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Corps, 9th December, 1918. Promoted Staff Sergeant, 10th
August, 1917. Service: Employed on Pay Office work from
August, 1917, until demobiHzed. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 27th October, 1919.

Field, Charles Alfred — Gunner. Born 5th December,
1896, at Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Charles
M. Field, Insurance Agent and Notary Public. Educated at Public
and High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd June,
1915. EnUsted, 27th November, 1916, from Vernon branch, in
68 th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Reserve ArtiUery, on arrival in England,
5th June, 1917; 22nd (Howitzer) Battery, in France, 12th Nov-
ember, 1917. Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; minor
engagements in the vicinity of Vimy and Lens, 1918; Amiens,
Arras, Valenciennes, 1918. DemobiHzed, 30th March, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th July, 1919.

FiNDLAY, Harry Frank Gordon — Lieutenant. Born 12th
December, 1896, at Haiderabad, Sindh, India. Father, Charles
Gordon Findlay, Inspector of Indian Civil Service. Educated at
Stanley House, Bridge of Allan, Scotland. Entered the service of



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the Bank, 18th August, 1913. Enlisted, 7th June, 1915, from
Rivers branch, in 44th Canadian BattaHon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 30th Reserve BattaHon, September, 1915; Canadian
Pay Office, April, 1916; No. 1 Cavalry Cadet Squadron, May, 1916;
Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry, September, 1916; Air
Ministry Audit Staff, London, 8th March, 1917; Royal Air Force,
April, 1917. Promoted I-ance-Corporal, October, 1915; Second
Lieutenant, 7th September, 1916; Lieutenant, 6th March, 1918.
Principal actions: Bullecourt, Lens, 1917 and 1918. Demobilized,
28th September, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd
October, 1919.

FiNDLAY, Joseph Masson — Private. Born 4th February,
1892, at Elgin, Scotland. Father, William Findlay (deceased).
Educated at West End School, Elgin. Entered the service of the
Bank, 18th April, 1911. EnHsted, 30th August, 1915, from Swift
Current branch, in 68th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 39th Canadian BattaHon, 4th October,
1915; 48thCanadianBattalion, 16th October, 1915; 29th Canadian
BattaHon, 3rd April, 1917. Principal actions: Ypres, June, 1916;
Somme, 1916; HiU 70, Lens, August, 1917. Wounded in the left
buttock, 2nd October, 1916; in the chest, back and left shoulder,
21st August, 1917. Demobilized, 28th January, 1918, on account
of being medically unfit for further military service, owing to
severity of wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th March,
1918.

Note: During an attack on the suburbs of Lens on 21st
August, 1917, while stalking an enemy sniper. Private Findlay
and three companions were severely wounded and cut off from
their BattaHon. Their wounds were dressed by an enemy stretcher-
bearer. The position was rushed soon afterwards and they were
Hberated.

+FiNDLAT, Kenneth Campbell — Lance-Corporal. Born 3rd
September, 1896. Father, Joseph George Findlay, Coffee Planter.
Entered the service of the Bank, 16th August, 1912. Enlisted,
August, 1915, from Retlaw branch, in 13th Canadian Mounted
Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Canadian
Regiment. Promoted Lance-Corporal.
Killed in Action, 7th October, 1916.

Findlay, William Henry — Second Lieutenant. Born 31st
May, 1894, at Coonoor, Nilgiris, South India. Father, Joseph
George Findlay, Coffee Planter. Educated at Stanley House,



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Bridge of Allan, Scotland, and Victoria College, St. Heliers^ Channel
Islands. Entered the service of the Bank, 4th October, 1911.
Enlisted, 14th August, 1914, from Calgary branch, in 10th Canadian
BattaHon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Director of
Medical Services Headquarters Sub-Staff, September, 1915; King's
Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, August, 1918. Promoted Corporal,
February, 1916; Sergeant, May, 1916; Second Lieutenant, August,
1918. Service: In France from February, 1915; served with
Director of Medical Services from September, 1915, until com-
missioned in Imperial Forces.

"Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for
Valuable Services rendered in connection with the War."
Wounded in the foot. May, 1915.

(Brother of K. C. Findlay.)

FiNLAT, GtTY BoRTHWiCK — Sccond Lieutenant. Born 20th
July, 1899, at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Father,
G. H. Finlay, Chicago Corn Exchange. Educated at New West-
minster High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 25th
August, 1915. Enlisted, 1st December, 1916, from New West-
minster branch, in 68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Driver. Transferred to 24th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, 14th March, 1917; Royal Air Force, 1st July, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 14th February, 1919. Principal
actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, 1918.
Demobilized, 19th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
14th June, 1919.

*FisHER, Ivan Myrrel — Lance-Corporal. Born 29th Nov-
ember, 1894, at Killarney, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Frederick
Fisher. Educated at Great Falls, Montana, Public School, and
Red Deer, Alberta, School. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th
January, 1911. Enlisted, 25th October, 1915, from Monitor branch,
in 51st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 7th Canadian Battalion, upon arrival in France, 11th May, 1916.
Promoted Lance-Corporal.

Died of Wounds, 16th August, 1917.

Note: Private Fisher was employed as a despatch carrier
at the time of his death. He was recommended for the Distin-
guished Conduct Medal for his gallantry on the morning of 16th
August, 1917, when he crossed the enemy barrage eight times.
He was severely wounded in the head, body, and legs, and did not
recover consciousness. He died at No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station.



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FisHEE, Robert Oswald — Gunner. Born 7th September,
1892, at Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Robert Fisher,
General Store Owner. Educated at Hagersville High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd February, 1912. EnHsted,
September, 1917, from Greenwood branch, in 68th Battery, Can-
adian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to
"B" Battery, Canadian Reserve Artillery, England. Service:
Employed as a Driver at Canadian Reserve Artillery Headquarters,
in England. Demobilized, March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 27th June, 1919.

Fisher, Stanley Elsworth — Sergeant. Born 25th June,
1894, at Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Father, Elmer E. Fisher,
Retail Grocer. Educated at Dundas Public and High Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 25th July, 1910. Enlisted, 4th
August, 1915, from London, Ontario, branch, in Canadian Army
Medical Corps, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, December, 1915; Sergeant, June, 1917. Service: With
Canadian Army Medical Corps in England, at Shorncliffe, Folke-
stone, Shoreham, Hastings and Seaford. DemobiHzed, 20th
August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th September,
1919.

+F1TTON, Edmund — Private. Born 22nd March, 1892. Father,
William Fitton, Forester. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th
May, 1911. EnUsted, October, 1914, from Nelson branch, in 16th
(Canadian Scottish) Battalion.

Died of Wounds, 29th July, 1916.

FiTTON, Horace Cecil Malone — Lieutenant. Born 2nd
June, 1892, at Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Father, Cecil H. Fitton,
Dentist. Educated at Ridley College. Entered the service of the
Bank, 19th July, 1909. Enlisted, 3rd June, 1916, from Winnipeg
branch, in Royal Naval Air Service, with the rank of Flight Officer.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Lieu-
tenant, 15th May, 1917. Service: Belgian Coast Patrol, Novem-
ber, 1916-October, 1917; Special Naval Aerial experimental work,
from October, 1917, to cessation of hostilities. Demobilized, 10th
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th February,
1919.

Fitzgerald, Maurice LeMoine — Corporal. Born 21st Sep-
tember, 1891, at Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Father, A. A. Fitz-
gerald, Banker. Educated at Guelph Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 10th May, 1909. EnUsted, 8th



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March, 1916, from Elfros branch, in 223rd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 27th (City of Winnipeg)
Battalion, 1st October, 1917. Promoted Corporal, 29th December,
1917; Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Amiens,
Cambrai, Iwuy, 1918. Slight wound in the left shoulder, 11th
October, 1918. Demobilized, 24th May, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 22nd July, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 14th February, 1920.

FiTZ Gerald, Terence Duncan — Second Lieutenant. Born
24th September, 1895, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Father, D.
Fitz Gerald (retired). Entered the service of the Bank, 16th May,
1912. Left Parry Sound branch, 17th May, 1916, to take up
military duty. Enlisted in Canadian Engineers, with the rank of
Sapper. Transferred to Imperial Army, as Second Lieutenant,
14th December, 1917.

Flann, John Davis — Sergeant. Born 18th June, 1888, atBuckie,
Banffshire, Scotland. Father, Thomas Flann, Master Mariner.
Educated at Buckie Higher Grade School. Entered the service of
the Bank, 10th June, 1913. Enlisted, 5th April, 1918, from Peter-
boro branch, in 75th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Promoted Sergeant, 14th June, 1918. Service
in Canada as Orderly Room Sergeant. Demobilized, 28th Nov-
ember, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th December,
1918.

Fleming, Kenneth Lionel — Private. Born 18th November,
1895, at Folkestone, Kent, England. Father, Inglis Fleming,
Architect (retired). Educated at George Watson's College, Edin-
burgh. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th June, 1913. En-
listed, July, 1915, from Vernon branch, in 54th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916;
Vimy, Lens, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai,
Mons, Valenciennes, 1918. Demobilized, 8th June, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 23rd June, 1919. Retired from the
service of the Bank, 15th January, 1920.

Note: Private Fleming served continuously with the 54th
Battalion in France, and was never wounded, although on one
occasion he had the front of his tunic shot away, and on another
the heel of his boot was blown off!

Fletcher, Karl Pope— Sergeant. Born 2nd July, 1897, at
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father, Charles
Pope Fletcher (deceased). Educated at Mount Allison Academy.



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Entered the service of the Bank, 26th June, 1913. Enlisted, 25th
March, 1915, from Charlottetown branch, in 11th Brigade Ammuni-
tion Column, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Trumpeter.
Transferred to 36th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 24th May,
1916. Promoted Corporal, 15th November, 1917; Sergeant, 26th
December, 1917. Service and principal actions: Ypres, Somme,
1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917. Upon returning to Canada, detailed for
duty with the British and Canadian Recruiting Mission in the
United States. Demobilized, 4th September, 1918, on account of
being physically unfit for further military service. Subsequent
occupation : Training for foreign service with National City Bank
of New York.

+FLOWEK, Frederick Godfrey — Second Lieutenant. Born
6th August, 1894, at Oporto, Portugal. Father, Frederick William
Flower, Mercantile Manager. Educated at Oporto British School,
Richmond Hill School, England, and University of London
(Matriculation, 1911). Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd
March, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1915, from Prince Arthur & Park,
Montreal, branch, in 3rd Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, 30th
March, 1917. Promoted Bombardier, November, 1915; Corporal,
December, 1915; Second Lieutenant, 5th July, 1917. Service:
With his Battery in France and Flanders from July, 1916, to
March, 1917. Returned to France as a Pilot in Royal Flying Corps.

Killed in Action, 18th December, 1917.

Note : Mr. Flower was on a bombing expedition near Poper-
inghe, Belgium, when he was attacked by four enemy planes and
his machine set on fire, and brought down. He was buried at
Lozinghem MiHtary Cemetery.

He was one of four brothers who saw active service. One
brother. Second Lieutenant A. C. Flower, was killed in 1916.

"We have lost one of the best and most conscientious pilots
in the squadron, and the best of good fellows." — His FUght
Commander.

"A wonderfully good soldier who did splendid work while with
his Battery. His sense of duty and his courage and devotion left
nothing to be desired." — Officer Commanding 3rd Siege Battery,
Canadian Artillery. 339.

Floyd, Thomas Clive — Major, M.C. Born 4th February,
1894, at Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Floyd,
Furniture Dealer. Educated at Fort Frances High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 8th July, 1909. EnUsted, 28th



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November, 1915, from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in
45th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to 16th BattaHon (Canadian Scottish), 8th July, 1916.
Promoted Captain, October, 1916; Major, June, 1917. Principal
actions: The Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917;
Amiens, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
(Vimy Ridge, 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
Although wounded he led his Company to the final
objective through heavy fire." {London Gazette.)
Wounded in the right cheek, 5th September, 1916; in the neck, 8th
October, 1916; in the left hand, right knee, and left ankle, 9th
April, 1917; in the right arm, 8th August, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919. 149.

Foley, Ernest George — Corporal. Born 8th July, 1893, at
Limerick, Ireland. Father, The Rev. Archdeacon Foley, B.D.,
Clerk in Holy Orders. Educated at Avoca School, Dublin, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 29th September, 1913. Enlisted,
June, 1915, from Melville branch, in 45th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 29th Canadian Battalion,
April, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, September, 1915; Cor-
poral, March, 1916. Principal actions: St. Eloi, Ypres, 1916.
Wounded (five compound fractures), 26th June, 1916. Demob-
ilized, January, 1917, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service, owing to amputation of the left leg at thigh.
Subsequent occupation: Cashier in shipping firm's office, January,
1917.

Folk, Dee Craig — Private. Born 10th September, 1897, at
Putnam, Ohio, U.S.A. Father, C. W. Folk, Farmer. Entered the
service of the Bank, 25th October, 1915. Enhsted, 5th April, 1916,
from Carmangay branch, in 196th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Machine Gun Corps,
14th March, 1917. Demobilized, 19th May, 1919.

Forbes, Duncan — Flight Cadet. Born 6th April, 1891, at
Dundee, Scotland. Father, Duncan Forbes, Confectioner. Edu-
cated at Central High Grade School, Aberdeen, Scotland. Entered
the service of the Bank, 31st May, 1911. Enlisted, 19th March,
1918, from Moosomin branch, in 1st Depot BattaHon, Saskatchewan
Regiment. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, March, 1918;



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Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Corporal, March,
1918; Sergeant, March, 1918. Completed course of training as
Flight Cadet with Royal Air Force in Canada. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 11th December, 1918.

+FOBBES, Ian Grant — Flight Cadet. Born 31st May, 1888,
at Manchester, England. Father, John Grant Forbes, Shipping
Agent (deceased). Educated at Manchester Grammar School,
and Gordon's College, Aberdeen (where he was medaUist and
dux); also classes at Aberdeen University. Entered the service
of the Bank, 13th May, 1907. Enlisted, 15th August, 1918,
from Vancouver branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of
Flight Cadet. Service: Training in Canada.

Died of pneumonia, at Military Base Hospital, Toronto, 30th
October, 1918.

■i-FoBBES, John Atholl McGregor — Private. Born 25th
November, 1893, at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
Duncan I. Forbes, Manager, The Canadian Bank of Commerce,
Parkhill, Ontario. Educated at Public School, Lunenburg, N.S.,
Collegiate Institute, Moosomin, Saskatchewan, and High
School, Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Entered the service of the
Bank, 8th October, 1914. Enlisted, 20th December, 1915, from
Humboldt branch, in 65th Canadian BattaUon, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian BattaUon, 1st July, 1916.
Served in the trenches in the Ypres salient, from 14th August,
1916, to 11th September, 1916.

Killed by a sniper, 11th September, 1916.

Forbes, Robert John — Lieutenant. Born 8th December,
1889, at Braemar, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Forbes,
Superintendent, County Roads. Educated at Maple Grove School,
West Zorra, Ontario, and Woodstock Collegiate Institute, Wood-
stock, Ontario. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th June, 1909.
Enlisted, 27th November, 1914, from Medicine Hat branch, in
31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted
Lieutenant, 10th April, 1917. Principal actions: St. Eloi, Ypres,
Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917. Shrapnel wound in the right
ankle, 3rd May, 1917. Demobilized, 30th March, 1918, on
account of being unfit for further miUtary service. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 18th March, 1918.

Ford, Herbert Ashley — Lance-Corporal, M.M. Born 27th
April, 1891, at Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. Father, D. Ford,
Postmaster, Duncan, B.C. Educated at Duncan School. Entered



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the service of the Bank, 16th June, 1909. Enlisted, 19th October,
1915, from Seattle branch, in 72nd Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 16th Battalion (Canadian Scot-
tish), 19th June, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, August, 1918.
Principal actions: Somme, Third Battle of Ypres, 1916; Amiens,
Arras, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

Amiens, 8th August, 1918.

Wounded (shrapnel), September, 1916, and September, 1918.

Demobilized, 4th February, 1919. Returned to duty with the

Bank, 20th February, 1919.

Ford, James — Sapper. Born 11th June, 1891, at Glasgow,
Scotland. Father, Robert Ford (deceased), Chief of Shipping
Department, J. M. Campbell's, Glasgow. Educated at Cargill-
Newbigging Pubhc School, Perthshire. Entered the service of
the Bank, 13th September, 1912. Enhsted, 6th March, 1916, from
Watrous branch, in No. 10 Company, Canadian Army Service
Corps, with the rank of Lieutenant. (Discharged, medically unfit.)
Re-enlisted as a Private in 6th Universities Company, Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, June, 1916. (Discharged,
medically unfit, September, 1916.) Re-enlisted as an Acting
Sergeant, in 13th Light Railway Operating Company (Canadian),
3rd March, 1917, and proceeded Overseas 11th April, 1917.
Reverted to the rank of Sapper to proceed to France, December,
1917. Service: Operated forward area hght railways in France
and Flanders. Demobilized, 11th April, 1919. Subsequent occu-
pation: With Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Montreal.

Forder, George Archibald Campbell — Staff Sergeant.
Born 20th April, 1895, at Jerusalem, Palestine. Father, A. Forder,
Missionary. Educated at Taunton College, Taunton, Somerset,
England. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th January, 1915.
Enhsted, 26th August, 1915, from Lethbridge, branch, in 13th
Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Canadian Record Office, London, July, 1916. Promoted Cor-
poral, 1915; Sergeant, 1917; Staff Sergeant, 1918. Service:
Group Clerk, Canadian Record Office, London. Demobilized, 21st
March, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Assistant Finance Officer
in the Military Governorate, Jerusalem, 1st May, 1919.



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FoRHAN, Leslie George Hodgers — Lieutenant. Born 2nd
September, 1893, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
Thomas W. Forhan, Merchant. Educated at Public Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd January, 1911. Enlisted,
26th December, 1915, from Strathcona branch, in 151st Canadian
BattaHon, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 49th
Canadian BattaUon, 5th November, 1916. Service: On active
Service in France from November, 1916, to January, 1917. Re-
turned to England (sick), 26th January, 1917. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 10th August, 1920.

Forster, William Burton — Major, M.C. Born 30th May,
1888, at Wexford, Ireland. Father, Major-General J. Burton
Forster, C.B., British Army, (late) in command of 57th (West
Lancashire) Division. Educated at Dollar Academy, Dollar,
Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th June, 1912.
Enlisted, 3rd December, 1914, from First Street West, Calgary,
branch, in 31st (Alberta) Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred as Captain and Adjutant to 27th Canadian Bat-
talion, 28th April, 1916. Appointed Brigade Major, 4th Can-
adian Infantry Brigade, 18th January, 1918. Appointed Staff
Officer to Canadian Machine Gun Corps, at Canadian Corps
Headquarters, 26th March, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 1st
February, 1915; Captain, 28th April, 1916; Major, 31st May,
1917. Principal actions: St. Eloi, Hill 60, Sanctuary Wood,
The Somme, 1916; Cambrai, Vimy Ridge, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Valenciennes, Cambrai, Hindenburg Line, Mons,1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
for
Services at the Battle of Vimy
(King's Birthday Honours, June, 1917.)
Also Awarded (In the Field)
The French Croix de Guerre
With Silver Star and Palms
for
Gallantry in Action at
The Capture of Mezieres, near Amiens
(8th August, 1918.)
Mentioned in Despatches (twice)
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field
Somme, 2nd January, 1917,
and 16th March, 1918.



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Wounded (broken ankle), by an aerial bomb, Arras, 30th August,
1918. Demobilized, 18th September, 1919. Subsequent occupa-
tion: In partnership with Wade & Jack, Livestock Dealers, Calgary.
49, 95, 131.

FoHTTE, Alexander Vennor — Private. Born 29th June,
1896. Father, R. H. Fortye, Accountant. Entered the service of
the Bank, 25th January, 1915. Enlisted, April, 1918, from Exeter
branch, in 1st Depot Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment, with
the rank of Private. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th Jan-
uary, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 13th February,
1920.

Foster, James Russell — Gunner. Born 5th June, 1898, at
Wicklow, Ontario, Canada. Father, Henry Foster (deceased).
Educated at Cobourg Public School and Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 1916. Enlisted, 18th
May, 1917, from Bloor & Lippincott, Toronto, branch, in 71st
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery, 23rd November, 1917;
33rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 13th February, 1918.
Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons,

1918. Demobilized, 30th March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 14th April, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
31st August, 1919, to take a course in Forestry at the University
of Toronto.

Fowler, John Charles Masson — Lance-Corporal. Born
8th June, 1894, at Aberdeen, Scotland.. Father, David Fowler
(deceased). Educated at Central Higher Grade School, Aberdeen.
Entered the service of the Bank, 14th June, 1911. Enlisted, Jan-
uary, 1916, from Fort William branch, in Signal Company, Can-
adian Engineers, with the rank of Sapper. Transferred to 11th
Canadian Infantry Brigade Signals, August, 1916. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, January, 1917. Principal actions: Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Bourlon
Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, June,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

Fowler, John Gerald — Sergeant. Born 15th June, 1895, at
Cork, Ireland. Father, John B. Fowler, Stock and Share Broker.
Educated at Cork Grammar School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 8th June, 1912. Enlisted, 10th August, 1914, from Moosejaw
branch, in 11th Canadian Battalion (60th Rifles), with the rank of
Sergeant. Transferred to 5th Canadian Battalion, 1st January,



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1915. Principal actions : Neuve Chapelle, Second Battle of Ypres,
Festubert, 1915. Grenade wound — fracture of both jaws — ^Festu-
bert, 24th May, 1915. 43.

Fowler, Richabd Tarrant — Regimental Sergeant-Major.
Born 14th July, 1891, at Cork, Ireland. Father, John B. Fowler,