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the service of the Bank, 25th April, 1910. Enlisted, 29th July, 1916,
from Toronto branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 5th (Reserve) Battery,
November, 1916; 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, January,
1917; 11th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, April, 1917. Pro-
moted Bombardier, October, 1918. Principal actions: Vimy
Ridge, Avion, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Drocourt-
Queant, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 2nd August, 1919. 167.



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+JESSOP, John Reginald — Captain. Born 18th May, 1891, at
Maryborough, Ireland. Father, William Seymour Jessop, Auction-
eer (deceased). Educated at Preston School, Abbeyleix, and St.
Andrew's College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th
December, 1912. Enlisted, May, 1915, from Alexander Avenue,
Winnipeg, branch, in 52nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Lieutenant. Promoted Captain, October, 1916. Principal actions:
Somme, Ypres, 1916. Wounded, May, 1916.
Killed in Action, 6th October, 1916.

Johnson, Bernard Richard — Corporal. Born 9th December,
1895, at DubUn, Ireland. Father, Rev. Philip B. Johnson, Clerk in
Holy Orders. Educated at Mountjoy School, Dublin, and Wicklow
Academy, Wicklow. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th
February, 1912. Enlisted, 20th October, 1915, from Milk River
branch, in 8th Canadian Field Ambulance with the rank of Private.
Promoted Corporal, November, 1918. Principal actions: Sanctu-
ary Wood, June, 1916; Somme, September and October, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, April, 1917; Hill 70, August, 1917; Passchendaele,
October and November, 1917; Arras, Spring of 1918. Gun shot
wound in the right leg (shght), 2nd June, 1916. Invalided from
France with severe heart strain from effects of gas, July, 1918.
Demobihzed, 20th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
14th August, 1919.

Johnson, Charles — Lieutenant. Born 28th May, 1896, at
Dublin, Ireland. Father, Charles Robert Johnson, Estate Agent.
Educated at McGuire's Civil Service College, Dublin, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August, 1912. Enlisted,
10th August, 1914, from Vegreville branch, in 19th Alberta
Dragoons, with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to Lord Strath-
cona's Horse (R.C.), October, 1914; Canadian Record Office,
15th November, 1915; Royal Air Force, 19th November, 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 1st April, 1917; Second Lieutenant, 17th
August, 1918, and subsequently Lieutenant. Service and principal
action: Festubert, 1915, with Lord Strathcona's Horse.
With Royal Air Force in France and Germany as Pilot, from
August, 1918, to April, 1919. Shrapnel wounds in the left arm,
left leg and right knee — severed nerve, compound fracture, 25th
May, 1915; machine-gun bullet wound in the left leg, 5th September,
1918 (not serious). Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd October,
1919.

Johnston, Arthur Irvine — Private. Born 6th January,
1895, at Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. Father, George



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Johnston, Dry Goods Store. Educated at Fair Green School,
Belturbet, Skerry's College, Dublin, and by private tuition.
Entered the service of the Bank, 20th July, 1912. Enlisted, 17th
March, 1916, from Kerrobert branch, in 195th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 5th Canadian Battalion.
Principal actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917. Gun shot wound
in the right thigh, Passchendaele, 10th November, 1917. De-
mobihzed, 5th August, 1918, on account of being physically unfit
for further military service, due to severity of wounds. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 17th August, 1918.

Johnston, Harold Tumoth — Private. Born 22nd February,
1892, at Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. E. Johnston,
Merchant. Educated at Wiarton High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st April, 1909. Enlisted, 31st March, 1916,
from Willow Bunch branch, in 100th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles,
30th November, 1916; 3rd Canadian Divisional Employment Com-
pany, 22nd February, 1918. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge,
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons,
1918. Demobilized, 20th April, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 6th September, 1919.

Johnstone, Edmund Maurice — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 21st

February, 1893, at Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,

Doctor E. J. Johnstone, Physician. Educated at Public and

High Schools, Sydney, N.S. Entered the service of the Bank,

7th May, 1909. Enlisted, 3rd March, 1916, from Brockville

branch, in 185th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.

Transferred to 25th Canadian Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment),

10th December, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 3rd April, 1916;

Corporal, 15th April, 1916; Sergeant, 21st June, 1916; Lieutenant,

15th September, 1916. Principal actions: Mericourt, Neuville-

Vitasse, Amiens, Arras, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Bourlon

Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(10th June, 1918)

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty

during a night raid on a hostile dug-out when in charge

of five scouts, acting as an advance party. On

reaching the hostile out-post, an enemy patrol of ten

men was seen on his flank. Sending word to the

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the patrol, killing six and causing the remainder to
flee. He personally accounted for two of the enemy,
and it was due to his courage, coolness and prompt
action that the enemy patrol was destroyed and the
main party saved from a flank attack." {London
Gazette).

Johnstone, Robert — Private. Born 26th May, 1894, at
Lanark, Scotland. Father, Alexander Johnstone, Schoolmaster.
Educated at Lanark Burgh and Lanark Grammar Schools. Entered
the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1911. Enhsted, 19th July,

1917, from Vermilion branch, in Canadian Army Medical Corps,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 78th Depot Battery,
Canadian Artillery, 9th April, 1918; Canadian Garrison Regiment,
23rd May, 1918. Served for some months on Headquarters Stafl",
Mihtary District No. 13, in Canada. Demobilized, 31st December,

1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd January, 1919.

JoLLEY, Sydney Richard Everest — Lieutenant. Born 13th
March, 1895, at Valencia Island, Ireland. Father, Townsend
Jolley, with Western Union Cable Company, Valencia Island.
Educated at Presentation Brothers' College, Cork, and St. Andrew's
College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th December,
1912. Enhsted, 31st December, 1914, from Provost branch, in
49th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 15th Royal Fusiliers, 23rd September, 1915; 32nd Royal Fusihers,
June, 1916; 8th Royal Fusiliers, September, 1917; 7th Royal Fusi-
liers, February, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, January, 1915;
Corporal, June, 1915; Second Lieutenant, 23rd September, 1915;
Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Principal actions: Somme, 1917;
German Advance, March, 1918; Canal du Nord, September, 1918;
Cambrai, 1918. Wounded in the hand, July, 1916; in the head,
October, 1916; in the side, and gassed, 1917; in the face, leg and
arm, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th October, 1919.

Jones, Cyril, Beverly Ford — Captain, M.C. Born 10th
February, 1881, at Arnprior, Ontario, Canada. Father, Rev.
K. L. Jones, Clergyman (deceased). Educated at Kingston
Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th
December, 1899. Enhsted, 31st January, 1916, from Mount
Royal, Calgary, branch, in llSth Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 16th Battalion (Canadian
Scottish), France, 1st November, 1916. Promoted Captain,
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Arleiix, 28th April, 1917; Passchendaele, November, 1917; Amiens,
8th August, 1918. In Germany with the Army of Occupation,
from November, 1918, to January, 1919.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(Amiens, 8th August, 1918)

"For ability and devotion to duty in an attack.

He assembled his company with great caution and

judgment. In the advance he led his command

with the utmost courage and skill, frequently

exposing himself without regard for his own safety.

Although severely wounded, he refused to go out until

the action was over, notwithstanding that he was

repeatedly urged to do so by his commanding officer.

His conduct throughout was a fine example to all."

(Supplement to the London Gazette, 11th January,

1919).

Gun shot wounds in the head and face, at Arleux, 28th April, 1917.

Gun shot wound in the back and arm, at Amiens, 8th August,

1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June, 1919. 178, 200.

Jones, Clarence Wilfred — Private. Born 25th July, 1896,
at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Father, Thomas
Seton Jones, Clerk. Educated at Prince Albert Public School and
Prince Albert High School. Entered the service of the Bank,
7th January, 1916. Enlisted, 12th June, 1916, from Yorkton
branch, in 232nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 15th Canadian Reserve Battalion, 30th April,
1917, in England; 28th Canadian Battahon, 1st November, 1917,
in France. Principal actions: Lens, 1917; Arras, 1918. De-
mobilized, April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
22nd April, 1919.

Jones, Ellis Wtn — Private. Born 19th November, 1892,
at Port Dinorwic, North Wales. Father, Captain R. E. Jones,
Master Mariner. Educated at Elementary and Intermediate
Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th June, 1913.
Enlisted, 1st May, 1917, from Saskatoon branch, in Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Canadian Section, General Headquarters, 3rd
Echelon, 18th March, 1918. Principal action: Passchendaele,
1917. Wounded slightly in the right hand. DemobiUzed, 3rd
June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th June, 1919.



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Jones, Harold Austin — Lieutenant. Born 13th March,
1888, at London, England. Father, Henry Austin Jones, Civil
Servant. Educated at Diocesan Intermediate and Commercial
School, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th February,
1907. Enlisted, 12th July, 1915, from London, England, branch,
in Inns of Court Officers' Training Corps, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Suffolk Regiment, 2nd June, 1916. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, January, 1916; Second Lieutenant, 2nd June,
1916; Lieutenant, 2nd December, 1917. Principal action: Somme,
1916. Shrapnel wounds in the back and hand, 27th September,
1916. Demobilized, 4th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 22nd April, 1919.

Jones, Noel Stephen — Lieutenant. Born 25th December,
1892, at Liverpool, England. Father, Arthur Crawford Jones,
Managing Director. Educated at St. Michaels-in-the-Hamlet,
Liverpool. Entered the service of the Bank, 4th October, 1909.
EnUsted, 27th April, 1917, from Toronto branch, in Royal Flying
Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Air Force,
1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 22nd July, 1917;
Lieutenant, 1st April, 1918. Service: Night flying, reconnaissance
and bombing raids in France; Home Defence against Zeppelins
and Gothas in England. Demobilized, 13th July, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 20th August, 1919.

+JoNES, Ralph Egerton Norris — Lieutenant. Born 3rd
June, 1877, at St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles
S. L. Jones, Barrister. Educated at Upper Canada College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd April, 1895. Enlisted,
November, 1914, from Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg, branch,
where he was Manager, in 27th (Winnipeg) Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Served in France with his Battalion, from
15th September, 1915, until 6th April, 1916.

Killed in Action, 6th April, 1916.

(Brother of Mr. H. V. F. Jones, Assistant General Manager,
The Canadian Bank of Commerce). 42, 45, 48, 53, 54, 58, 60,
66, 69, 72, 75, 83, 84, 90.

Jones, Thomas Cyril McGregor — Private. Born 3rd
August, 1894, at Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Father,
T. S. Jones, Clerk, Land Titles Office. Entered the service of the
Bank, 21st January, 1916. Enlisted, 10th June, 1916, from
Nutana branch, in 232nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Demobilized, 18th May, 1917, on account of being
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Jones, Weldon Thomas Deverell — Private. Born 28th
March, 1894, at Newport, County Mayo, Ireland. Father, Owen
Jones, Royal Naval Pensioner (thirty years service: two years in
the Great War). Educated at Municipal Technical Institute,
Belfast, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th June,
1913. Enhsted, 25th November, 1916, from Crossfield branch,
in 187th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 46th (Saskatchewan) Battalion, 15th June, 1917. Principal
actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai,
1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th August, 1919.

Jot, Henry Christopher — Gunner. Born 6th January,
1897, in Ireland. Father, Maurice Joy (deceased). Educated
at Clongowes Wood College, Sallins, County Kildare, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 11th February, 1915. Enhsted,
April, 1918, from St. Catherine & Metcalfe, Montreal, branch, in
"C" Battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to General Depot, Witley, England.
Service; Training in England. DemobiUzed, 12th July, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th July, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 11th December, 1920.

Julian, Robert Godfrey — Private. Born 9th July, 1894,
at Cork, Ireland. Father, Joseph Hill Julian, Insurance and
Brokerage. Educated at Cork Grammar School, and Cork
University. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th June, 1912.
Enlisted, 6th January, 1917, from Mount Pleasant, Vancouver,
branch, in 231st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 72nd Canadian Battahon, May, 1917; Canadian
Army Medical Corps, March, 1918. Principal actions: Avion,
Lens, 1917. Gassed (slight), September, 1917. DemobiUzed,
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th April, 1919.

Kail, Thomas William — Lance-Corporal. Born 7th October,
1881, at London, England. Father, Thomas Wilham Kail,
Educated at St. Luke's School, London, E.C. Entered
the service of the Bank, 18th June, 1913. Enlisted,
2nd May, 1916, from Swift Current branch, in 209th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 10th Canadian
Battahon, 20th April, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 24th
January, 1919. Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens,
Arras, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, March to
the Rhine (Germany), 1918. DemobiUzed, 1st May, 1919.
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Kathan, Eael Wood — Private. Born 2nd January, 1895,
at West Brome, Quebec, Canada. Father, Sherman G. Kathan,
Farmer. Educated at Knowlton Academy, and Stanstead
Wesleyan College. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd July,
1912. Enlisted, 3rd May, 1918, from North Hatley branch, in
1st Canadian Tank Battalion, with the rank of Private. Service:
Training in Canada and England. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 22nd December, 1919.

Keabns, Sidney Scobell — Cadet. Born 23rd January,
1888, at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Father, James Kearns.
Educated at Kingston Public Schools and Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th August, 1904. Enlisted,
26th May, 1917, from St. Johns, Quebec, branch, where he was
Accountant, in 7th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Transferred to 2nd Battery, Canadian Siege
Artillery, France, 15th October, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, 7th
October, 1918. Principal actions: Passchendaele, October-
November, 1917; Cambrai, September-October, 1918. Demob-
ilized, 13th February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
19th February, 1919.

Note : Mr. Kearns was undergoing training for a commission
when the Armistice was signed. He qualified for a Lieutenant's
certificate at Kingston in May, 1917, but enlisted as a Gunner,
there being no vacancies at the time for officers.

Keeling, William Nevill — Second Lieutenant. Born 12th
October, 1899, at Epsom, England. Father, Rev. W. T. Keeling,
Clerk in Holy Orders. Educated at Cordwalles School, Maiden-
head, and by private tuition. Entered the service of the Bank,
30th December, 1915. Enlisted, 1st October, 1917, from Victoria
branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Pro-
moted Second Lieutenant, 23rd May, 1918. Service: In training on
Handley Page night bombers when the Armistice was signed.
Demobilized, 20th May, 1919. Subsequent occupation: With
Canadian Pacific Railway.

Keeping, Minter Frederick — Lieutenant. Born SOth
November, 1893, at Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island,
Canada. Father, W. Keeping. Entered the service of the Bank,
3rd September, 1912. Enlisted 19th October, 1915, from New
Glasgow branch, in 98th (Canadian) Siege Battery (afterwards
named the 2nd Canadian Siege Battery.) Promoted Lieutenant,
23rd Juue, 1917.



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Mentioned in Despatches

(28th May, 1918)

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Demobilized 18th May, 1919.

+Keith, John Reid — Company Sergeant-Major. Born 30th
November, 1887, at Inchberry, Scotland. Father, James A. Keith,
Schoolmaster. Educated at Lossiemouth Public School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 7th August, 1913. Enlisted, August,
1914, from Herbert branch, in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry, with the rank of Sergeant. Promoted Company Sergeant-
Major. Principal action: Kemmel, 1914.

Died of meningitis at No. 14 General Ho.spital, Boulogne,
France, 17th February, 1915, and buried at The Cemetery,
Wimereux.

Note: The late Sergeant-Major Keith was one of a party of
the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry who were the
first representatives of Overseas regiments to reach the front line
in December, 1914, at Kemmel, Belgium. 8.

Kelly, William Moore — Cadet (Gunner). Born 18th
January, 1897, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, C. B. Kelly,
Manufacturer. Educated at Huntingdon Academy. Entered the
service of the Bank, 27th November, 1915. Enlisted, 26th
December, 1916, from Huntingdon branch, in 79th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 6th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 27th May, 1917.
Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Amiens,
Drocourt-Queant Switch Line, 1918. Transferred to England for
training for commission, but returned to Canada on account of
being medically unfit, before completion of course. Demobilized,
9th December, 1918. Subsequently attached to Invalid Soldiers'
Commission for treatment.

Kennedy, George Wendell — Private. Born 3rd April,
1894, at Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. Father, Charles Avery
Kennedy, Manufacturer. Educated at Coaticook Academy,
Coaticook. Entered the service of the Bank, 4th April, 1912.
Enlisted, 29th May, 1916, from North Battleford branch, in 6th
Universities Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry, with the rank of Private. Principal action: Vimy Ridge,
9th April, 1917. Shrapnel wound in the left arm, left leg, and both
knees, 9th April, 1917. Demobilized, 9th January, 1918, on
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neurasthenia following wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank,
27th September, 1919.

Kennedy, Josias Alexander Chancellor — Captain. Born
3rd March, 1896, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, Rev. Prof. Samuel
Guiles Kennedy, LL.D. Educated at Royal Academical Institu-
tion, Belfast. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 191.S.
Enlisted, 30th September, 191-i, from Summerland branch, in
30th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, February, 1915;
Royal Irish Rifles, October, 1916. Promoted Second Lieutenant,
October, 1916; Lieutenant, April, 1917; Captain, July, 1917.
Principal actions: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915; Messines, Ypres,
1917; St. Quentin, 1918. Taken prisoner of war during the
German Advance on 21st March, 1918. Wounded (shrapnel),
in the foot, 10th May, 1915. Returned to duty with the Bank,
21st July, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 30th
August, 1919.

Kenney, Theodore Victor — Gunner. Born 9th February,
1896, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, George W. Kenney
(deceased). Educated at Commercial and Technical Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th February, 1916. Enlisted,
26th September, 1917, from Bank Street, Ottawa, branch, in 72nd
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 18th July,
1918. Demobilized, 15th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 15th September, 1919.

Kent, John Mason — Lieutenant. Born 2nd October, 1892,
at Wicklow, Ireland. Father, Robert John Kent, Flour and Grain
Agent. Educated at Wicklow Academy, High School, Dublin,
and Skerry's Training College, Dublin. Entered the service of
the Bank, 16th February, 1912. Enlisted, 13th February, 1915,
from Regina branch, in 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian Battalion, 9th
April, 1915; 32nd Canadian Battalion (England), 31st August,
1915; 28th (North West) Battalion (France), 5th November, 1915;
6th Canadian Machine Gun Company, 1st January, 1916. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, 17th February, 1916; Corporal, 1st March, 1916;
Sergeant, 27th March, 1916; Company Quartermaster-Sergeant,
14th January, 1917; Lieutenant, 23rd March, 1918. Principal
actions: Kemmel, November, 1915; Craters, St. Eloi, April, 1916;
Hooge (Third Battle of Ypres), June, 1916; Somme, September,



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1916; Souchez Sector, October, 1916; to February, 1917; Vimy,
April, 1917; Passchendaele, November, 1917. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 30th August, 1919.

Note: Lieutenant Kent is one of four brothers who saw
active service during the war. A sister served as V.A.D. during
1917 and 1918.

Kent, William Henry — Private. Born 31st August, 1899, in
England. Father, W. H. Kent, Contractor. Educated at Brit-
annia High School, Vancouver, B.C. Entered the service of the
Bank, 5th August, 1916. Enlisted, 25th February, 1918, from
Coleman branch, in 68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Young Soldiers' Battery,
Canadian Reserve Artillery, June, 1918; Canadian Army Pay
Corps, February, 1919. Service: With Night Staff, Canadian
Army Pay Corps, London. Returned to duty with the Bank,
17th October, 1919.

Note : Mr. Kent was precluded from active service on account
of being under age.

•J"Kerh, Alexander Murray — Corporal. Born 8th June,
1890. Father, Thomas Kerr, late of H.M. Customs (deceased).
Entered the service of the Bank, 19th October, 1908. Enhsted,
November, 1914, from Regina branch, in 28th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal. Service: In
action in France with the 28th Battalion, up to and including the
Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 26th September, 1916.

Kerr, David Massey Gillman — Private. Born 29th August,
1893, at Limerick, Ireland. Father, Robert Jameson Kerr, Whole-
sale and Retail Provision Merchant. Educated at Masonic
School, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th February,
1912. Enlisted, 16th May, 1917, from Keremeos branch, in
Canadian Army Medical Corps, with the rank of Private. Served
as Hospital Orderly, Clerk and Regimental Policeman. (Medically
unfit for active service). Demobilized, 30th August, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 4th October, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 31st March, 1920.

Kerr, Fletcher — Second Lieutenant. Born 12th June, 1891,
at Manilla, Ontario, Canada. Father, Albert Kerr, Farmer.
Educated at Public and High Schools. Entered the service of the
Bank, 8th January, 1910. Enhsted, 15th November, 1917, from
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with the rank of Flight Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant,
June, 1918. Service: Retained in Canada as an Instructor in
Flying. Demobilized, 28th February, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 11th February, 1919.

Kerridge, Arthur White — Second Lieutenant. Born 14th
January, 1900, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, F. E.
Kerridge, Manager, The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Cookshire,