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Battalion (48th Highlanders); Officer Commanding 7th Training
Brigade, Camp Borden, 1916; Officer Commanding 2nd Training
Brigade, Toronto, 1916-17. DemobiHzed, 15th February, 1917,
on account of ill-health. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th
February, 1917.

Note: Lieutenant-Colonel Donald's military career dates
from 1892, when he was commissioned as Lieutenant. He holds
the Colonial Officers' Long Service Decoration. 246.

Donald, James Watt — Corporal. Born 31st July, 1892.
Father, Alexander W. Donald (deceased). Secretary, Coal Com-
pany. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August, 1912.
Enlisted, May, 1916, from Saskatoon branch, in 6th Universities
Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the
rank of Private. Promoted Corporal. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 6th May, 1918. Retired from the service of the Bank, 20th
September, 1918, to accept a position in Calgary.

•J-DoNALD, Walter Leslie — Gunner. Born 29th October,
1895, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, James P. Donald.



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Educated at Lindsay Public Schools, and Woodstock Baptist
College. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th November, 1912.
Enlisted, August, 1914, from Vermilion branch, in Lord Strath-
cona's Horse (R.C.), with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to
25th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, April, 1918. Service: In
action continuously in France, from April, 1915.

Killed in Action at Cambrai, 30th September, 1918.

DoNKiN, Frederick Delmege — Private. Born 20th Sep-
tember, 1894, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, Frederick Robert
Donkin, Excise Department, Civil Service. Educated at Edin-
burgh Royal High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th
June, 1912. EnHsted, May, 1915, from Delisle branch, in 9th
Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, December, 1915. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, June, 1917; Corporal, December, 1917; Sergeant,
March, 1918. (Acting ranks while employed as Musketry Instruc-
tor). Principal actions: Ypres, June, 1916; the Advance from
Arras to Mons, 25th August, to 11th November, 1918. Bullet
wound in the neck and jaw, 2nd June, 1916. Demobilized, 25th
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th March, 1919.

+DoRE, William Henry — Captain. Born 29th April, 1892, at
Arichat, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Henry
James Dore, Building Contractor. Educated at PubHc and High
Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th December, 1909.
Enlisted, January, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 44th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Royal
Flying Corps, in England, November, 1915. Promoted Captain,
26th April, 1917. Service: With No. 1 Squadron in France, April
1916. Returned to Toronto, Canada, and served with No. 87
Squadron as O.C. Later transferred to Fort Worth, Texas.
Returned to the Front, May, 1918, with 107th Squadron.

Missing, and subsequently oflicially reported Killed in Action,
9th August, 1918.

Note: The following letter from the Adjutant-General,
Ottawa, dated 24th February, 1919, was forwarded to us by Mrs.
Dore, mother of the late Captain Dore.

"Captain Dore left aerodrome at 5.8 a.m. August 9th, 1918,
with Second Lieutenant J. A. Wallace in a de Haviland 9 No. 5666.
A formation of eight machines left the ground with him. Second
Lieutenant Wallace was reported killed, by a message dropped
over our lines from hostile aircraft. Captain Dore's machine was
seen by other pilots to go down in flames." 102, 119, 134, 153.



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Douglas, James Emmekson — Lieutenant. Born 16th April,
1895. Father, W. W. Douglas, Rancher. Entered the service of
the Bank, 13th October, 1915. EnHsted, January, 1916, from
Taber branch, in 718th Motor Transport Company, Royal Army
Service Corps, with the rank of Private. Subsequently trans-
ferred to Royal Flying Corps. Promoted Lieutenant.

Douglas, William Gordon — Gunner. Born 19th September,
1894, at Gait, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. W. Douglas, Car-
penter. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd May, 1912.
EnUsted, 7th September, 1916, from Hanna branch, in 74th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 3rd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column,
13th May, 1917. Wounded sUghtly. Demobihzed, 30th March,
1919.

Dow, John Campbell — Corporal, M.M. and bar. Born 16th

August, 1893, at Spokane, Washington, U.S.A. Father, J. W.

Dow, Rancher. Educated at British Columbia Public Schools,

High School, Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, and Western Canada

College, Calgary. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th August,

1909. Enlisted, 10th June, 1915, from Revelstoke branch, in 54th

(Kootenay) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to

30th Canadian Battalion, 26th July, 1915; Canadian Engineers,

10th January, 1916; 2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company,

19th August, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, April, 1918;

Corporal, August, 1918. Principal actions: Third Battle of Ypres,

Somme, 1916; Arras, Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,

Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

In maintaining telephone communication during

enemy counter attacks

Hill 70

August, 1917.

Bar to the Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

In maintaining uninterrupted communication during the

advance on Cambrai

September, 1918.

Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th July, 1919. Retired from

the service of the Bank, 15th April, 1920.



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Downing, Thomas Allen — Gunner. Born 2nd May, 1894,
at Swindon, England. Father, Thomas Allen Downing, Carpenter.
Educated at Peter Symond's School, Winchester, England.
Entered the service of \he Bank, 10th March, 1913. Enlisted,
January, 1918, from Kingston branch, in 73rd Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 13th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, September, 1918. Principal
actions: Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, May,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th July, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 12th September, 1919.

DowsLET, Colin Gray — Captain. Born 22nd November,
1889, at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Father, David Henry
Dowsley, M.D., M.R.C.S., Surgeon (deceased). Educated at
Kingston and Ottawa Collegiate Institutes. Entered the service
of the Bank, 21st January, 1907. Enlisted, 11th August, 1914,
from Herbert branch, in 1st Canadian Divisional Ammunition
Column, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 7th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, April, 1915; 1st Canadian Divisional
Ammunition Column, 26th June, 1916. Promoted Captain, 26th
June, 1916. Service: With 1st Canadian Divisional Artillery con-
tinuously until 28th May, 1917. Slightly gassed, December, 1915.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th October, 1919. 64, 65.

Drake, Percy Charles — Lieutenant. Born 28th March,
1892, at London, England. Father, L. W. Drake, Chief Cashier,
Lloyd's Bank, Limited, London. Educated at Private School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 17th January, 1910. Enlisted,
7th December, 1915, from London, England, branch, in Inns of
Court, Officers' Training Corps, with the rank of Rifleman. Trans-
ferred to Inns of Court, Ofiicers' Cadet Battalion, September, 1916;
2/7th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment; Indian Army, Reserve of
OflScers, August, 1917; Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides,
June, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, August, 1916; Second
Lieutenant, 19th December, 1916; Lieutenant, 19th December,
1917. Service: Machine Gun Officer in 2/7th Battalion, Devon-
shire Regiment, on the East Coast of England, from May, 1917, to
August, 1917; proceeded to India in October, 1917, and was Com-
pany Commander from January, 1918, to June, 1918. In the line
in the Coastal Sector on the Palestine Front from June, 1918, until
sent to Hospital in September, 1918. Subsequently performed
Regimental duties as Company Commander, and as Assistant
Adjutant until invahded home to England in May, 1919, with
recurring malaria. Subsequent occupation: Accepted a position
in a manufacturing concern.



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Drehek, Edwin Franklin — Corporal. Born 20th July, 1897,
at Belton, Cass County, Missouri, U.S.A. Father, Edwin A.
Dreher (deceased). Educated at Public Schools, Grandview and
Amsterdam, Missouri. Entered the service of the Bank, 29th July,

1918. Enlisted, 24th September, 1918, from Seattle branch, in 11th
Company, 166th Depot Brigade, U.S. Forces, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 4th Company, 166th Depot Brigade, 23rd
November, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 3rd October, 1918. Service:
Duty Corporal in Infantry Training Cadre of 166th Depot Brigade,
24th September, 1918; Battalion Clerk of 1st Battalion, i66th
Depot Brigade, 11th November, 1918. Demobilized, 8th March,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th April, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 12th June, 1919, on account of ill
health.

Drummond, Arthur Clifford — Private. Born 22nd Jan-
uary, 1894, at Liverpool, England. Father, Charles Clifford
Drummond, Secretary, McCorquodale & Company, London and
Liverpool, England. Educated at St. Phillip's Church Schools,
Liverpool. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912,
from Eastern Townships Bank. EnHsted, 24th May, 1917, from
Kingston branch, in 73rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillerj', with
the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 1st Canadian Divisional
Ammunition Column, 5th February, 1918; 2nd Canadian Motor
Machine Gun Brigade, 13th June, 1918. Principal actions: Arras,
Cambrai. Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Trench fever, June, 1918.
Demobilized, 23rd June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
8th September, 1919.

•J-Drummond-Hay, Eric — Lieutenant. Born 26th November,
1897, at Belmont, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Edward Drum-
mond-Hay, Lumber Manager. Educated in England. Entered
the service of the Bank, 16th January, 1913. Enlisted, August,
1915, from Moosejaw branch, in 46th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 16th Battalion, Canadian
Scottish, 15th June, 1916. Promoted Lieutenant, March, 1918.
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; Amiens,
Arras, 1918.

Killed in Action at the breaking of the Drocourt-Queant Line,
2nd September, 1918.

Note: Lieutenant Drummond-Hay enlisted before he was
eighteen, and saw thirteen months' continuous service at the front
as a Private. He qualified for a Commission and passed brilliantly
at the Officers' Training College at Bexhill, in March, 1918. He



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was wounded in the arm during the fighting on the Drocourt-Queant
Line on 2nd September, 1918, but refused to leave his men until
he was forced to go. He was instantly killed by a sniper on his
way to the dressing station, later in the day.

DuBUC, GusTAVE JosEPH — Second Lieutenant. Born 1st
March, 1900, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, G. A.
Dubuc, Physician. Educated at St. Boniface College, St. Boniface,
Manitoba. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st February, 1916.
Enlisted, December, 1916, from Regina branch, in 191st Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 50th Canadian
Battalion, in France, June, 1917; 8th London Rifles, December,
1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, April, 1918; Corporal, June,
1918; Second Lieutenant December, 1918. Principal actions:
Hill 70, August, 1917. Demobilized, April, 1919.

+DuFF, Graham— Sergeant. Born 5th May, 1896, at St.
John's, Newfoundland. Father, Robert M. Duff, Merchant.
Educated at Harbour Grace Academy. Entered the service of the
Bank, 13th February, 1913. Enlisted, 14th August, 1915, from
Alberton branch, in 2nd Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Promoted Bombardier, September, 1915;
Corporal, October, 1915; Sergeant, February, 1917. Served with
his Battery from June, 1916, until April, 1918. Shell wound
(buttock), 26th June, 1917.

Killed in Action, 27th April, 1918.

Note: Sergeant Duff had been accepted for the Royal Air
Force and would have gone to England for training in a few days
had he survived.

+DuFFUs, Gordon Craig — Lance-Corporal. Born 25th Nov-
ember, 1894. Father, Alfred Duffus, Agent for Canadian Produce
Importers. Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912.
EnUsted, December, 1915, from Kamsack branch, in 78th Bat-
talion, Winnipeg Grenadiers, with the rank of Private. Promoted
Lance-Corporal.

Died of Wounds, 24th December, 1916.

+DuLEY, Lionel Thomas — Lieutenant. Born 3rd December,
1897, at St. John's, Newfoundland. Father, T. J. Duley, Merchant
Jeweller. Educated at Methodist College, St. John's. Entered
the service of the Bank, 12th June, 1914. Enlisted, July, 1916,
from St. John's, Newfoundland, branch, in Royal Newfoundland
Regiment, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal,



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August, 1916; Corporal, December, 1916; Second Lieutenant,
March, 1917; subsequently promoted Lieutenant. Service: With
his Battalion in action in France.

Killed in Action, l29th September, 1918.

Duncan, Charles Wilfred — Driver. Born 19th September,
1898, at Morden, Manitoba, Canada. Father, David Potter
Duncan, Manager, Cockshutt Plough Company, Brandon.
Educated at Miami Public School and Brandon Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 28th January, 1916. Enlisted,
16th October, 1916, from Weyburn branch, in Mechanical Trans-
port, Canadian Army Service Corps, with the rank of Driver.
Transferred to 4th Canadian Divisional Motor Transport Com-
pany, France. Principal actions : Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Douai,
Denain, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobihzed, 13th July, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd December, 1919.

^Duncan, Henry Aulus — Captain. Born 18th September,
1892, at Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Father, Horace C. Duncan,
Manager, The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Sudbury. Educated
at High School, Bridgewater, N.S. Entered the service of the Bank,
20th January, 1909. Enlisted, 4th August, 1914, from Hamilton
branch, in 16th BattaUon (Canadian Scottish) with the rank of
Lieutenant. Promoted Captain, July, 1916. Principal actions:
Langemarck — Second Battle of Ypres, April, 1915; Third Battle
of Ypres, June, 1916; Somme, September and October, 1916.

Reported missing, and subsequently officially reported Killed
in Action, 9th October, 1916.

Note: Captain Duncan received command of his Company
on the Ancre in 1916, and while acting in this capacity was reported
as missing.

"He was an excellent officer, intelligent and alert in all condi-
tions of warfare, much loved by his fellow officers and men, his men
placing in him that confidence which they only give to an officer of
proven efficiency." — A brother officer. 14.

Duncan, Horace Clark — Captain. Born 20th February,
1872, at London, England. Father, Henry Duncan (deceased).
Educated at Totteridge Park, Totteridge, Herts., England, and
Mercers School, London, England. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st January, 1901, from the Bank of British Columbia.
Enlisted, 1st November, 1915, from Collingwood branch, where
he was Manager, in 157th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Captain. Trained in Canada and England. Precluded from



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service in France on account of age limitations. Demobilized,
4th January, 1917. Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th Dec-
ember, 1916.

(Father of the late Captain H. A. Duncan.)

Duncan, John — Sergeant. Born 18th May, 1894, at Elgin,
Scotland. Father, John Duncan, Farmer (retired). Educated at
Rose's Academical Institution, Nairn, and Burnett's Civil Service
College, Aberdeen. Entered the service of the Bank, 29th Decem-
ber, 1911. Enlisted, 11th November, 1914, from Yellowgrass
branch, in 18th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Promoted Bombardier, March, 1915; Corporal, May,
1915; Sergeant, February, 1916. Principal actions: St. Eloi,
March-April, 1916; Zillebeke, Ypres salient, June, 1916. Right
foot blown off, 13th June, 1916. Demobilized, 30th November,
1917, on account of being unfit for further active service. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 7th October, 1918.

DuNCANSON, Frank Robert — Gunner. Born 7th October,
1892, at Dunfermline, Scotland. Father, Francis Duncanson,
Building Contractor. Educated at DunfermHne High School, and
Skerry's College, Edinburgh. Entered the service of the Bank,
5th July, 1912. Enlisted, 19th April, 1917, from New Westminster
branch, in Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to 10th Siege Battery, Canadian Garrison
Artillery, 8th January, 1918; 12th Siege Battery, Canadian
Garrison Artillery, 10th October, 1918. Principal actions:
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 13th June, 1919.

DuNDAs, Alfred Livingstone — Sergeant. Born 11th Nov-
ember, 1895, at Jubbulpore, C. S. India. Father, Major William
Dundas, Recruiting Staff OflBcer, Cork, Ireland. Educated at
Cork Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May,
1913. Enlisted, 12th June, 1915, from Kitsilano branch, in 11th
Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment), with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 47th Canadian BattaHon, 17th June, 1915; Canadian
Army Service Corps, 19th January, 1917. Promoted Lance-Cor-
poral, 20th November, 1915; Corporal, 26th June, 1917; Sergeant,
10th September, 1918. Principal action: Raid at Dickebusch.
Ill as the result of being buried and crushed at Dickebusch. Demob-
ilized, 17th September, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 27th October, 1919. 177.



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Dunn, David Stanley — Lieutenant. Born 25th July, 1889,
at Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, J. R. Dunn,
Barrister. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th November, 1906.
Enlisted, 16th June, 1916, from Gilroy branch, in 1st Depot Bat-
talion, Saskatchewan Regiment, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 210th Canadian Battalion, 27th January, 1917; Royal
Air Force, 30th April, 1918 (seconded). Promoted Lieutenant, 27th
January, 1917. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th October,
1919.

Dunn, Joseph — Private. Born 3rd May, 1894, at St. Thomas,
Ontario, Canada. Father, Michael Dunn, Carpenter. Educated
at Separate School and Collegiate Institute, St. Thomas. Entered
the service of the Bank, 29th April, 1912. Enlisted, 17th January,

1918, from Bassano branch, in Canadian Machine Gun Corps, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Infantry Works
Company, 29th December, 1918. Service: Five months with the
3rd Canadian Infantry Works Company, in France and Belgium.
Demobilized, 23rd June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
18th August, 1919.

Dunn, Walter Clarence — Flight Cadet. Born 8th Dec-
ember, 1897, at Beachburg, Ontario, Canada. Father, WiUiam H.
Dunn, Merchant (deceased). Educated at Pembroke Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th November, 1916.
Enlisted, 9th September, 1918, from Wiseton branch, in Royal Air
Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Demobilized, 2nd January,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th April, 1919.
Note : Mr. Dunn made two unsuccessful efforts to enlist

prior to his acceptance by the Royal Air Force.

Dunsford, Martin — Captain. Born 12th January, 1892, at
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. H. Dunsford, Manager,
The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Peterboro. Educated at the High
School of Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th September,
1909. Enlisted, 17th January, 1916, from Peterboro branch,
in 129th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to 18th Battalion, 4th October, 1916. Promoted
Captain, June, 1917. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, 9th April,
1917; Hill 70, 15th August, 1917.

Mentioned in Despatches

(30th December, 1917)

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Gun shot wound in the left thigh and right shoulder, 15th August,



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1917. Demobilized, 17th February, 1919, on account of being
medically unfit for further military service. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 15th June, 1920. 208.

DuRRANT, Francis Eric — Private. Born 24th March, 1896,
at Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Charles W.
Durrant, Manager, The Canadian Bank of Commerce, East
Vancouver. Educated at Fairview School, King Edward High
School, Vancouver, and Vancouver Business Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 13th October, 1913. Enlisted, 20th Nov-
ember, 1916, from Kitsilano, Vancouver, branch, in Mechanical
Transport, Canadian Army Service Corps, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 47th Canadian Battalion, 4th July, 1917. Service
and principal actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918. Served from 3rd September, 1917,
to 28th December, 1917, as Battalion Scout in 47th Canadian
Battalion, and from 29th December, to termination of hostilities
as Observer in 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade InteUigence
Section. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th July, 1919.

DuTHiE, Thomas Arthur — Sergeant. Born 11th November,
1894, at Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, Joseph Duthie, Manu-
facturer (deceased). Educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aber-
deen, Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1911.
Enlisted, 31st December, 1915, from Wadena branch, in Canadian
Army Service Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
District Headquarters, Military District No. 10, January, 1916;
Canadian Army Service Corps, September, 1917; subsequently
Instructor at Manitoba Military Convalescent Hospital. Pro-
moted Sergeant, January, 1916. Service: With Pay and Records
Branch, MiHtary Headquarters. Later, Instructor under Soldiers'
Re-estabHshment schemes. Demobilized, 30th November, 1917,
on account of being medically unfit for further military service.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 22nd February, 1918.

Duthie, William Smith — Lieutenant. Born 22nd May,
1892, at Portessie, Banffshire, Scotland. Father, Lewis Duthie,
Steam Drifter Owner (deceased). Educated at Rathven Public
School, and Buckie Higher Grade Public School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 13th May, 1911. Enlisted, 24th June, 1915,
from Saskatoon branch, in 3rd Universities Company, Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to The Gordon Highlanders (51st Division), 7th July,
1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, August, 1915; Corporal, Sep-
tember, 1915; SecondLieutenant, July, 1916; Lieutenant, January



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1918. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Arras, 9th
April, 1917; Roeux, 23rd April, and 16th May, 1917. Fractured
skull, 16th May, 1917. Demobilized, May, 1918, on account of
being unfit for further military service, due to wounds received in
action. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th September, 1918.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st March, 1920. Subse-
quent occupation: With the H. K. McCann Advertising
Company, Limited, Toronto. 257.

Eamer, Lorne Robert — Driver. Born 27th April, 1899, at
Lunenburg, Ontario, Canada. Father, Daniel A. Eamer, Car-
penter. Educated at Cornwall High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 27th December, 1915. Enlisted, 10th May, 1917, from
Cornwall branch, in 75th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with
the rank of Driver. Transferred to "B" Battery, Canadian
Reserve Artillery, December, 1917; 20th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, France, April, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 25th May,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June, 1919.

Earle, Clarence Wtlie — Gunner. Born 4th October, 1894,
at Brockville, Ontario, Canada. Father, A. E. Earle (retired).
Educated at Brockville Public Schools and Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th October, 1912. Enhsted, 18th
January, 1917, from Belleville branch, in Cobourg Heavy Battery,
Canadian Garrison Artillerj% with the rank of Gunner. Trans-
ferred to Canadian Garrison Artillery Reserve, England, 22nd
April, 1917; 1st Canadian Heavy Battery, France, 17th November,
1917. Principal actions: Passchendaele, November, 1917; Lens,
December, 1917; Arras, August, and September, 1918; Cambrai,
September, 1918. Demobihzed, 8th February, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 3rd March, 1919.

Edgar, William Sandford — Corporal. Born 1st June, 1893,
at Bray, Ireland. Father, S. Edgar, Estate Agent. Educated at
St. Andrew's College, Dubhn. Entered the service of the Bank,
16th February, 1912. Enhsted, 13th August, 1914, from Portage
la Prairie branch, in 18th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank