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ber, 1895, at Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. Father, H. R. HeasUp
(deceased). Educated at Hagersville and Cayuga Public
Schools, and Cayuga High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 29th October, 1912. EnUsted, 5th January,
1915, from Cayuga branch, in 37th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 17th Reserve Battalion, 1st
January, 1916; 13th BattaUon (Royal Highlanders of Canada),
14th June, 1916. Promoted Captain, 5th May, 1918. Principal
actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy, 1917; Amiens, Cagnicourt,
Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"At Sailly-en-Ostrevent, on 8th October, 1918, he
was given the undertaking of getting his company
across the river Trinquis, to form a bridgehead for
use in later operations. He got his men across a
narrow plank bridge, and then moved them into
assembly positions. At dawn he made a surprise
attack, gallantly leading his men forward in face of
heavy fire, and succeeded in capturing 25 of the
enemy and three machine-guns. He established a



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bridgehead in the face of the enemy, and held it
against three heavy enemy counter-attacks."
(Supplement to the London Gazette, 10th December,
1919.)

Mentioned in Despatcues
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.
Shrapnel wound in the knee, and gassed severely, 10th October,
1918. Demobilized, 5th March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 1st April, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
31st December, 1919, to accept a position with the International
Harvester Company of Canada, Limited.

Heathcote, Roland Loftus — Gunner. Born 24th Septem-
ber, 1890, at Chiswick, England. Father, Frederick William
Heathcote (deceased). Educated at South Park School, Victoria,
B.C. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th October, 1906.
Enlisted, 4th August, 1918, from Seattle branch, in Royal Canadian
Garrison Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Service: Heavy
Artillery training at Victoria, B.C. Demobilized, 4th December,
1918. Subsequent occupation: Joined Bank of Italy in San
Francisco, 20th December, 1918.

Heffernan, Michael Richard — Lieutenant. Born 3rd
April, 1885, at Cuckoo Hill, Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Father, John Hickham Heffernan, J. P., Farmer. Educated at
High School, Clonmel, and Albert College, Glasnevin. Entered
the service of the Bank, 12th December, 1911. Enlisted, December,
1915, from Strathcona branch, in 151st Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 11th Reserve BattaUon.
Promoted Lieutenant, January, 1916. Not on active service on
account of being medically unfit. Engaged in recruiting service.
Subsequent occupation: Farming in Ireland.

Hegan, John Black — Gunner. Born 18th December, 1892,
at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, James Black
Hegan, Civil Engineer. Educated at Public School, Charlotte-
town, P.E.I. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th September,
1910. Enlisted, 9th November, 1917, from Middleton branch, in
Prince Edward Island Heavy Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Stationed on Garrison Duty at Fort
Ives, Halifax Harbour. DemobiHzed, 30th June, 1918, on account
of being medically unfit for further mihtary service. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 10th July, 1918.



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^'Henderson, James Alexander Carlyle — Signaller. Born
5th June, 1898, at Ullapool, Scotland. Father, James T. Hender-
son, Registrar of the Parish of Lochbroom. Educated at Ullapool
Higher Grade School. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th
October, 1915. Enhsted, February, 1917, from London, England,
branch, in 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Service: On active service in France and Belgium
and on the Italian Front. Flesh wounds (remaining on duty),
March, 1918, during the German Advance.

Died of influenza, while on active service, 28th October, 1918.
233, 253.

Henderson, James Leslie — Captain. Born 11th April, 1896,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, James B. Henderson,
Wholesale Merchant. Educated at Upper Canada College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd June, 1913. Enhsted, 30th
November, 1915, from Queen East, Toronto, branch, in 124th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Promoted
Captain. Service: Pioneer work in France and Flanders. Subse-
quent occupation: In the wholesale business.

Henderson, John Sherwood — Driver. Born 6th July, 1892,
at Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland. Father, Matthew John-
ston Henderson, Linen Manufacturer (deceased). Educated at
Coleraine Academical Institution. Entered the service of the Bank,
25th January, 1911. Enhsted, 18th March, 1916, from Milestone
branch, in 60th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Driver. Principal actions: Lens, Loos, La Bassee Front,
1917-18; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 8th July, 1919.

^Henderson, WiLLiAM^Private. Born 4th December, 1890,
at Eccles, Lancashire, England. Father, Joshua Henderson, Bank
Manager. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 16th May, 1912. Enhsted, January, 1916,
from Portage la Prairie branch, in 226th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 14th Reserve Battalion,
December, 1916, and subsequently to 42nd Battalion, Cameron
Highlanders of Canada. Promoted Sergeant, February, 1916,
reverting to the ranks to proceed to France, November, 1917.

Killed in Action, at Passchendaele, 12th November, 1917,
from concussion while in a German "pillbox."

Note: The German "pillbox" was a trench fort constructed
of concrete and steel, and proved to be a formidable obstacle



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during an advance. The Passchendaele battle area contained an
exceptionally large number of these structures.

Hennesst, Denis John — Gunner. Born 11th March, 1898,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, James D. Hennessy, Bank
Employe. Educated at St. Helen's School, Toronto, and De La
Salle Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th
August, 1911. Enlisted, 1st May, 1918, from Head Office, Toronto,
in 69th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 85th (Siberian) Battery, Canadian Field Artillery.
Service: Artillery instruction at Toronto, Petawawa, and New
Westminster, B.C. Demobihzed. 29th March, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 28th April, 1919.

Henry, Hugh Macdonald — Captain. Born 28th October,
1893, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, W. A. Henry,
Barrister. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th December, 1911.
EnHsted 1st March, 1916, from Middleton branch, in 219th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Captain. On Command to
Royal Flying Corps, 7th August, 1917; appointed Paymaster to
Base Depot, Canadian Forestry Corps, 31st December, 1918.
Demobihzed, 4th October, 1919.

+Henky, Rot Ewakt Gladstone — Corporal. Born 26th
July, 1893, at Harriston, Ontario, Canada. Father, Samuel M.
Henry, Physician and Surgeon. Educated at Harriston Public and
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th December,
1910. Enhsted, 1st December, 1915, from Paris branch, in Prin-
cess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, December, 1917; Corporal, 1918.
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele,
St. Julien, 1917; Cambrai, 1918. Wounded in the left arm
(causing blood poisoning), 28th August, 1917.
Killed in Action, 28th September, 1918.

Henry, Richard Irwin — Private. Born 29th April, 1891, at
Coleraine, Ireland. Father, Thomas Henry, Merchant (retired).
Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution. Entered the
service of the Bank, 31st August, 1911. Enhsted, 7th June, 1915,
from Shellbrook branch, in 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles,
3rd February, 1916. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916;
Vimy, April, 1917. Slight wound in the right shoulder, 27th
March, 1916. Demobihzed, 17th January, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 27th February, 1919.



We publish illustrations of the bronze
memorial tablets erected at the various
branches of the Bank, to commemorate
the active service of our staff.



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Herd, Alexander Higgins — Corporal. Born 29th Novem-
ber, 1893, at Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland. Father, John Herd,
Musician. Educated at Callander High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st May, 1912. Enlisted, 31st May, 1916,
from Kerrobert branch, in 232nd Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan
Regiment, and subsequently to 46th Canadian Battalion. Pro-
moted Corporal, 10th February, 1919. Principal actions and
service: Cambrai, Mons, 1918; Instructor in Infantry branches
(Bayonet Fighting and Physical Training) for one year. Demobil-
ized, 31st May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June,
1919.

Heric, Robert John — Private. Born 5th April, 1896, at
St. Clements, Ontario, Canada. Father, Victor Heric, Merchant.
Educated at St. Clements School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 16th October, 1911. Enlisted, 1st March, 1918, from
Lindsay branch, in 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment,
Kingston, with the rank of Private. Service: Infantry training
in Canada. Demobilized, 23rd December, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 5th March, 1919.

Herne, Leslie Colrick — Lieutenant. Born 12th March,
1898, in Glamorganshire, Wales. Father, Edmund Herne,
Barrister. Educated at Wycliffe College, Gloucestershire, Eng-
land. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th June, 1913. Enlisted,
15th May, 1915, from East Vancouver branch, in 47th (New West-
minster) Battahon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 7th
(British Columbia) Battalion, in France, in 1915; Royal Flying
Corps, 1917. Subsequently promoted Lieutenant. Service: In
action in France in 1915. Wounded (severely) — shot through
the thigh — at Passchendaele.

Heron, Verden Ewart — Flight Cadet. Born 17th January,
1895, at Moorfield, Ontario, Canada. Father, T. W. Heron, Civil
Service, Ontario Government. Educated at Harbord Collegiate
Institute, Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th Septem-
ber, 1911. Enlisted, 25th March, 1918, from Bloor & Yonge,
Toronto, branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Service: Trained for Pilot's Certificate in the Royal Air Force in
Canada. Demobilized, 2nd December, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 16th December, 1918.

Heroux, Joseph Arthur — FUght Cadet. Born 21st June,
1893, at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Father, J. U. Heroux,



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Builder (retired). Educated at Preliminary School, Sherbrooke,
and St. Charles College, Sherbrooke. Entered the service of the
Bank, 24th April, 1912. Enlisted, 15th April, 1918, from St.
Johns, Quebec, branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Service: Trained in Mohawk Aviation Camp for Pilot's
Certificate in the Royal Air Force. Demobilized. 17th December,
1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th January, 1919.

Hess, Cleveland — Second Lieutenant. Born 25th January,
1890, at Gladwin, Michigan, U.S.A. Father, B. Hess, Farmer.
Educated at Paris, Ontario, High School. Entered the service of
the Bank, 30th August, 1909. Enlisted, 3rd January, 1918, from
Toronto branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted
Second Lieutenant, 30th August, 1918. Service: Employed
as Instructor, School of Aerial Fighting, Beamsville,
Ontario. Demobilized, 15th March, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 3rd January, 1919.

Heston, Alexander Wiley — Corporal. Born 9th June, 1896,
at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Father, George L. Heston, Rail-
way Engineer (deceased). Educated at Grammar School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th June, 1911. Enlisted, March, 1917,
from Portland branch, in Company "B," 162nd United States
Infantry, with the rank of Corporal. Transferred to Company
"E," 104th United States Infantry, 25th May, 1918. Promoted
Corporal, April, 1917. Principal actions: The Aisne-Marne
Drive, July, 1918; St. Mihiel SaUent Drive, September, 1918;
Meuse-Argonne, October-November, 1918. Demobilized 21st
April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st May, 1919.

Hewat, Andrew Rutherford — Gunner. Born 15th Sep-
tember, 1892, at Rockwood, Ontario, Canada. Father, T. J.
Hewat, Carpenter (deceased). Educated at Georgetown High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd June, 1909.
Enhsted, 15th March, 1916, from Winnipeg branch, in 60th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Principal actions: Hill 70, Lens, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai,
Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. With Army of Occupation at Cologne.
Demobilized, 18th August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
15th October, 1919. 235.

Heyland, Alfred Thomas — Private. Born 26th July, 1895,
at Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Arthur Rowley
Heyland, Mining Engineer. Educated at Victoria High School.



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Entered the service of the Bank, 7th December, 1914. Enhsted,
26th January, 1918 (previously rejected on medical grounds), from
Greenwood branch, and subsequently joined the 31st Canadian
Battalion, in France, with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal,
14th February, 1918. (Reverted to the rank of Private on reaching
England.) Principal action: Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, 1st
June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th June, 1919.

Hicks, Ralph Stanley — Lieutenant. Born 17th June, 1891'
at Bayside, Ontario, Canada. Father, C. S. Hicks, Grocer-
Educated at Albert College, Belleville, Ontario. Entered the
service of the Bank, 28th June, 1909. Enhsted, 1st February, 1915,
from Gleichen branch, in 13th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Canadian Regiment and
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Depot, June, 1916;
8th Canadian Machine Gun Company, October, 1916; 3rd
Canadian Machine Gun Battalion, September, 1918. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, February, 1915; Corporal, March, 1915; Sergeant,
May, 1915; Lieutenant, March, 1916. Principal actions: Somme,
1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; later operations from Valenciennes to
Mons, 1918. Demobihzed, March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 23rd April, 1919. 189.

Hicks-Ltne, Richard Temple Eales — Captain, M.C. Born
7th July, 1892, at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Father,
James Phihp Hicks-Lyne, East India Merchant (deceased).
Educated at Merchant Taylor's School, England. Entered the
service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enlisted, 10th January,

1916, from Yonge & College, Toronto, branch, in 166th Queen's
Own Rifles Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred
to 12th Reserve Battalion, 1st January, 1917; 75th Canadian
Battalion, 26th August, 1917. Promoted Captain, April, 1916.
Reverted to Lieutenant in order to proceed to France, 25th August,

1917. Promoted Captain, 23rd December, 1918. Principal
actions: Passchendaele, 1917, and continuous trench warfare ter-
minating in the British Offensive on 8th August, 1918; Amiens,
Bourlon Wood, Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
during the operations in and around Bourlon Wood
and north of Cambrai, September 27th-30th, 1918.
Throughout the whole operation, while in command
of his company, he displayed marked courage and



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initiative in handling his men. During the operation
north of Cambrai, on September 30th, he personally
led his company in the attack until severely wounded.
His fine example and leadership were largely respon-
sible for the good work done by his company in push-
ing on to their objective."

(Supplement to the London Gazette, 30th July, 1919.)
Machine-gun bullet wound in the back, and shrapnel wound in the
left forearm, 30th September, 1918. Demobilized, 9th June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st July, 1919. Retired 27th
February, 1920, to accept a position with The Robert Simpson
Company Limited.

HiGGiNs, John Ruddle — Sergeant. Born 9th August, 1891,
at Syracuse, New York, U.S.A. Father, James W. Higgins, Ofiice
of Lehigh Valley Coal Company. Educated at Kingston Public
and High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 4th March,
1912. Enlisted, 17th April, 1918, from Kingston branch, in 73rd
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Reserve Depot, Canadian Field Artillery.
Promoted Corporal, May, 1918; Sergeant, September, 1918.
Trained at Petawawa Camp, 1918. Demobilized, 19th December,

1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 20th September, 1918.

HiGGS, James Archibald Doyle — Lieutenant. Born 26th
February, 1892, in the Bahamas, British West Indies. Father, James
Higgs, Shipowner. Educated at Upper Canada College. Entered
the service of the Bank, 21st January, 1913. Enlisted, February,
1916, from South Porcupine branch, in 122nd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Canadian Forestry
Corps, June, 1917. Service: Forestry work in the Vosges
Mountains, near Nancy. Demobilized, March, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 20th March, 1919. Retired 12th May,

1919. Reinstated, 28th July, 1919.

HiGHMOOR, Walter Harrison — Gunner. Born 16th April,
1891, at Driffield, England. Father, Walter Highmoor, Com-
mission Agent. Educated at Bridhngton Grammar School,
England, and Queen's University, Kingston (Fellows' Course
C.B.A.). Entered the service of the Bank, 26th October, 1910.
Enlisted, 11th November, 1917, from Superintendent's Department,
Winnipeg, in Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to 1st Canadian Siege Battery, July, 1918.
Promoted Bombardier, December, 1917; Sergeant, January, 1918.



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Reverted to permanent grade of Gunner to proceed to France.
Principal actions: Lens Front, July, 1918; Cambrai to Mons, 1918.
Demobilized, May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th
July, 1919.

Note: Mr. Highmoor obtained a Commission in the 38th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery Active Mihtia, receiving a Lieu-
tenant's Certificate in March, 1917. Owing to the delay in getting
the appointment confirmed for Overseas, he resigned his Commis-
sion on the date of enhstment.

Hill, Arthur — Signaller. Born 22nd January, 1896, at
Greyabbey, Ireland. Father, Marshall Hill, Principal, Senior
School, Greyabbey. Educated at Greyabbey Senior School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 14th March, 1913. Enlisted,
16th August, 1914, from Kelowna branch, in 2nd Canadian Mounted
Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 102nd Canadian
Battalion, February, 1915; 225th Canadian Battalion, September,
1916; 47th Canadian BattaHon, France, September, 1917. Prin-
cipal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918.

Hill, Hedlet Victor Baron — Major, O.B.E. Born 2nd
April, 1887, at London, England. Father, Edwin A. B. Hill
(retired). Educated at Grammar School, Streatham, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 7th September, 1905. Enlisted,
August, 1914, from Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, branch, where he was
Manager, in Fort Garry Horse, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse, September, 1914; Headquarters
4th Canadian Division, as Field Cashier, October, 1918. Promoted
Lieutenant, Fall, 1916; Captain, Fall, 1917; Major, Fall, 1918.
Principal actions: Guyencourt, Masnieres (Cambrai), August,
1918, and Trench Warfare. Employed at various times as Intelli-
gence Officer, Liaison Officer, Paymaster and Claims Officer.
Appointed
An Officer of the Order of the British Empire
(1st January, 1919).
Demobilized, 7th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
22nd July, 1919.

Hill, Herbert Ernest — Sergeant. Born 8th November,
1896, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, H. E. Hill, Clerk.
Educated at Riverdale High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 18th July, 1910. EnHsted, 11th January, 1916, from
Toronto branch, in 166th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
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January, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal a few days after enlist-
ment, but reverted to go to France. Promoted Sergeant, Sept-
ember, 1918. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918. Demobilized, 3rd April, 1919.

Hill, John Ceichton — Signaller. Born 15th February, 1896,
at Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada. Father, W. M. Hill, Life Insur-
ance Agent. Educated at Winchester Public School, and Jarvis
Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th Sep-
tember, 1915. Enlisted, 1st April, 1916, from Gerrard & Pape,
Toronto, branch, in 201st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 198th Canadian Battalion, September,
1916; 19th Canadian Battalion, February, 1918. Principal actions:
Arras, March-June, 1918; Amiens, Arras, August, 1918; Mons,
November, 1918. To Germany with Army of Occupation.
Gassed, at Arras, 28th August, 1918. Demobilized, 26th May,
1919.

Hill, Nelson Murray — Private. Born 9th October, 1894, at
Crediton, Ontario, Canada. Father, James N. Hill (retired).
Educated at Exeter Public School and High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 24th June, 1912. Enlisted, 1st May, 1918,
from Windsor, Ontario, branch, in 1st Canadian Tank Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Service: Tank training in Canada and
England. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd August, 1919.

Hill, William— Driver, M.M. Born 13th June, 1892, at
Islay, Scotland. Father, Thomas Hill, Head Gardener. Entered
the service of the Bank, 29th September, 1913. Enhsted, 22nd
September, 1914, from Bengough branch, in 3rd Field Artillery
Brigade, with the rank of Driver. Transferred to 4th Divisional
Signal Company, 2nd July, 1917.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field.

Demobilized, 9th January, 1919.

^Hillary, Robert Stuart — Signaller. Born 14th June, 1896,
at Aurora, Ontario, Canada. Father, Lieutenant-Colonel R. M.
Hillary, Physician and Surgeon, late of Canadian Army Medical
Corps, C.E.F. Educated at Aurora Public and High Schools,
Newmarket High School, and Toronto Technical School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 25th June, 1913; retired, 6th September,
1913; returned to the Bank, 21st June, 1915. Enlisted, 14th June,



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1916, from Toronto branch, in "C" Battery, Royal Canadian
Horse Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Field Artillery, September, 1916; 1st Divisional Ammunition
Column, January, 1917; 5th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, as
Signaller, January, 1917. Principal action: Vimy Ridge, April,
1917.

While on duty at a Forward Observation Post, severely
wounded by shrapnel, -Ith April, 1917, and conveyed to No. 42
Casualty Clearing Station, Aubigny, where he died the same day.
Buried in the Military Cemetery at Aubigny on Good Friday,
6th April, 1917.

HiLLiARD, Robert — Signaller, M.M. Born 8th March, 1896,
at V\''estport, County Mayo, Ireland. Father, Robert William
HiUiard, Commercial Agent. Educated at Presentation College,
Cork, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September,
1913. Enlisted, 19th August, 1915, from Toronto branch, in 3rd
Divisional Cyclist Company, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 14th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, August, 1916;
19th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, March, 1917. Service and
principal actions: Ypres salient, March to September, 1916;
Somme, 1916; Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

In maintaining communications

At the Drocourt-Queant Sector of the Hindenburg Line

2nd September. 1918.

Shrapnel wound in the face, 24th February, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 16th June, 1919. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 28th February, 1920.

HiLLMAN, Albert Donald — Private. Born 26th May, 1895,
at Curran, Ontario, Canada. Father, A. Hillman, Merchant.
Educated at St. Jerome and Acton Vale Schools. Entered the
service of the Bank, 3rd April, 1912. Enlisted, 22nd May, 1918,
from Campbellton branch, in 2/2nd Quebec Regiment, with the
rank of Private. Service: Employed in Paymaster's Office.
Demobilized, 15th October, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 8th December, 1918.



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HiLLTARD, Hugh Bertie Lancelot Alice — Lieutenant.
Born 2nd March, 1895, at Passage West, County Cork, Ireland.