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February, 1894. Father, George Halliday, Foreman Builder.
Entered the service of the Bank, 14th June, 1912. Enlisted, Nov-
ember, 1917, from Herbert branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the
rank of Flight Cadet. Subsequently promoted Lieutenant.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th April, 1919.

Hamilton, Andrew Lorne — Colonel, C.M.G. Born 2nd
May, 1871. Father (deceased). Entered the service of the Bank,
5th April, 1887. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Quebec branch,
where he was Manager.

Appointed
A Companion
of
The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael
and St. George.
Mentioned in Despatches.
^-Hamilton, Eric — Lieutenant. Born 21st March, 1896.
Father, James Hamilton, Doctor (deceased). Entered the service
of the Bank, 9th May, 1913. Enlisted, August, 1914, from
Princeton branch, in 1st Canadian Contingent. Transferred to
Somerset Light Infantry as Second Lieutenant, in 1915, and subse-
quently to the Royal Flying Corps. Promoted Lieutenant.
Wounded, May, 1915.

Killed in an air fight on or about 15th February, 1917.

Hamilton, Ronald Lorne — Lieutenant. Born 23rd Feb-
ruary, 1896, at Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. Father. Colonel A. L.
Hamilton, C.M.G., formerly Manager, The Canadian Bank of
Commerce, Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st June,
1915. Enlisted, 13th December, 1915, from Prince Arthur and
Park, Montreal, branch, in No. 9 Canadian Field Ambulance, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd Central Ontario Regi-
ment, 25th February, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 27th January,
1918. Demobihzed, 30th September, 1918. Subsequent occupa-
tion: Took up the study of Medicine.



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Hamilton, William Thorburn — Private. Born 24th Sep-
tember, 1891, at Hamilton, Scotland. Father, Robert Hamilton
(deceased). Educated at John Neilson Institution, Paisley, Scot-
land. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th May, 1910. Enlisted,
25th March, 1916, from Vermilion branch, in 196th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Mounted Rifles. Gun shot wound in the right arm, 17th June,
1917. Demobilized, April, 1918, on account of being medically
unfit for further military service. Returned to duty with the Bank,
10th April, 1918.

Hampton, Percy Reginald — Lieutenant. Born 9th May,
1897, at Cavan, Ireland. Father, James H. Hampton, Chartered
Accountant. Educated at Royal School, Cavan. Entered the
service of the Bank, 23rd February, 1914. Enhsted, 6th June,
1917, from Balmy Beach, Toronto, branch, in No. 4 School of
Military Aeronautics, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred
to 78th Squadron, July, 1917; Y Squadron, July, 1917; 91st
Squadron, August, 1917; Aerial Gunnery Squadron, September,
1917; 62nd Service Squadron, October, 1917. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 22nd September, 1917; Lieutenant, 1st April, 1918.
Principal action : German offensive. Spring of 1918. Taken prisoner
of war. Face injured, and feet and arm burnt, 3rd May, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th December, 1920.

Note: Lieutenant Hampton accounted for two enjemy aero-
planes in one day. 254, 255, 256, 266, 267.

+Hanna, Robert Nassau — Private. Born 26th March, 1894,
at Brookvale, County Monaghan, Ireland. Father, Thomas
WilUam Hanna, Farmer, J.P. Educated at Monaghan Model
School, and Trinity College, Dubhn. Entered the service of the
Bank, 19th February, 1912. Enlisted, October, 1915, from Bas-
sano branch, in 82nd Canadian Battalion with the rank of Private.
Subsequently transferred to 7th Canadian Battalion. Principal
action: Vimy Ridge, April, 1917.

Killed in Action, 28th April, 1917, at the taking of Arleux.

^Harding, Alan Wilfred — Private. Born 11th November,
1895, at Buxton, England. Father, L. G. Harding, Photographer.
Educated at Buxton College. Entered the service of the Bank,
30th November, 1912. Enlisted, 1st March, 1916, from Vancouver
branch, in 158th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 24th Canadian Battalion. Principal actions: Hill
70, Lens, Loos, Passchendaele, 1917.

Killed in Action, 6th November, 1917, at Passchendaele.



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Hardyman, Ferdinand Napier — Lieutenant. Born 25th
June, 1897, at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Father, Lucius Ferdi-
nand Hardyman, Schoolmaster. Educated at Monkton Combe,
Bath, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th March,
1914. EnHsted, 19th August, 1914, from Sault Ste. Marie branch,
in 2nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 119th Canadian Battahon, 13th January, 1916; 8th Reserve
BattaUon, 19th November, 1917, to 13th January, 1919. Promoted
Lieutenant, 31st March, 1916. Principal action: Second Battle of
Ypres, 22nd to 24th April, 1915. Multiple wounds — in the head,
right lung, left thigh, right shoulder and arm, 24th April, 1915.
Demobilized, 18th February, 1919. Subsequent occupation: With
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,
19th February, 1919. 33.

Harley, George Ernest — Captain. Born 11th July, 1894,
at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Rev. A. W. M. Harley,
Church of England Clergyman. Educated at King's Collegiate
School, Windsor, N.S., and University of King's College, Windsor,
N.S. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th May, 1912. Enlisted,
29th November, 1914, from Windsor, Nova Scotia, branch, in 2nd
Canadian Divisional Cyclist Company, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 10th March,
1917; 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 15th
November, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, 10th December, 1914;
Lieutenant, 10th March, 1917; Captain, 10th August, 1918.
Principal actions: St. Eloi, Third Battle of Ypres, Somme, 1916;
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, 25th May, 1919.

Harlow, Archibald Alfred George — Major. Born 14th
December, 1889, at Aldershot, England. Father, Lieutenant-
Colonel George H. Harlow, Commandant No. 2 Remount Depot,
Woolwich (Regular Army) . Entered the service of the Bank, 26th
October, 1912. Left Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg, branch, to
return to England to take up military duty, 18th September, 1914.
Enlisted, 7th October, 1914, in Remounts Section, with the rank
of Second Lieutenant. Transferred as Officer in Charge Supplies
and Transport, Halton Sub-District; Adjutant, 308th Company,
Royal Army Service Corps, 14th May, 1915; 56th Divisional Train,
1st July, 1916; 35th Divisional Train, 7th October, 1917; 33rd
Divisional Train, 10th April, 1919. Promoted Captain, 27th June,
1915; Major, 1st October, 1918. Principal actions: Somme, 1916;
Arras, Easter, 1917; Ypres, August, 1917; Passchendaele, Nov-
ember, 1917; The German Advance, March, 1918; Ypres, Sep-
tember, 1918; Gheluvelt, Menin, Courtrai; with the Army of



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Occupation in Germany, 1918. Demobilized, 12th February, 1920.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th February, 1920.

Note: Major Harlow reached France, on duty, six weeks after
leaving Winnipeg.

Harman, George Mark Milton— Petty Officer, R.N.C.V.R.
Born 24th April, 1892, at Hastings, England. Father, George
Harman, Real Estate Agent. Educated at Hastings Grammar
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1911.
Enlisted, 10th May, 1918, from Vancouver branch, in Pacific
Division, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve, with the rank
of Ordinary Seaman. Promoted Petty Officer. Transferred to
Overseas Division, 1st July, 1918; Lansdowne Patrol, 11th July,
1918; H.M.C.S. "Niobe," 3rd February, 1919. Demobilized, 1st
September, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th Septem-
ber, 1919.

Harragin, Albert Reginald Tennant — Lieutenant. Born
4th March, 1894, at Aberdeen, South Dakota, U.S.A. Father,
T. F. W. Harragin, Magistrate. Educated at HaHfax County
Academy, Hahfax, N.S. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th
February, 1910. Enlisted, 28th December, 1914, from Nokomis
branch, in 43rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 16th July, 1915,
Estates Branch, Overseas Military Forces of Canada, 2nd October,
1916. Promoted Corporal, 2nd January, 1915; Sergeant, 19th
October, 1915; Lieutenant, 7th July, 1916. Principal actions and
service: Ploegsteert, 1915; Headquarters Sub-Staff, Bailleul, Pay
Office, London, and Estates Branch, London, as Officer in Charge
Effects (Non-Commissioned Officers and men). Demobilized, 6th
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 13th May, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 3rd July, 1920.

Harrington, Allan Gordon — Lieutenant. Born 18th Jan-
uary, 1896, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Wallace
Henry Harrington, Commercial Traveller. Educated at Halifax
Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 31st October, 1911.
Enlisted, 30th October, 1915, from Windsor, Nova Scotia, branch,
in Halifax Composite BattaUon Draft, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to 17th Reserve Battalion, 30th January, 1916; 1st
Canadian Pioneers (France), 1st May, 1916; 4th Battalion, Can-
adian Machine Gun Corps, 1st November, 1918. Principal actions:
Ypres, 1916; Passchendaele, 1917. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 18th July, 1919.



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Harris, Alexander Douglas — Sergeant. Born 7th Feb-
ruary, 1886, at Dorset, England. Father, T. H. Harris, Farmer.
Educated at Heathfield School, Parkstone, Dorset, and St. Olave's
Grammar School, London. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th
September, 1907. Enlisted, 7th August, 1914, from Vancouver
branch, in 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish), with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Headquarters, Canadian Troops,
Shoreham, 26th December, 1916; Headquarters, Canadian For-
estry Corps, May, 1918. Promoted Sergeant, 10th April, 1916.
Principal actions and service: Second Battle of Ypres, April, 1915;
Headquarters, Administrative work in England from 29th February,
1916.

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

Gun shot wound in the abdomen, Ypres, 23rd April, 1915.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd September, 1919.

"J"Harris, Cecil Alfred — Second Lieutenant. Born 6th
April, 1888, at London, England. Father, George Gibson Harris,
Fruit and Potato Factor. Educated at Dulwich College, and
London University (Matriculated 1906). Entered the service of
the Bank, 12th March, 1906. Enlisted, July, 1915, from London,
England, branch, in Inns of Court Oflficers' Training Corps, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 4/4th Queen's Royal West
Surrey Regiment and attached to l/4th Suffolk Regiment. Pro-
moted Second Lieutenant, December, 1915. Principal actions:
Lesboeufs (Somme), 1916. Wounded, 31st October, 1916— piece
of shell casing in the brain.

Died of Wounds, 3rd November, 1916.

Harris, Herbert Kitchener — Private. Born 23rd Septem-
ber, 1897, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, I. Harris, Insur-
ance Agent. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th October, 1915.
Enlisted, 27th September, 1916, from Montreal branch, in 245th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Demobilized, 3rd
July, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further military
service.

^Harrison, Cecil Dyne — Flight Cadet. Born 1st November,
1891, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Francis Edgar
Harrison, Postmaster, Vancouver, B.C. Educated at Queen's
School, Vancouver, and University School, Victoria, B.C. Entered
the service of the Bank, 22nd April, 1908. Enlisted, 14th October,
1914, from Vancouver branch, in 29th (Vancouver) Battalion,



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with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Engineers,
August, 1915; Royal Air Force, April, 1918. Promoted Corporal,
August, 1916. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy
Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917. Injured in a collision near Ypres
while serving as a Despatch Rider, 26th October, 1915, and inval-
ided to England.

Died as the result of an accident, 27th June, 1918. Buried
with full Military Honours at Denham, England.

Note: The late Mr. Harrison was well known in athletic
circles in Vancouver, as a keen boxer, oarsman and swimmer.

We are indebted to Mr. F. E. Harrison (father of the late Mr.
C. D. Harrison) for the following particulars of the tragic accident
which caused his death. The extract is from a letter written by
the Commandant of the Royal Air Force Camp at Denham:

"His death was due to cerebral hemorrhage consequent to a
fall. He was boxing in a tournament with a fellow cadet in the
penultimate bout, and was winning on all points when a blow
from his opponent made him stagger, and in recovering his balance,
his foot slipped, and he fell backwards, striking his head on the
floor, and was rendered unconscious, in which condition he was
taken to hospital, where he passed away several hours later. It
was his kismet — he was enjoying his life, his work, his play and his
surroundings, and died just as much for his country as any man
who laid down his hfe on the battlefield."

^Harrison, FRA>rK — Sergeant. Born 14th September, 1888.
Father, George Harrison, Cotton Mill Manager. Entered the
service of the Bank, 20th November, 1907. Enlisted, August, 1914,
from Toronto branch, in 3rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Sergeant. Principal action: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915.
Killed in Action, 23rd May, 1915.

+HARRISON, Herbert James — Sergeant. Born 16th October,
1894, at Tullywinney, Ireland. Father, James Harrison, Farmer.
Educated at Newry Model Schools, and Intermediate School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 14th June, 1912. Enlisted, 27th
June, 1916, from Gleichen branch, in 211th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th Battalion, Canadian
Railway Troops, 20th March, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, 10th
April, 1917. Service: Engaged in construction and maintenance
of Light Railways with the French and Imperial Armies. Demob-
ilized, 28th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th
June, 1919.



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*Habrison, Herbert William — Second Lieutenant. Born
24th March, 1890. Step-Father, Douglas V. Eskell, Real Estate
Agent. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th January, 1913.
Left Niagara Falls branch, to take up military duty, 15th April,
1915. Subsequently joined Lincolnshire Regiment (attached 1st
Battalion), with the rank of Second Lieutenant.

Mentioned in Despatches
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.
Died of Wounds, 9th June, 1917.

Harbison, Percival Rudolph — Corporal. Born 22nd June,
1898, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles Brown
Harrison, Shipper. Educated at Dewson Street School, Toronto,
and High School of Commerce and Finance. Entered the service
of the Bank, 20th April, 1916. Enlisted, 27th October, 1916, from
Parkdale, Toronto, branch, in Canadian Army Service Corps, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Corps Troops
Motor Transport Company, June, 1917. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 15th April, 1918; Corporal, 18th January, 1919. Service:
Lorry Driver, and later Despatch Rider at Canadian Corps Head-
quarters. Returned tofduty with the Bank, 25th June, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 21st October, 1919.

Harrison, Thomas Robert Knowles — Trooper. Born 27th
May, 1896, at Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada. Father, W. G.
Harrison, Lumber Dealer (deceased). Educated at Neepawa
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th July, 1915.
Enlisted, 13th October, 1917, from Bengough branch, in Lord
Strathcona's Horse, with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to
Canadian Light Horse, 10th April, 1918; Signalling Corps,
Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment, 5th August, 1918. (Medi-
cally unfit for active service.) Demobihzed, 16th February, 1919.

Hart, Arthur Gilbert — Sapper. Born 4th February, 1893,
at York, England. Father, William Hart, Jeweller. Educated at
The Haughton School, York, England. Entered the service of
the Bank, 1st May, 1913. Enhsted, October, 1914, from Dun-
das branch in 4th Canadian Moimted Rifles. Discharged,
December, 1914. Re-enlisted, January, 1917, from New York
agency, in Canadian Divisional Signal Company, with the rank
of Sapper. Transferred to Canadian Engineers Reserve Battalion,
January, 1918. Demobilized, February, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 4th March, 1919.



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Hart, Harry — Private. Born 25th January, 1897, at
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
April, 1911. EnHsted, 4th January, 1916, from Stationery Depart-
ment, Head Office, Toronto, in 124th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Princess Patricia's Can-
adian Light Infantry, 11th December, 1916. Gun shot wound in
the face, 28th March, 1917; in the right arm, 10th November, 1917,
Demobilized, 19th November, 1918.

"i"HART, Victor Oliver Augustus — Private. Born 22nd
August, 1897, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Victor
Emanuel Hart (deceased) (late Manager, The Canadian Bank of
Commerce, Parliament Street, Toronto, branch). Educated at
Toronto schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd September,
1915. EnHsted, April, 1917, from West Toronto branch, in
Mechanical Transport, Canadian Army Service Corps, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Canadian Battalion, August,
1917. Principal action: Amiens, 1918. Wounded in the hand
and hip, 9th August, 1918.

Died of Wounds, at No. 48 Casualty Clearing Station, France,
11th August, 1918.

Hartle, Donald Bertrand — Lieutenant. Born 16th June,
1893, at Minden, Ontario, Canada. Father, D. J. Hartle, Mer-
chant. Educated at Lindsay Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 13th September, 1911. Enlisted, 4th March,
1917, from Orangeville branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank
of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, England, 20th
August, 1917, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Promoted
Lieutenant, 1st March, 1918. Service and principal actions:
German Offensive, Spring of 1918; subsequently engaged in the
transporting of aeroplanes to fighting squadrons in France. Frac-
tured ankle as the result of a crash in France, April, 1918. Demob-
iUzed, 1st March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd
May, 1919.

Hartwick, Harry Ernest — Lieutenant. Born 17th July,
1891, at Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada. Father, Nelson Hartwick,
Superintendent, Lake Erie Coal and Navigation Company.
Educated at Ridgetown Collegiate Institute, and St. Thomas
Business College. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th Novem-
ber, 1912. Enlisted, 2nd March, 1916, from Sault Ste. Marie
branch, in 119th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 10th
April, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 8th May, 1916. Principal
actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918.



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Demobilized, 21st May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
2nd July, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 16th March,
1920, to accept a position with the First and Old Detroit National
Bank.

Hakvie, Andrew Kennedy — Captain, M.C. Born 11th
December, 1887, at Cambuslang, Scotland. Father, John Harvie,
Merchant. Educated at Allan Glen's School, Glasgow. Entered
the service of the Bank, 16th June, 1906. Enhsted, 13th Novem-
ber, 1915, from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in 90th
Canadian BattaUon, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to
78th (Winnipeg Grenadiers) Battahon, in England, 13th August,
1916, and proceeded to France with that Unit on same date.
Promoted Captain. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Lens, 1917;
Amiens, Bourlon, Cambrai, (as Adjutant), 1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
"On September 27th, 1918, while following closely
behind the attacking troops, he came across a
company which was badly disorganized through
having lost all its officers. He promptly took them in
hand and in spite of heavy shell and machine-gun
fire, led them through the village. The situation at
this stage was very critical and his prompt action
enabled the battalion commander to reinforce the
line and repel a strong enemy counter-attack."

{London Gazette, 17th February, 1919.)
Mentioned in Despatches
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th June, 1919. 168, 204.

Hawkins, Lloyd Arthur S. — Lieutenant. Born 11th Oct-
ober, 1896, at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. Father, William
Hawkins, Tailor. Educated at Public School, and Welland High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th September, 1912.
Enhsted, 15th November, 1915, from Niagara Falls branch, in
19th Regiment, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to
Royal Flying Corps, 5th June, 1917. Service: Instructor in
Flying; Communication duty, London to Paris. Injured in an
aeroplane accident, 3rd July, 1918. Demobilized, 28th September,
1919. Subsequent occupation: With International Nickel Com-
pany, 6th November, 1919.



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Hayes, Leonard James — Private. Born 22nd June, 1895.
Father, James Hayes, Sea Captain (deceased). Entered the
service of the Bank, 10th July, 1912. EnUsted, March, 1916,
from VermiUon branch, in 194th (Highland) BattaUon, with the
rank of Private. Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th July,
1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 30th August, 1919.

Hates, Robert John — Private. Born 15th November, 1896,
at Wexford, Ireland. Father, J. Hayes (deceased). Entered the
service of the Bank, 6th April, 1914. Enlisted, 4th March, 1916,
from Milestone branch, in 195th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Demobilized, 12th June, 1919.

Hayward, Eahl Gibson — Flight Cadet. Born 18th April,
1893, at Eastwood, Ontario, Canada. Father, John A. Hayward,
Farmer (deceased). Educated at Woodstock Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 21st November, 1910. Enlisted,
22nd December, 1917. from Yonge & College, Toronto, branch,
in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Trained
in Canada for Pilot's Certificate. Demobilized, 30th November,
1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd January, 1919.

Hazelton, Hubert George — Lieutenant. Born 4th Feb-
ruary, 1898, at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Father, George
Hazelton, Variety Stores Proprietor. Educated at Waterloo
Public School, Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate Institute, and
Kitchener Business College. Entered the service of the Bank,
23rd April, 1913. Enlisted, 14th September, 1915, from Waterloo
branch, in 71st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 36th Reserve BattaUon, November, 1915; Canadian
Machine Gun Depot, May, 1916; 27th Canadian Battahon,
January, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, August, 1917; Cor-
poral, September, 1917; Sergeant, December, 1917; Lieutenant,
March, 1918. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Fresnoy, Hill 70,
Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, 1918. Shrapnel wound in the face.
Hill 70, 20th August, 1917; bullet wound in the foot, Amiens,
10th August, 1918. Demobilized, 6th February, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 17th February, 1919.

Hazlewood, Roy Ewart — Private. Born 8th May, 1893, at
Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Rev. James H. Hazlewood,
Minister. Educated at Jarvis Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 26th August, 1912. Enhsted, 13th October,
1917, from Market, Toronto, branch, in Canadian Army Service



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Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Engin-
eers, Motor Transport Company. Principal actions: Amiens,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918. Demobihzed, 15th June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th August, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank to accept a position with the Acton Publish-
ing Company Limited, 6th October, 1919.

Heard, Albert Charles Decker — Private. Born 1st
September, 1898, at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Father, Thomas Marshall Heard, Superintendent of repair work,
Wallace's Shipyards Limited, North Vancouver, B.C. Educated
at North Vancouver Public Schools, and North Vancouver High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th December, 1915.
Enhsted, 29th May, 1916, from Phoenix branch, in 225th Canadian
BattaHon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian
Engineers, 15th January, 1917. Not on active service. Taken
ill with pleurisy at St. Johns, Quebec, in March, 1917, and after
six months in various military hospitals, was invaUded home and
demobilized, 31st October, 1917, on account of being medically
unfit for further military service. Subsequent occupation: Clerk,
Local Audit Office, G.T.P. Railway, Prince Rupert, B.C.

Heaslip, Robert Erle — Captain, M.C. Born 13th Septem-