Telegraph Operator (Chicago News-
paper). Educated at Oakville, Ontario, Public and High Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th December, 1913. Enlisted,
10th January, 1917, from Belleville branch, in 7th (Cobourg)
Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 4th Canadian Divisional Trench Mortar Brigade,
in France, 15th November, 1917; 9th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, 18th November, 1918. Service: Lens, Winter of 1917
and Spring of 1918; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.
Shght wound in the wrist in enemy Air Raid at Shorncliffe,
England, 25th May, 1917. Demobilized, 28th May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd June, 1919.

De Montmorency, Frederick Harvey — Lieutenant. Born
23rd January, 1891, at Sutton-on-Trent, England. Father, Harvey
Francis William de Montmorency, Physician and Surgeon. Educa-
ted at Appleby Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank,
18th October, 1911. Enlisted, 15th November, 1915, from Watrous
branch, in 183rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to 54th (Kootenay) Battalion, 5th April, 1917. Prin-
cipal actions: Vimy Ridge, Avion, La Coulette, 1917. Trench
fever and shell shock, 19th June, 1917. Demobilized, 11th June,
1918, on account of being medically unfit for further military
service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd January, 1918.

De Montmorency, Herbert Branston — Major. Born 9th
December, 1892, at Appleby, Westmoreland, England. Father,



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Harvey Francis William de Montmorency, Physician and Surgeon.
Educated at Appleby Grammar School. Entered the service of
the Bank, 1st May, 1912. Enlisted, 7th August, 1914, from Winni-
peg branch, in 79th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders of Canada,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 6th Border Regiment,
January, 1915; Royal Air Force, March, 1918. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 30th January, 1915; Lieutenant, 1st September, 1915;
Captain, 4th September, 1917; Major, 1st April, 1918. Principal
actions: Gallipoli, Helles, and Suvla Landing, 1915; Somme,
Arras, Messines, Third Battle of Ypres, 1916. Three machine-
gun bullets in the right thigh, 8th August, 1915; high explosive
shell wound in the back, 4th October, 1917. Subsequent occupa-
tion: Serving with Royal Air Force in the Army of Occupation.

Note: Major de Montmorency is one of four brothers who
were on active service during the War. His sister served as a
V.A.D. in England.

(Brother of F. H. de Montmorency.)

Denning, James Rot — Sergeant. Born 16th April, 1894, at
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. Father, James B. Denning, Wood-
worker. Educated at Strathroy Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 18th July, 1910. Enlisted, 8th August, 1914,
from Montreal branch, in 14th Canadian BattaHon, with the rank
of Private. Promoted Corporal, May, 1916; Sergeant, December,
1917. Principal actions : Second Battle of Ypres, Festubert, 1915;
Sanctuary Wood, 1916. Wounded, in the arm (slight). May, 1915;
in the arm (severe), June, 1916. Demobihzed, 22nd June, 1918,
on account of being medically unfit for further military service,
owing to severity of wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank,
9th July, 1918. Retired from the service of the Bank, 12th June,
1920.

Derby, Joseph — ^Private. Born 4th January, 1897, at
Banbridge, Ireland. Father, James Derby, Solicitor. Educated
at Masonic School, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th
May, 1913. Enlisted, 3rd August, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in
78th Canadian BattaUon, with the rank of Private. Principal
actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917, as a Battalion Bomber.

+Deuel, Russel Smith — Lance-Corporal. Born 6th October,
1898, at Des Rivieres Station, Quebec, Canada. Father, William
R. Deuel, Telegraph Operator. Educated at Cowansville, Quebec,
Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th October, 1913.
Enlisted, 13th November, 1915, from St. Johns, Quebec, branch, in



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87th Canadian Grenadier Guards, with the rank of Private. Pro-
moted Lance-Corporal. Service: In action on the western front
in France about three months. Officially reported missing, 15th
May, 1917.

Officially reported as having died a prisoner of war in a German
hospital, 28th June, 1917.

•J-De Wind, Edmund — Second Lieutenant, V.C. Born 11th
December, 1883, at Comber, County Down, Ireland. P'ather,
Arthur H. De Wind, Civil Engineer (deceased). Educated at
Campbell College, Belfast. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th
November, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Edmonton branch,
in 31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 15th Battahon, Royal Irish Rifles, April, 1917. Promoted
Second Lieutenant, April, 1917. Service: With the Machine Gun
Section of the 31st Canadian Battalion in France from September,
1915, to April, 1917, when he returned to England on receiving a
Commission. Returned to France in December, 1917.
Awarded
The Victoria Cross
"For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on
the 21st March, 1918, at the Race Course Redoubt,
near Grougie.

"For seven hours he held this most important post,
and though twice wounded and practically single-
handed, he maintained his position until another
section could be got to his help.

"On two occasions, with two N.C.O.'s only, he got
out on top under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, and
cleared the enemy out of the trench, killing many.

"He continued to repel attack after attack until he
was mortally wounded and collapsed. His valour,
self-sacrifice and example were of the highest order."
(Supplement to the London Gazette, 15th May, 1919.)
Killed in Action at St. Quentin, 21st March, 1918.
Note: St. Quentin was the scene of the fiercest fighting of
the Great German Drive on the 21st March, 1918. Mr. De Wind's
Company was in the front line at that time and the Ofificer Com-
manding his Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Cole-Hamilton (who
himself was taken prisoner the same day), pays tribute to his
"great courage and magnificent fighting at the head of his platoon."
We are informed that the British Government has presented a
captured German gun to the village of Comber (his birthplace) as
a memento of his heroism.




BADGES PRESENTED TO MR. H. V. F. JONES, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

By members of the London. England, staff serving with the Colours.




BRITISH HONOURS AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF THE BANK
Plate No. 11




BRITISH HONOURS AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF THE BANK
Plate No. 18




FOREIGN HONOURS AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF THE BANK
Plate No. 13



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We understand that arrangements were in course of comple-
tion at the time of his death for Mr. De Wind's transfer back to
his old unit, the 31st (Alberta) BattaHon. 63.

*DicK, Christian Frasee — Private. Born 10th May, 1892,
at Brookville, St. John County, New Brunswick, Canada. Father,
John Montgomery Dick (deceased), late of Bank of New
Brunswick. Educated at Public Schools, St. John, N.B. Entered
the service of the Bank, aSnd November, 1915. Enlisted, 15th
May, 1916, from Saskatoon branch, in Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry, with the rank of Private. Principal actions: Vimy
Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917. Wounded in the hand, 10th May,
1917.

Killed in Action, 30th October, 1917.

Dickinson, James Snowden — Second Lieutenant. Born 12th
May, 1897, at Melbourne, Australia. Father, James Dickinson,
Physician (deceased). Educated at Melbourne Church of England
Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd March,
1914. Enlisted, 30th April, 1917, from Earlscourt, Toronto,
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted
Second Lieutenant, March, 1918. Service: Royal Air Force
Instructor in Canada. Demobilized, 30th December, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 13th January, 1919.

DiERLAMM, Wilfrid Roy — Sapper. Born 21st November,
1897, at Rodney, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. H. Dierlamm,
Painter. Educated at Kitchener Collegiate and Technical Insti-
tute. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th December, 1915.
Enlisted, 15th June, 1918, from Walkerville branch, in Engineer
Recruiting Depot, with the rank of Sapper. Transferred to No. 2
Engineer Depot, 30th November, 1918. Service: Clerical duties
in Orderly Room. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June,
1919.

DiMOCK, MiLFORD CLEVELAND — Private. Born 28th Feb-
ruary, 1892, at Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, C. Henry
Dimock, Merchant. Educated at Windsor Academy and Acadia
College. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th December, 1911.
EnHsted, 20th May, 1916, from Olds branch, in 187th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 202nd Can-
adian Battalion, February, 1917; 31st Canadian BattaUon, May,
1917. Principal actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917. Gun shot
wound in the left leg, 6th November, 1917. Demobilized, 28th
March, 1919.



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Dinning, Gordon — Gunner. Born 18th December, 1886, at
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Father, Neil Dinning (retired).
Educated at Sherbrooke High School and Stanstead College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern
Townships Bank. Enlisted, 9th November, 1917, from Cranbrook
branch, in 68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to 40th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
and subsequently to 9th (Howitzer) Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valen-
ciennes, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th August, 1919.

DiNSMORE, George Hastings Stone — Captain. Born 4th
July, 1893. Father, George Hastings John Dinsmore, Doctor
(deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 18th August, 1911.
Enlisted, July, 1915, from Inspector's Department, Head OflBce,
Toronto, in 74th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant.
207.

DTvRY, Viscount Gaetan Ogier — Captain. Born 11th
September, 1895, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, Raoul
D'lvry, Capitalist. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March,
1913. Enlisted, 11th November, 1914, from St Catherine & City
Hall, Montreal, branch, in 23rd Canadian BattaUon, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to the Imperial Army, with the rank of
Second Lieutenant, 5th June, 1915. Subsequently promoted
Captain.

Dixon, George Henry, Jr. — Gunner. Born 14th December,
1892, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, George Henry Dixon, Clerk.
Educated at Morgan's School, Castleknock, County Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th November, 1911. Enlisted,
16th April, 1916, from Hastings & Cambie, Vancouver, branch, in
68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps, 28th November, 1916;
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 1st April, 1918. Principal actions:
Amiens, Le Cateau, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 22nd
September, 1919.

DoANE, Charles Douglas — Gunner. Born 27th March,
1896, at Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Robert D.
Doane, Manufacturer of Woollens. Educated at Barrington Public
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th July, 1912. Enlisted
9th October, 1917, from Halifax branch, in 10th (Halifax) Battery,
Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Trans-
ferred to Reserve Brigade, Canadian Garrison Artillery, 8th



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December, 1917; 3rci Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery, June,

1918. Principal actions: Lens-Arras Sector, Canal du Nord,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, lOth May,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 14th June, 1919.

DoDDs, Gilbert Leyland — Assistant Purser. Born 14th
October, 1896, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, John
Dodds, Government Steam Ship Inspector. Educated at Toronto
University Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st Decem-
ber, 1916. Enlisted, 14th June, 1918, from Toronto branch, in
Royal Naval Transport Service, with the rank of Assistant Purser.
Service: Transporting troops on North Atlantic. Demobilized,
17th August, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th August,
1918. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st August, 1920, to
accept a position with a bank in Buffalo.

*DoDGE, Francis Everett — Private. Born 1st April, 1894,
at Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Frank E. Dodge,
Master Mariner. Educated at Hantsport High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 1st February, 1910. Enlisted, 14th
October, 1914, from Outlook branch, in 28th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Proceeded to France with the 2nd
Canadian Division in September, 1915, and was engaged as a mes-
senger at Brigade Headquarters.

Killed in Action, 12th October, 1915.

Note: Private Dodge and two companions were buried in a
communication trench by the explosion of an enemy shell. When
he was extricated twenty minutes later, life was found to be extinct.
He was buried the same evening in the Military Cemetery at The
Chateau, Mont Kemniel.

"An excellent soldier. His loss is keenly felt by the officers
of his Company and by his comrades." — His Company Commander.

Doiron, Reginald Andrew — Lieutenant, M.M. Born 26th
February, 1896, at Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Father, Matthew Doiron, Upholsterer. Educated at Montague
High School and St. Dunstan's College, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Entered the service of the Bank, 7th October, 1913. Enlisted, 22nd
November, 1914, from Antigonish branch, in 23rd Battery, Can-
adian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to
8th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 27th May, 1915; 5th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 27th March, 1917; 45th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, 16th September, 1918. Promoted Bom-
bardier, 2nd June, 1916; Corporal, 8th November, 1916; Lieu-
tenant, 12th June, 1918. Principal actions: Givenchy, 1915;



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Sanctuary Wood, The Somme, 1916; Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele,

1917; Amiens, Cambrai, Mons, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

(2nd January, 1918)

for

Bravery in the Field

In maintaining communication at Passchendaele.

DemobiHzed, 3rd April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,

26th May, 1919.

Donald, Duncan — Lieutenant-Colonel. Born 17th Decem-
ber, 1869, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Richard Donald,
Merchant (deceased). Educated at Wellesley Public School,
Toronto Collegiate Institute, Toronto University (B.A. 1891) and
Osgoode Hall (graduated 1894). Entered the service of the Bank,
14th March, 1912. Enlisted, 15th December, 1915. from Head
Oflace, Toronto, where he was Supervisor of Bank Premises,
in 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada), with the
rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Service : Officer Commanding
7th Brigade, Camp Borden, July, 1916; Officer Commanding
48th Highlanders; recruited details 19th, 35th, 58th and 74th
Battalions: raised 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders) and 134th