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Mons, 1918. DemobiUzed, April, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 7th June, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
31st December, 1919, to accept a position with a firm in the Powell
River district.

Hunt, Basil Cecil Sydney — Private. Born 26th August,
1894, at Beachville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Edward S. Hunt,
Retired. Educated at Woodstock Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd January, 1912. Enlisted,
14th February, 1916, from Champion branch, in 168th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Reserve
Battalion, November, 1916; 18th Canadian BattaUon, in France,
August, 1917. Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized,
24th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th June, 1919.

Hunt, Hugh Michael — Chief Artificer Engineer. Born 3rd
March, 1882, at Carstairs, Scotland. Father, John Hunt, Land
Steward. Educated at Carstairs and Motherwell Secondary



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Schools, and Sothern's Marine Engineering College. Entered the
service of the Bank, 4th November, 1912. Enlisted, 28th August,

1917. from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in Royal
Canadian Navy, with the rank of Chief Artificer Engineer. Service :
Minesweeping on the Canadian (Atlantic) Coast for thirteen
months. Demobilized, 15th December, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 23rd December, 1918.

Hunt, Harold Samuel — Sapper. Born 6th May, 1895, at
Marbleton, Quebec, Canada. Father, G. P. Hunt, Farmer.
Entered the service of the Bank, 30th April, 1913. Enlisted, 6th
February, 1918, from Compton branch, in 1st Depot Battalion,
2nd Quebec Regiment, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Canadian Railway Troops, 25th March, 1918. Demobilized, 11th
April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st December, 1919.

Hunter, David Robert — Gunner. Born 19th November,
1892, at Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Father, Alexander
B. Hunter, Schoolmaster. Educated at Milne's Institution,
Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank,
5th July, 1912. Enlisted, 3rd September, 1917, from Cumberland
branch, in Canadian Army Medical Corps, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 5th Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery, 19th May,

1918. Service: Trained in Canada. Demobilized, 31st January,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th January, 1919.

Hunter, James — Sergeant. Born 20th December, 1895, at
Letterkenny, Ireland. Father, John Hunter, Farmer. Educated
at St. Eunan's College. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th
March, 1913. Enlisted, 28th June, 1915, from Penticton branch,
in 54th (Kootenay) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Canadian School of Musketry, January, 1918. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, November, 1916; Corporal, January, 1917;
Sergeant, April, 1917. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy,
1917. Gun shot wound in the right arm and legs, April, 1917.
Demobilized, 1st April, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Farming
in Ireland. 190.

Hunter, John Galbraith — Sergeant. Born 23rd February,
1892. Father, John Hunter, City Chambers, Edinburgh (deceased).
Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd August, 1911. Enlisted,
October, 1918, from San Francisco branch, in United States Ord-
nance Corps, with the rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th March, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 16th August, 1919. Subsequent occupa-
tion: Entered the employment of a theatrical syndicate.



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Hunter, Robert Hogg — Private. Born 13th November,
1892, at Maybole, Scotland. Father, Archibald Hunter. Educated
at Carrick Academy, Maybole. Entered the service of the Bank,
14th June, 1911. Enlisted, September, 1915, from Lethbridge
branch, in 13th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Royal Canadian Dragoons, July, 1916. Service
and principal actions : British Attack on Cambrai, 20th November,
1917; Counter-attack by Germans, 30th November, 1917 — south-
west of Cambrai; German Offensive, 21st March, 1918; Attack on
Le Cateau, October, 1918. Demobilized, 31st May, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 8th August, 1919. 308.

Hunter, Stanley John — Lieutenant. Born 9th September,
1894, at Wimbledon, Surrey, England. Father, John Hunter,
Miller and Grain Merchant. Educated at George Watson's
College, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh University. Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th July, 1912. Enlisted, 15th February, 1915,
from Crossfield branch, in Canadian Army Medical Corps, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, June,
1917. Promoted Corporal, March, 1916; Sergeant, April, 1917;
Second Lieutenant, 21st June 1917; Lieutenant, 1st April, 1918.
Service: In Bristol Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force, from
October, 1917, to April, 1918. Slight flesh wounds and "crash,"
March, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th August,
1919.

Note: We are informed that Lieutenant Hunter accounted
for five enemy machines during the German Advance in March,
1918.

Hunter, William Alfred Todd — Lieutenant. Born 8th
March, 1891, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, William Hunter, J.P.,
Director. Educated at Royal Academical Institution, Belfast,
and Queen's University, Belfast. Entered the service of the Bank,
7th December, 1910. Enlisted, 30th June, 1915, from Gilroy
branch, in 3rd University Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal
Irish Rifles, November, 1915; Royal Air Force, October, 1917.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, November, 1915; Lieutenant,
August, 1916. Principal actions: Thiepval, July, 1916; Messines,
June, 1917; Ypres, August, 1917, with 36th (Ulster) Division.
Demobilized, February, 1919.

HuRRELL, Ernest Gwtnne — FUght Cadet. Born 13th
January, 1900, at Maldon, Essex, England. Father, Ernest Auger



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Hurrell, Building Contractor. Educated at Carleton and South
Vancouver High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th
August, 1915. Enlisted, 13th September, 1918, from Oak Bay
Avenue, Victoria, branch, in Squadron No. 47, Royal Air Force,
with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Cadet Flying
School, Toronto. Service: Training in Toronto for three months
for pilot's certificate. Demobilized, 20th December, 1918. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 2nd January, 1919.

HuTCHESON, James Bell — Lieutenant. Born 4th October,
1889, at Dunoon, Scotland. Father, W. Hutcheson. Entered the
service of the Bank, 4th November, 1908. Enlisted, 4th March,
1916, from Kerrobert branch, in 210th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian Battalion, 8th
November, 1917. Demobilized, 17th November, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 5th January, 1920.

Hutchison, Robert — Second Lieutenant. Born 10th Feb-
ruary, 1892, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, James Hutchison
(deceased). Educated at Highlanders' Academy, Greenock, and
Skerry's College, Glasgow. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd
February, 1914. Enlisted, 8th March, 1916, from Kelvin Street,
Winnipeg, branch, in 190th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 9th Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow
Highlanders), 10th September, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, 20th
April, 1916; Company Sergeant-Major, 29th August, 1916;
Regimental Sergeant-Major, 19th November, 1916; Second Lieu-
tenant, 10th September, 1917. Principal action: The British
Advance of October-November, 1918. Demobilized, 18th August,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st August, 1919.

HuTsoN, Frederick Raymond — Captain. Born 22nd June,
1894. Father, Captain H. W. Hutson, Secretary to the Royal
Wimbledon Golf Club. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th
January, 1913. Enlisted, 4th August, 1914, from London, England,
branch, in 1st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, with the rank
of Lieutenant. Promoted Captain. Wounded, November, 1916,
and (severely), December, 1917.

Note: We record with regret that Captain Hutson's wounds
were of a very serious nature, and resulted in the loss of his right
arm and all four fingers of his left hand. 262.

Htdes, Andrew — Private. Born 20th March, 1889. Entered
the service of the Bank, 30th November, 1914. Enlisted, Septem-
ber, 1915, from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, with the
rank of Private.



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+IBBOTSON, Edwin — Second Lieutenant, M.C. Born 12th
November, 1896, at Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire, England.
Father, Henry Ibbotson, Accountant and Sharebroker. Educated
at Bickerton House School, Birkdale. Entered the service of the
Bank, 18th February, 1913. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Revel-
stoke branch, in 30th British Columbia Horse, with the rank of
Trooper. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 6th
November, 1914; Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, November,
1916. Promoted Second Lieutenant, November, 1916. Principal
actions: Ypres, Winter of 1915 and 1916 (as a bomber); Festubert,
January, 1917; Monchy-le-Preux, April, 1917.
Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
He led a raiding party against the enemy and in-
flicted many casualties. Later he assisted to rescue
several wounded men under very heavy fire."

{London Gazette.)
Killed in Action, 11th April, 1917.

"A very fine and gallant officer, beloved by all ranks, and had
he lived I would have recommended him for a bar to the Military
Cross. He met his death leading and cheering on his men in a
splendid manner. His death leaves a gap in this Battalion which
can never be adequately filled." — O.C. 10th Battalion, Loyal North
Lancashire Regiment.

Illingworth, Harold Edward — Captain. Born 2nd April,
1890, at Liverpool, England. Father, Frederick B. Illingworth,
Headmaster, Liverpool Institute for the Deaf. Educated at George
Watson's College, Edinburgh. Entered the service of the Bank,
1st May, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Winnipeg branch,
in 11th Canadian Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers), with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Headquarters, 2nd Canadian Division,
May, 1915; Headquarters, Canadian Corps, April, 1916; Canadian
Army Pay Corps, London, December, 1916; 18th Canadian
Reserve Battalion, November, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, Dec-
ember, 1914; Lieutenant, March, 1916; Captain, December, 1917.
Service and principal action : Somme, September, 1916; Paymaster
in France for a year; service in England for three years. Demob-
iUzed, 24th June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
7th July, 1919.

Inglis, Lewis Wright — Bombardier. Born 28th April, 1895,
at Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Father, WiUiam A. Inglis,



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Miller. Educated at Owen Sound Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1916. Enlisted 3rd February,

1917, from Collingwood branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Divisional Ammunition Column, 20th February, 1918; 1st
Canadian Trench Mortar Battery, 29th March, 1918; 1st Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, 8th December, 1918. Promoted Bom-
bardier, 22nd September 1918. Principal actions: Amiens,
Arras, Canal du Nord, Haynecourt, Somain, Hasnon, 1918.
DemobiUzed, 9th May, 1919.

•Mngmire, Gilbert Maynard — Assistant Paymaster, R.N.R.
Born 13th November, 1886, at London, England. Father, William
Holman Ingmire, Assistant Collector of Customs, Liverpool.
Educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Barnet, Herts.,
and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester,
Kent. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st January, 1908.
Enlisted, 26th August, 1914, from London, England, branch, in
Royal Naval Reserve, with the rank of Assistant Paymaster.
Transferred to H.M.S. "Sentinel," 31st August, 1914; H.M.S.
"Sunflower," 8th August, 1915; H.M.S. "Alert," 17th December,
1915; H.M.S. "Dalhousie," May, 1916. Service: With the
"Sentinel" and the "Sunflower" in Home Waters (defence of the
coasts of the United Kingdom); with the "Alert" and "Dalhousie"
in the Persian Gulf, where he was Victualling Paymaster in charge
of the provisioning of fifty vessels.

Died of paratyphoid, 7th August, 1916.

Note: The late Mr. Ingmire was one of four brothers on
active service. His elder brother is Lieutenant Commander
W. H. Ingmire, R.N. His twin brother, L. D. Ingmire, served
from 1914 throughout the war with the Royal Bucks Hussars.
His youngest brother. Lieutenant E. A. Ingmire, served with
the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, and was severely
wounded in the right arm. 103, 132.

Ingram, Aubrey Eric — Flight Cadet. Born 27th January,
1898, at Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. Father, Henry H. Ingram,
in the employment of the Government. Educated at Lindsay
PubUc School and Lindsay Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 21st November, 1917. Enlisted, 24th April,

1918, from Lindsay branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of
Flight Cadet. Service: Training with the Royal Air Force in
Canada. Demobilized, 7th December, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 16th December, 1918.



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Ingram, Alexander Rough — Staff Sergeant. Born 20th
December, 1888, at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Father,
William Ingram, Farm Steward. Educated at Port Elphinstone
Public School. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th September,
1912. Enlisted, 3rd June, 1915, from Toronto branch, in 35th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to No.
1 Detachment, Canadian Army Pay Corps, 17th February, 1916.
Promoted Staff Sergeant, 4th April, 1917. Service: Employed in
Clerical Work — Saskatchewan accounts. Demobilized, 19th July,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 28th July, 1919.

Inkster, Charles Lloyd — Corporal. Born 24th January,
1895, at Goderich, Ontario, Canada. Father, James S. Inkster,
Sailor. Educated at Goderich Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 29th September, 1912. Enlisted, 25th August,
1914, from North Winnipeg branch, in Fort Garry Horse, with the
rank of Trooper. Transferred to Royal Canadian Dragoons, 3rd
August, 1915. Promoted Corporal, 5th August, 1917. Principal
actions: Somme, 1916; Cambrai, 1917 and 1918. Wounded in the
leg, head and arm, and made prisoner of war, during the German
Advance, 29th March, 1918. Repatriated from Germany, 10th
December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 20th
September, 1919.

Innes, Murray Alexander — Flight Cadet. Born 22nd
March, 1898, at Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada. Father, Alexander
R. Innes, High School Teacher. Educated at North Toronto Col-
legiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th June, 1915.
Enlisted, 27th April, 1918, from St. Catharines branch, in Royal
Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Trained in
Canada for Pilot's Certificate in Royal Air Force. Demobilized,
4th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th Dec-
ember, 1918.

Ireland, Donald Creighton — Private. Born 2nd January,
1899, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, William F.
Ireland, Insurance Broker. Educated at Kelvin Technical High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 31st August, 1915.
Enlisted, 9th October, 1918, from Portage Avenue, Winnipeg,
branch, in 76th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Military District No. 10, Canadian Army
Service Corps, 2nd December, 1918. Service: On duty (Military
District No. 10) in Canada. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st
April, 1919.



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•Mrvine, William Peter — Private. Born 28th September,

1894, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, WiUiam Irvine,
Carpenter. Educated at Hillcrest PubHc School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th June, 1911. EnHsted, 18th November,
1915, from Head Office, Toronto, in 123rd Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Battalion,
October, 1916. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Fresnoy, 1917.

Killed in Action, 3rd May, 1917.

Irwin, Frederick Arnold — Private. Born 25th June, 1893,
at Dublin, Ireland. Father, T. F. N. Irwin, Solicitor. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th June, 1912. Enlisted, 20th Septem-
ber, 1915, from Kelowna branch, in 11th Canadian Mounted Rifles,
with the rank of Private. Demobilized, 31st October, 1918.

Irwin, Wilfred Leslie — Staff Sergeant. Born 26th June,
1892, at Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Father, Robert Irwin
(retired). Educated at Owen Sound Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 7th February, 1912. Enlisted, 23rd April,
1918, from Bloor & Dufferin, Toronto, branch, in Canadian
Garrison Regiment, with the rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant,
1st June, 1918, and subsequently promoted Staff-Sergeant.
Service : With Headquarters, Records Office in Toronto. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 12th March, 1919.

+JACKSON, George Henry — Gunner. Born 23rd November,

1895, at Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. Father, WiUiam Roper
Jackson, Dry Goods Merchant. Educated at Dunnville Public
and High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th November,
1912. Enlisted, August, 1914, from St. Catharines branch, in
Canadian Infantry, with the rank of Trumpeter. Transferred to
10th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, October, 1914. Principal
actions: Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Givenchy, St. Julien, Lange-
marck, 1915; St. Eloi, 1916.

Killed in Action, at St. Eloi, 27th March, 1916.
Note: At St. Julien, while acting as Despatch Rider, Gunner
Jackson's horse was killed under him, but he was unhurt. 149.

Jackson, Thomas Stanley — Lieutenant. Born 5th June,
1894, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Norman D.
Jackson (retired). Educated at Western Canada College. Entered
the service of the Bank, 31st July, 1910. Enlisted 7th July, 1915,
from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in No. 18
Company, Canadian Army Service Corps, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lieutenant, 3rd March, 1916. Service: Officer in charge of



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Supplies, Winnipeg and Camp Hughes ; Officer in charge of Train-
ing, Canadian Army Service Corps, Winnipeg; Adjutant, Canadian
Army Service Corps, Seaford, Sussex; Assistant Officer in charge of
Supplies, Shorncliffe, Kent. Demobilized, 26th December, 1917.
on account of being medically unfit for active service. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 2nd January, 1918. 193, 223.

Jackson, William Archibald — Second Lieutenant. Born
16th October, 1895, at Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. H.
Jackson, Postmaster. Educated at Markham High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th August, 1912. Enlisted, 5th
November, 1917, from Hamilton branch, in Royal Air Force, with
the rank of Flight Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 17th
July, 1918. Service: Flying Instructor at Camp Rathbun, Deser-
onto, July, 1918, to December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 6th February, 1919.

Jackson, William Stanley — Gunner. Born 11th June, 1894.
Father, John A. Jackson, Canadian Pacific Railway employe.
Entered the service of the Bank, 11th January, 1912. Enlisted,
April, 1916, from Yonge & College, Toronto, branch, in 47th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Wounded, May, 1917. Demobilized, 11th November, 1918, on
account of being medically unfit for further military service.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd December, 1918. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 4th January, 1919, on account of ill
health.

James, George Cale — Captain. Born 13th August, 1875, at
Tregar, Monmouthshire, England. Father, George James, Farmer
(deceased). Educated at Tregar and First Class Army School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th April, 1913. Enlisted, 2nd
August, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 78th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Regimental Sergeant-lNIajor. Transferred to
100th Battahon, Winnipeg Grenadiers, 1st December, 1915. Pro-
moted Lieutenant, 1st December, 1915; Captain, 15th February,
1916. Service; Training recruits in England and Canada.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th July, 1920.

Note: Captain James saw active service during the South
African War, and was present at the engagements at Belmont,
Modder River, Drefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill and
Belfast.

James, Thomas William — Honorary Lieutenant Bandmaster.
Born 4th December, 1883. Father, Alfred James, Bandmaster,



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British Army (retired). Entered the service of the Bank, 16th
October, 1913. Enlisted, August, 1911., from Superintendent's
Department, Winnipeg, with the rank of Band Sergeant.
Subsequently promoted Honorary Lieutenant Bandmaster. Sub-
sequent occupation: Bandmaster, G.W.V.A. Band, Ottawa.

Jardine, Robert Sim Paterson — Sergeant. Born 25th
September, 1890, at Freetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Father, David Jardine, Farmer (deceased). Educated at Freetown
and Summerside Schools, and Prince of Wales College, Charlotte-
town. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th September, 1909.
Enlisted, 14th March, 1916, from Winnipeg branch, in 59th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to Trench Mortar Group, 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery, March,
1917. Promoted Sergeant, March, 1918. Served nine months in
France. Invalided to England with fever. May, 1918. Demob-
ilized, 19th February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th
March, 1919.

Jarvis, John Eustace — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 31st Janu-
ary, 1892, at Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, England. Father, Lewis
Jarvis, Brewer (deceased). Educated at Bedford Grammar School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 17th February, 1912. Enlisted,
16th August, 1914, from Moosejaw branch, in 60th (Moosejaw)
Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd Battalion,
The Northamptonshire Regiment, 1915. Promoted Second Lieu-
tenant, 10th May, 1915; Lieutenant, 16th October, 1915. Principal
actions: Somme, 1916; Bouchavesnes, Passchendaele, 1917;
German Advance, March, 1918. Taken prisoner of war, March,
1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross

"During a raid on the enemy's trenches, this officer,

with his platoon, killed twenty-eight of the enemy and

captured thirty. He has at all times set a fine

example." {London Gazette, March, 1917).

Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th December, 1919. Retired

from the service of the Bank, 24th July, 1920.

Note: Nine members of Lieutenant Jarvis' family were on
active service during the war.

Three of his brothers served with the Canadian Forces, two of
whom were killed in action. Two other brothers also made the
supreme sacrifice.



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This unique record of patriotism and service was specially
brought to the notice of Their Majesties the King and Queen, and
we quote the following letter received by Mrs. Jarvis (mother of
Lieutenant Jarvis) from the Keeper of the Privy Purse, dated at
Buckingham Palace, 21st November, 1918:

"The King and Queen have heard with much interest of the
record of your nine sons' and daughters' services to their country
during the war and I am commanded to assure you that Their
Majesties much appreciate this example of patriotism in one family.
"Their Majesties are grieved to learn that you have been
called upon to endure the heavy burden of the loss of four of your
brave sons, but the King and Queen feel that when the history of
this war is written, the fact of your four sons having thus gallantly
given their lives for the honour of the British Empire must stand
out as a noble example of the manner in which the young men of
the nation offered themselves in devoted self-sacrifice for their
Sovereign and country and will prove a sustaining thought and
solace to you in years to come."

Jeffares, Rupert Jocelyn — Corporal. Born 29th March,
1894, at Helens Bay, County Down, Ireland. Father, George
William Jeffares, Works Department Office, City Hall, Vancouver.
Educated at King Edward High School, Vancouver. Entered the
service of the Bank, 19th September, 1910. Enlisted, 4th August,
1914, from Vancouver branch, in 1st Canadian Divisional Supply
Column, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Army
Service Corps Depot, 1st December, 1917. Promoted Corporal,
15th February, 1915. Service: With 1st Canadian Divisional
Mechanical Transport from February, 1915, to December, 1917.
Invahded to England, 1st December, 1917. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 30th September, 1919. 40.

Jeffrey, Clarence John — Bombardier. Born 30th Nov-
ember, 1894, at Prince Albert, Ontario, Canada. Father, John
Jeffrey, Farmer. Educated at Port Perry High School. Entered