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Father, Henry James Hillyard, Chaplain to the British Legation,
Bangkok, Siam. Educated at Cork Grammar School and King's
Hospital College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th
November, 1912. Left Rivers branch 10th August, 1914, to return
to England to take up military duty. Enlisted, 20th October,
1914, in 1st Battalion, The Buffs, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 3rd Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment. Pro-
moted Lance-Corporal, 4th November, 1914; Second Lieutenant,
27th June, 1917; Lieutenant, 30th December, 1918. Service and
principal actions: Armentieres, March, 1915; Ypres, June, 1915;
Somme, November, 1917; Railway Front, North Russia, August,
1919. Employed at various times as Officer in charge of Communi-
cations; Conveying Officer to General Haller, Commander of the
Polish Army; and General Headquarters Cypher Officer at
Murmansk (Northern Russia). Wounded through the left knee
cap, 26th January, 1915; wounded, 16th November, 1917;
wounded in the back, in North Russia, August, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 30th July, 1920.

Hilton, Arthur Douglas Carr — Gunner. Born 1st Nov-
ember, 1896, at Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A. Father, Ernest
William Carr Hilton, Manager (Duncan branch), The Canadian
Bank of Commerce (retired). Educated at Victoria and Van-
couver Public Schools, and private school, Duncan. Entered the
service of the Bank, 13th October, 1913. Enlisted, 14th May, 1917,
from Courtenay branch, in 5th Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve
Artillery, 15th December, 1917; 3rd Canadian Siege Battery, 28th
May, 1918; 11th Canadian Siege Battery, 10th December, 1918.
Principal actions: Arras, Drocourt-Queant, Bourlon Wood, Cam-
brai. Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. DemobiUzed,
15th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd July, 1919.

■fHoAD, William Ernest — Gunner. Born 20th November,
1888, in Barbados, British West Indies. Father, George Hoad,
Clerk. Educated at Clitheroe Grammar School, Lancashire,
England, and Harrison College, Barbados. Entered the service of
the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank.
Enlisted, 1st September, 1915, from Montreal branch, in 35th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Attached to 3rd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, in
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Mortar Group. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge,
Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, 1918.

Killed in Action, 30th March, 1918.

+HoARE, JocELYN Theodore — Lieutenant. Born 17th July,
1894, at Lincoln, England. Father, Thomas J. Hoare, Professor
of Singing. Educated at St. Pauls, Hammersmith, England (two
Classical Scholarships at St. Catherines, Cambridge). Entered the
service of the Bank, 2nd September, 1913. Enlisted, October, 1914,
from Biggar branch, in 22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 32nd Canadian Battalion.

Died on Active Service, of pneumonia, at the King George
Hospital, Winnipeg, 24th January, 1915.

+HoDGE, Stanley — Private. Born 11th March, 1897, at
Cambridge, England. Father, George Hodge, Farmer. Educated
at British School, Saffron Walden, Essex, England. Entered the
service of the Bank, 11th September, 1911. EnHsted, November,
1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 90th (Winnipeg Rifles) Battahon
(Little Black Devils), with the rank of Private. Transferred to
1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, 22nd May, 1916. Service: On
active service in France with his Battahon and as a machine
gunner. Gassed, 1st November, 1917.

Killed in Action, 14th September, 1918.

Hogg, Richard John Jefferson — Lieutenant, M.C. Born
16th May, 1893, at London, England. Father, J. E. Jefferson
Hogg, Barrister-at-Law. Educated at Winchester School, and
Magdalen College, Oxford. Enter -d the service of the Bank, 17th
September, 1913. Left Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, branch, to
take up military duty, 20th May, 1915. EnHsted, July, 1915, in
Inns of Court, Officers' Training Corps, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 2/5th East Surrey Regiment, 15th October, 1915;
Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, and later attached to Tank
Corps. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 15th October, 1915; Lieu-
tenant, 1st July, 1917. Principal actions: Amiens, 8th August,
1918, and subsequent actions.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry when in charge of a
supply tank. In thick mist, and under heavy fire
at point blank range, he successfully took his Tank
to its destination, and dumped the load. He then
reported to headquarters of the attacking battalion.



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He showed great courage and devotion to duty, and
rendered most valuable service."

(London Gazette, 13th October, 1918.)
Shell wound in the right foot, 23rd August, 1918. DemobiHzed,
5th January, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Temporary Civil
Servant, February, 1919.

Holder, John Whelpley — Gunner. Born 26th February,
1900, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Robert Clyde
Holder, Commercial Traveller. Educated at St. John High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st December, 1915. Enlisted,
8th October, 1917, from St. John, N.B., branch, in 9th Battery,
Canadian Siege Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to Canadian Reserve Artillery, 1st February, 1918; 10th Battery,
Canadian Siege Artillery, 1st October, 1918. Principal actions:
Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 10th May, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 27th May, 1919.

HoLDSwoRTH, MiLFRED Valentine — Gunncr. Born 25th
April, 1888, at Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Father, Nelson P.
Holdsworth, Farmer. Educated at Vandecar Public School and
Woodstock Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
11th November, 1907. Enlisted, 5th September, 1916, from Head
Office, Toronto, in 67th (University) Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 1st Reserve
Battery, Shorncliffe, 30th November, 1916; 3rd Canadian Divis-
ional Ammunition Column, France, 7th March, 1917. Principal
actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens,
Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 30th
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st May, 1919.
199.

^Holland, George Kilvert — Lieutenant. Born 13th Dec-
ember, 1892, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, George
Alexander Holland, Manager, The Canadian Bank of Commerce,
Woodstock. Educated at Highfield School, Hamilton, and The
University Schools, Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank,
2nd October, 1911. Enlisted, May, 1915, from Market, Toronto,
branch, in 83rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to 74th Canadian Battalion, as Bombing Officer; 12th
Reserve Battalion, as Musketry Officer; 3rd Canadian Battalion,
in France. Service in France, from 23rd May, 1917, until 6th
November, 1917.

Mentioned in Despatches

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.



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Killed in Action, at Fasschendaele, 6th November, 1917.
Buried at Vlamertinghe Cemetery, Flanders.

Note: While leading his men after gaining their objective.
Lieutenant Holland was shot down from the side by a German
soldier while his attention was occupied by a German medical
corps man coming towards him to surrender. His men were so
infuriated that they instantly despatched the soldier responsible
for his death. 176.

Holmes, John Elwood — Corporal. Born 4th August, 1897,
at Goderich, Ontario, Canada. Father, Dudley Holmes, Barrister.
Educated at Wingham Public and High Schools. Entered the
service of the Bank, 20th January, 1913. Enlisted, 16th January,
1916, from Toronto branch, in 161st Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 18th Canadian Battalion, 28th
February, 1918. Promoted Corporal, April, 1916; Sergeant, July,
1916, reverting to Corporal in order to proceed Overseas. Principal
actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Wounded (gun shot), in
the face, 4th April, 1918; in the right shoulder, 11th October, 1918.
Demobilized, 27th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
3rd May, 1919.

Holmes, Ronald Joseph — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 24th
February, 1889, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Father,
James Holmes (deceased). Educated at St. John High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st June, 1903. Enlisted,
August, 1916, from Milestone branch, where he was Manager, in
210th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to 46th (Saskatchewan) BattaUon, 1st November, 1917.
Principal actions: Amiens, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
"He displayed great bravery in leading his platoon
in the advance, and fine initiative in bringing them
forward to the front of the attack when the troops
that were intended for the first wave became involved
in heavy fighting on the flanks. His readiness to do
this work proved of great value in maintaining a well
connected front. On arrival at the objective he
quickly carried out his consolidation under very
active machine-gun fire. This work was no sooner
done than he received orders to take over the com-
mand of "B" Company which had lost all its officers



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and all but twenty-four of its men, and was respon-
sible for a difficult front of five hundred yards. He
took over these duties with energy and quick appreci-
ation of the situation. By skilful disposition of his
men he made that front secure. Throughout the day
he continued to display the same fine courage and
disregard of danger, and inflicted many casualties on
the enemy by well-placed snipers and Lewis guns."
{London Gazette.)
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd September, 1919.
251, 296, 303.

Holmes, Stanley Feed — Captain. Born 5th December,
1891, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, S. M. Holmes (deceased).
Educated at Charterhouse School, and Trinity College, Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd July, 1907. Enlisted,
February, 1916, from Regina branch (previously rejected for
active service owing to the loss of three fingers, and weak left arm),
and ranked as Lieutenant in the Russian Red Cross from Septem-
ber, 1916, to December, 1918. Promoted Captain, Administration
Staff, British Red Cross, in Italy, January, 1918. Service: Red
Cross work with Roumanian-Serbian Army in the Dobrudja; with
the Russian Army in the Carpathians, and later in the Caucasus;
in Petrograd during the Revolution in December, 1918.
Awarded
The Russian Order of St. Stanislaus (Second Class)
(May, 1916)
for
Transporting Medical Supplies and
Rescuing wounded under heavy shell-fire.
The Roumanian Medal
for
Merit.
The Italian Croce di Guerha
(October, 1918)
for
Red Cross work under shell-fire.
The Italian Red Cross Medal (Bronze)
for
Special Services to the Italian Red Cross.

Also awarded
A Decoration by the Serbian Government.
Slight wounds in the legs and hand, received at Tchernavoda on
the Danube, October, 1916.



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Holmes, William Frier — Lance-Corporal. Born 26th
March, 1895, at Tain, Scotland. Father, William Graham Holmes,
Seed Merchant. Educated at Tain Public School and Tain Royal
Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th December, 1913.
Enlisted, 9th November, 1914, from Bengough branch, in 32nd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th
Canadian BattaHon, June, 1915; Canadian Army Pay Corps,
March, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, March, 1917. Service
and principal actions: Messines, June, 1915, to March, 1916;
Trenches at Ypres, March, 1916, to May, 1916. Employed as
Pay Clerk, London, England, from March, 1917. Wounded
(shrapnel), in the left upper arm and shoulder, Ypres, May, 1916.
Invalided to England, July, 1916.

Holmes, William Parker — Lieutenant. Born 11th June,
1894. Father, F. D. Holmes, M.D. (deceased). Entered the
service of the Bank, 17th November, 1911. Left White Horse
branch, to return to London, England, to undertake military duty,
3rd January, 1916. Enhsted in 17th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles,
with the rank of Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant and Lieu-
tenant.

Holt, Jeffert — Gunner. Born 2nd November, 1890, at
Canton, Missouri, U.S.A. Father, William Cheney Holt, Loco-
motive Fireman, Grand Trunk Railway. Educated at Bishop's
College School, Louisville. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 24th
December, 1917, from Toronto branch, with the rank of Gunner.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th September, 1919.

HoNETMAN, Howard R. — Sergeant. Born 29th February,
1896, at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Father, James A. Honey-
man, Drill Tester. Educated at Sherbrooke High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern
Townships Bank. Enlisted, June, 1915, from Waterville branch,
in 8th Regiment, Royal Rifles, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 35th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, September, 1915.
Promoted Bombardier, September, 1915; Corporal, June, 1916;
Sergeant, September, 1917. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme,
1916; Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917. Gassed, 10th March,
1918. DemobiUzed, 30th January, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 18th March, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank on account of ill-health, 6th October, 1919.

Hood, Arthur Maberlt— Private. Born 31st March, 1897,
at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, WiUiam K. Hood,



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Farmer. Educated at Shelburne High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 27th July, 1912. Enlisted, 10th April, 1918, from
Souris branch, in 8th Battery, Canadian Siege Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Ordnance Corps, 1st
December, 1918. Service: Employed on Clerical StaflF of Canadian
Ordnance Corps. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

Hood, George Arthur — Lieutenant. Born 9th May, 1894,
at Enniskillen, Ireland. Father, R. S. Hood, Merchant. Educated
at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Ireland. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd February, 1914. Enlisted, 1st September, 1915,
from East Vancouver branch, in 121st Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to British Columbia Reserve,
February, 1917; Royal Flying Corps, June, 1917; Royal Air Force,
April, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 16th March, 1916; Sergeant,
1st October, 1916; Second Lieutenant, 15th September, 1917;
Lieutenant, 1st April, 1918. Service: Instructing in Flying in
England; employed in the Scilly Isles on aerial escort duty and
submarine hunting. Demobilized, 14th February, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 16th July, 1919.

HooLE, John Raymond — Private. Born 18th September,
1890. Father, G. E. Hoole, Musician. Entered the service of the
Bank, 16th July, 1915. Enlisted, September, 1915, from Regina
branch, with the rank of Private.

+HOPE, Donald Beresford — Driver. Born 6th July, 1896,
at London, Ontario, Canada. Father, Frederic Beresford Hope,
Merchant (deceased). Educated at Humberside Collegiate Insti-
tute, Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st April, 1912.
Enhsted, 1st October, 1916, from Vancouver branch, in 68th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Driver.
Transferred to 18th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery in France.
Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, 1917. Gassed three times;
wounded shghtly in the arm, 10th May, 1917.

Killed in Action (shrapnel wounds in the head), 13th August,
1917.

Hope, Miss Helen Christine — V.A.D. Born at Bradford,
England. Father, T. C. Hope, Architect and Surveyor. Educated
at Victoria College, Manchester, England. Entered the service
of the Bank, 27th December, 1912. Enlisted, 3rd July, 1918, from
Vancouver branch, as a V.A.D. in St. John's Ambulance Brigade.
Service: Six months as an Ambulance Driver with the American
Forces in England; six months as a V.A.D., nursing at Beckett's



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Park Hospital, Leeds, England. Returned to duty with the Bank,
28th July, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 17th Sep-
tember, 1920, to be married.

Hopkins, Sidney John — Private. Born 21st January, 1867
at Wilton, England. Father, James Hopkins, Master Butcher.
Educated at Wilton Grammar School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st October, 1907. Enlisted, February, 1916, from Rcgina
branch, in 195th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, December, 1916.
Service: On Headquarters Staff in France for nine months.
Demobilized, November, 1917, on account of being over age.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th December, 1917.

HoPKiNSON, Walter Douglas — Lieutenant. Born 28th Nov-
ember, 1890, at Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Father, Walter
Wray Hopkinson (retired). Educated at Doncaster Grammar
School, and King's College, London University. Entered the
service of the Bank, 3rd March, 1911. Enlisted, 7th August, 1914,
from London, England, branch, in 1st Battalion, Honourable
Artillery Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Royal Field Artillery, with the rank of Second Lieutenant, 22nd
July, 1915. Promoted Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Service and
principal actions: Expedition to Chakdara, North West Frontier,
India, against rebellious tribesmen, 1915; operations against Kut-
el-Amara, Mesopotamia, 1916; Battle of Lys, France, 1918; also
served as Liaison Officer, with the Portuguese Artillery. Invalided
from Mesopotamia, December, 1916. Demobilized, 9th February,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th February, 1919.
68, 331.

Hornby, Alfred — Private. Born 11th April, 1885, at
Skipsea, Yorkshire, England. Father, John Thomas Hornby
(deceased). Educated at National School, Skipsea. Entered the
service of the Bank, 31st March, 1913. Enlisted, August, 1914,
from Winnipeg branch, in Coldstream Guards, with the rank of
Private. Service: Joined regiment between Marne and Aisne;
fought on the Aisne and at First Battle of Ypres, (1914 Star) until
December, 1914. Invalided with "trench feet" and neuritis,
December, 1914. Demobilized, 18th September, 1915, on account
of being medically unfit for further military service. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 15th November, 1915.

Note: Private Hornby was an Imperial Reservist and was
called to the Colours immediately war broke out, being one of the



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first men from Canada to reach the Front. He left the service of
the Bank on 17th August, 1914, and was in the firing line on 16th
September, 1914, barely a month later.

HoKNE, Gilbert Charles — Lieutenant. Born 5th June,
1897, at Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Gilbert Henry
Home (deceased), late Manager The Canadian Bank of Com-
merce, Elgin, Ont. Educated at Stratford Public and High
Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st October, 1913.
EnHsted, 7th December, 1916, from Stratford branch, in 153rd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Sergeant. Transferred
to 230th Canadian Battalion; Forestry Depot, Toronto; Forestry
Depot, Sunningdale; 69th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps.
Promoted Lieutenant, 12th March, 1917. Service: With 69th
Company, Canadian Forestry Corps in Vosges Mountains, French
Front. DemobiHzed, 21st March, 1919.

HoRNiBROOK, Francis Belesaigne — Gunner. Born 3rd
August, 1894, at Cork, Ireland. Father, John Thomas Hornibrook
(deceased). Educated at King's College, Dublin. Entered the
service of the Bank, 31st March, 1911. Enlisted, 9th November,
1917, from Cranbrook branch, in Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Principal actions: With the 1st Battery, Can-
adian Field Artillery at Amiens, Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, 9th
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

HoRSPOOL, George Frederick — Sergeant. Born 10th Sep-
tember, 1894, at Dudley, Worcestershire, England. Father,
George Horspool (deceased). Educated at St. Mark's College,
London, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th Nov-
ember, 1912. Enlisted, 11th May, 1915, from Cranbrook branch,
in 54th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 2nd Canadian Battalion, 19th June, 1916; Canadian Casualty
Assembly Centre, 7th October, 1916; 16th Reserve Battalion,
22nd June, 1917; 1st Reserve Battalion, 15th February, 1918.
Promoted Corporal, 20th July, 1915; Sergeant, 1st November,
1915. Service and principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916;
subsequently employed as Physical Training and Bayonet Fighting
Instructor. Gun shot wound in the left arm, 24th July, 1916;
in the scalp, 27th September, 1916. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 25th July, 1919.

HouLE, William Emile — Corporal. Born 18th August, 1894,
at St. Ferdinand d'Hahfax, Quebec, Canada. Father, Antoine
Houle, Farmer, Educated at St. Joseph's College. Entered the



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service of the Bank, 4th July, 1912. Enlisted, 10th May, 1918,
from Bedford branch, in 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Quebec Regiment,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to -Ith Battalion, Canadian
Garrison Regiment. Promoted Corporal, October, 1918. Service:
UiJce work in Canada. Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th
August, 1919.

Houston, Arthur Stewart — Lance-Corporal. Born 6th
September, 1878, at Waterdown, Ontario, Canada. Father,
Rev. Stewart Houston, M.A., late Dean of Niagara. Educated at
Niagara Falls Public School and Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 15th June, 1897. Enlisted, 22nd August, 1914,
from Bloor & Dufferin, Toronto, branch, where he was Manager,
in 3rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Sergeant. Transferred
to 12th Reserve Battalion, 30th November, 1916; Canadian Army
Pay Corps, 7th June, 1918. Reverted voluntarily to Private to
join the Pay Corps, June, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal.
Principal actions: Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy (as Orderly Room
Sergeant), 1915; Somme (as Quartermaster's Assistant), 1916.
Wounded sHghtly (shell) in the head, 23rd April, 1915. Demob-
ilized, 23rd April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 13th
May, 1919.

Houston, Robert — Captain. Born 7th February, 1887.
Father, Colin Houston, Tailor and Clothier (deceased). Entered
the service of the Bank, 10th May, 1912. Enhsted, October, 1914,
from Winnipeg branch. Subsequent occupation: Received an
appointment as Captain in the Royal Engineers (Indian Army),
and when last heard from was serving in India with that Corps.
76.

+HuEHN, Ira Harry — Private. Born 10th June, 1895, at Tor-
onto, Ontario, Canada. Father,Henry E.Huehn, Moulder (deceased).
Educated at Gladstone Avenue Public School, and Parkdale Col-
legiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th January,
1913. Enhsted, 17th August, 1915, from Market, Toronto, branch,
in 3rd University Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry, with the rank of Private. Service: On active service in
France from December, 1915, including Zillebeke; Sanctuary
Wood, 1916. Slightly gassed, March, 1916.

Killed in Action, 4th June, 1916.

Huff, Herbert Hiram — Private. Born 23rd August, 1898.
Father, Adam S. Huff, Foreman at Clare Bros., Preston, Ontario.
Entered the service of the Bank, 4th March, 1918. Enhsted, July,
1918, from Sarnia branch, with the rank of Private.



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Hughes, James Henky Crossett — Gunner. Born 13th
January, 1895, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, James S. Hughes
(retired). Educated at All Saints School, Belfast. Entered the
service of the Bank, 20th July, 1912. Enlisted, 19th November,
1917, from Grand Forks branch, in 5th Royal Canadian Garrison
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve
Artillery, England, 6th February, 1918; 5th Canadian Divisional
Ammunition Column, France, 2nd April, 1918; 5th Canadian
Trench Mortar Battery, June, 1918; 53rd Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, 14th November, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens,
Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 31st July, 1919.

Hughes, Roland Price — Lieutenant. Born 11th October,
1888. Father, W. O. Hughes, Bank Manager. Entered the service
of the Bank, 9th September, 1912. Enlisted., December, 1914,
from Edmonton branch.

Hughes, Vernon — Gunner. Born 7th April, 1894, at Van-
couver, British Columbia, Canada. Father, William Booth
Hughes, Printer. Educated at Vancouver Public Schools and
Vancouver High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th
December, 1915. Enlisted, 31st January, 1918, from White Horse
branch, in No. 5 Company, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve
Artillery, Witley, Surrey, April, 1918. Principal actions: Cambrai,