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Quebec. Educated at Granby High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd June, 1916. Enlisted, 14th January, 1918, from
West Sheflord branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of
Fhght Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 26th February, 1919. Served as a
Pilot in the Royal Air Force in England. Demobilized, 12th
April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th May, 1919.

Kesten, Solomon Wolfe— Cadet. Born 28th September,

1888. Father, Israel Kesten, Farmer. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st August, 1917. EnHsted, November, 1917, from Herbert
branch.

Kettle, Francis Henry — Lieutenant. Born 21st January,

1889, at London, Ontario, Canada. Father, George R. Kettle,
Wholesale and Retail Coal Dealer. Educated at London Public
School and London Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of
the Bank, 10th September, 1912. Enlisted, 3rd February, 1916,
from Smith's Falls branch, in 42nd Regiment, with the rank of
Lieutenant. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Engineers, 7th April,
1916. Appointed Adjutant, IStli May, 1916. Service: Guarding
prisoners of war at Petawawa Camp with 42nd Regiment, and with
Canadian Engineers training for Overseas service. Demobilized,
27th October, 1916, on account of being medically unfit for Over-
seas service, due to rheumatism contracted while on military duty.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th November, 1916. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 29th February, 1920.

Kewlet, Benjamin Henry — Lieutenant. Born 23rd August,
1889, at Kirk Bradden, Douglas, Isle of Man. Father, Benjamin
Kewley, Farmer. Educated at Dulwich College, London, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st November, 1908. Enlisted,
27th August, 1914, from Elmwood, Winnipeg, branch, in Fort
Garry Horse, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Lord
Strathcona's Horse (R.C.), France, 8th June, 1915; 18th Canadian
Reserve Battalion, 1st July, 1917; Royal Flying Corps, 11th
September, 1917; 18th Canadian Reserve Battalion, 12th February,



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1919. Promoted Lance-Corporal, January, 1916; Corporal, July,
1916; Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Service and principal actions:
With Lord Strathcona's Horse, at La Bassee, Summer of 1915;
Infantry work in the trenches, at Ploegsteert, Winter of 1915;
Dickebusch, Winter of 1915-16; With Lord Strathcona's Horse
as Cavalry, Somme, 1916. With Home Defence, Royal Air
Force, 11th September, 1917, to August, 1918; Bombing Squadron,
Royal Air Force, in France, from 9th August, 1918, until 24th
September, 1918, when he was brought down by enemy anti-
aircraft fire and made prisoner of war.

Note: Lieutenant Kewley was interned at the following
prison camps: Rastatt, Baden, Cologne. He was released on
the signing of the Armistice and reached England, via Holland, on
29th November, 1918.

Key, George Broavtst, Jr. — Private. Born 19th July, 1892, at
Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Father, George Brown Key, Pharmacist.
Educated at Kirkcaldy High School, and Edinburgh University.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th November, 1913. Enlisted
5th April, 1917, from Peace River branch, in Canadian Army
Medical Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 49th
Canadian Battalion (Edmonton Regiment), 18th September, 1917.
Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Bourlon Wood, Cambrai, Mons,
1918. Demobilized, 22nd March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 1st May, 1919. 312.

KiDD, Harold Weahdale — Private. Born 3rd November,
1897, at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Father, Joseph
Kidd, Miller (deceased). Educated at Prince Albert Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd August, 1915.
Enlisted, 1st June, 1916, from Radisson branch, in 188th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Lord Strath-
cona's Horse, (R.C.) 1st June, 1918. Service: Employed on Pay
Office staff in England. Demobilized, 27th November, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th December, 1918.

Kidd, Rot Wilfrid — First Air Mechanic. Born 28th
November, 1893, at Tilbury, Ontario, Canada. Father, Joseph
Kidd, Miller (deceased) . Educated at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan,
Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st August, 1915.
Enlisted, 19th May, 1917, from Fort WiUiam branch, in Royal
Flying Corps, with the rank of Third Air Mechanic. Promoted
First Air Mechanic. Employed at aerodrome camps at Mohawk,
Borden, and in Texas. Demobilized, 1918. Returned to duty



We illustrate overleaf the models of the
two groups of statuary which the Bank
plans to erect as a War Memorial in
the proposed new Head Office Building.




HEALING THE SCABS OF WAR

Lion of the Bank to incorporate in the design of the pro-
posed new Head Office Building two heroic pieces of sculpture as a memorial
and a tribute to the men and women who served in the Great War. At
each end of the King Street facade will be great piers affording ample 6eld



Plate No. 16




CRUSHING THE POWER OF THE SWORD

for inscriptioDs and sculpture. Against the base of each pier will he placed
sculptured groups, of which the above are rough models.

The above illustrations show respectively: (1) The Service of our Women
—Healing the Scars of War, and (2) The Service of our Men— Crushing
the Power of the Sword.

These illustrations are of the preliminary small wax models, and give a
general idea of the groups as they will appear when completed. Mr. Walter
S. Allward, R.C.A., is the sculptor.



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with the Bank, 18th December, 1918. Retired from the service
of the Bank, on account of ill health, 19th March, 1919.

(Brother of H. W. Kidd).

KiDD, William Charles Ernest — Private. Born 10th June,
1894, at Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland. Father, Thomas Kidd,
Bank Manager. Educated at Tipperary Grammar School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st April, 1911. Enlisted, 8th
May, 1916, from Edam branch, in 196th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles,
28th April, 1917. Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens,
Monchy, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 25th March, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 29th March, 1919.

Kiddle, Douglas Cyril — Private. Born 4th May, 1890, at
Sheerness, Kent, England. Father, Colville D. W. Kiddle, Pay-
master-Captain, Royal Navy. Educated at Christ's Hospital,
Horsham. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st June, 1912.
Enlisted, 30th December, 1914, from Medicine Hat branch, fn 3rd
Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Service:
Training in Canada. Demobilized, 25th January, 1915, on account
of being medically unfit for further military service. Returned to
duty with the bank, 26th January, 1915. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 14th August, 1920, to accept a position with a foreign
banking corporation.

KiLLiP, Raymond Sherman — Gunner. Born 15th September,
1888, at Consecon, Ontario, Canada. Father, William C. Killip
(retired). Educated at Public and High Schools, Picton, Ontario.
Entered the service of the Bank, 26th August, 1912. Enlisted, 15th
March, 1918, from Page & Queenston, St. Catharines, branch, in
70th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Garrison Artillery Reserve, England,
August, 1918; Canadian Garrison Artillery Reinforcing Depot,
France, October, 1918; 7th Canadian Siege Battery, Belgium,
December, 1918. Service: with Reserve Depots, France, till
December, 1918; then with 7th Canadian Siege Battery. Demob-
ilized, 11th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th
July, 1919.

King, Erle — Lieutenant. Born 1st February, 1892, at
Mongolia, Ontario, Canada. Father, Andrew G. King, Farmer.
Educated at Bradford High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 12th September, 1916. Enlisted, 23rd November, 1917,
from Watrous branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 26th July, 1918; Lieutenant,



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31st December, 1918. Service: Training in England. Demob-
ilized, 20th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 17th
June, 1919.

King, Ernest Gordon — Sergeant. Born 31st May, 1895, at
Bauline, Newfoundland. Father, Isaac King, Fisherman. Edu-
cated at Public School, Bauline, and Methodist College, St. John's,
Newfoundland. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th June, 1916.
Enlisted, 26th July, 1918, from Broderick branch, in 1st Depot
Battalion (Saskatchewan Regiment), with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 12th Battalion, Canadian Garrison Regiment, 1st
December, 1918. Promoted Sergeant, 27th September, 1918.
Service: Employed at District Record Office, Military Head-
quarters, Regina. Demobilized, 29th January, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 1st April, 1919.

King, John James Alexander — Private. Born 9th February,
1894. Father, James Cunningham King, Merchant. Entered
the service of the Bank, 23rd January, 1912. EnHsted, August,
1914, from Edmonton branch, with the rank of Private. Gunshot
wound in the left leg, July, 1916.

*Kinghan, Albert Edward — Lieutenant. Born 26th Jan-
uary, 1892, at Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland. Father, Rev. D.
P. Kinghan, Clergyman. Educated at St. Helen's School, Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th June, 1913. Enlisted,
August, 1914, from Toronto branch, in 3rd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th Service Battalion,
Royal Irish Fusiliers, 16th (Irish) Division, as Second Lieutenant,
January, 1915. Promoted Lieutenant, 1st January, 1916. Principal
actions: Somme, 1916 (with 16th (Irish) Division).
Awarded
Two Parchment Certificates
For
Gallantry in the Field
(24th June, 1916, and 11th July, 1916).
Killed in Action, 6th September, 1916, while in command of a
Company during a German counter-attack in Leuze Wood, near
Ginchy and Guillemont.

Note: The wording of one of the certificates awarded to
Lieutenant Kinghan is as follows:

The Irish Brigade
Lieutenant A. E. Kinghan, 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers
"I have read with much pleasure the reports of your Regi-
mental Commander and Brigade Commander regarding your



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gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field on 11th July, 1916,
and have ordered your name and deed to be entered in the record
of the Irish Division." — W. B. Hickie, Major-General, Commanding
16th Irish Division.

"Had he survived I should certainly have recommended him
for the Distinguished Service Order." — His Commanding Officer.

KiNNEAK, Albert Marlow — Captain, M.C., A.F.C. Born
17th November, 1893, at Kinnear's Mills, Quebec, Canada.
Father, Albert Kinnear (deceased). Educated at Quebec High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from
Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, December, 1916, from Sher-
brooke branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, June, 1917; Lieutenant, March, 1918;
Captain, August, 1918. Principal actions: Cambrai, 1917; German
Advance, Spring of 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
(December, 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
This officer, on one occasion, while on patrol was
attacked by six enemy air craft, his elevator con-
trols shot away and his observer wounded, but he
drove them off. The following day he was wounded
in the head and both his petrol tanks were shot
through but he brought his machine back. This
gallant officer has shown great determination and
initiative and on previous occasions has done very
valuable work." (London Gazette, December, 1917).
Also Awarded
The Air Force Cross
(August, 1918)
for
Distinguished Flying and Continuous Good Work.
Wounded in the scalp, 21st December, 1917. Demobilized,
August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th September,
1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 26th August, 1920.

261.

Kinsley, Alfred Ainsworth — Private. Born 5th May,
1886. at Liverpool, England. Father, Alfred John Kinsley,
Incorporated Accountant. Educated at St. Francis Xavier's
College, Liverpool. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th
November, 1912. Enlisted, 31st January, 1918, from Phoenix



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branch, in 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, with the rank of
Private. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Gun
shot wound, 29th September, 1918. Demobilized, 5th February,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th February,
1919. 300.

KiHKPATRiCK, Douglas Cummings — Gunner. Born 25th
February, 1896, at Virgil, Ontario, Canada. Father, Harry James
Kirkpatrick, Factory Superintendent. Educated at Palmerston
Avenue Public School and Harbord Collegiate Institute, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 30th July, 1913. Enlisted, 16th
June, 1916, from Head OflBcc, Toronto, in 67th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Reserve
Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, 25th July, 1916; 1st Canadian
Divisional Ammunition Column, France, 12th November, 1916.
Principal actions: Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens,
Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mens, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 24th March, 1919.

KiRKWOOD, Alfred — Sergeant. Born 24th August, 1896,
at Castle Dawson, Ireland. Father, John Kirkwood, Farmer
(deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 24th April, 1914.
Enlisted, 21st December, 1914, from Montague branch, in 24th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Promoted Sergeant. Demobilized, 5th August, 1919.

Knight, Francis Herbert — Lieutenant. Born 10th May,
1894, at St. John's, Newfoundland. Father, Herbert E. Knight,
Barrister-at-Law. Educated at St. Bonaventure's College, St.
John's. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th August, 1912.
Enhsted, 8th September, 1914, from St. John's, Newfoundland,
branch, in Royal Newfoundland Regiment, with the rank of
Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 15th April, 1915; Second
Lieutenant, 26th April, 1915; Lieutenant, 1st January, 1916.
Served on Suvla Bay and at Cape Helles (GaUipoli), from
September, 1915, to January, 1916; the Somme, from March to
July, 1916. Demobilized, 23rd November, 1916, on account of
being medically unfit for further military service, owing to shell-
shock. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd April, 1918. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1918. Commenced
the study of Medicine at McGill University, 1st October, 1918.

Knight, George Stewart — Corporal. Born 25th October,
1897, at Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Father, George Knight, Bank
Employe. Educated at Borden Street School. Entered the



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service of the Bank, 30th December, 1912. Enlisted, 13th October,
1915, from Head OflBce, Toronto, in 81st Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 18th Canadian Battalion,
June, 1916; 4th Reserve Battalion, August, 1917. Promoted
Corporal. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917.
Demobilized, 26th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
26th May, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 15th
November, 1919.

Knill, John Howard — Lieutenant. Born 27th September,
1895, at Paris, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Knill, Contractor.
Educated at Paris High School. Entered the service of the Bank,
26th August, 1912. Enlisted, 14th August, 1914, from Dundas
branch, in 1st Western Ontario Regiment, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion, 18th January,
1915; 1st Canadian Machine Gun Battalion, 28th April, 1918.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 1st February, 1915; Lieutenant, 28th
April, 1918. Principal actions: Second Battle of Ypres, Festubert,
Givenchy, 1915; Third Battle of Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy,
Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918.
Gun shot wound in the left wrist, left hip, and back (fractured
spine), 1st October, 1918. Demobilized, 25th June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th December, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 11th October, 1920, on account of
ill health.

Knott, Edward Charles Mackintosh — Lieutenant. Born
29th September, 1892, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, Frederick
Knott, Prudential Assurance Company. Educated at Diocesan
Intermediate and Commercial Schools. Entered the service
of the Bank, 18th December, 1912. Enlisted, 15th August,
1914, from Shaunavon branch, in 5th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Department of General Auditors,
September, 1915; 5th Canadian Battalion, April, 1918; Canadian
Army Pay Corps, January, 1919. Promoted Sergeant, June,
1916; Staff Quartermaster-Sergeant, February, 1917; Sergeant-
Major (Warrant Officer, Class I), 1st April, 1917; Lieutenant,
29th April, 1918. Principal actions: Second Battle of Ypres,
April, 1915; Festubert, May, 1915; Arras, Cambrai, 1918.
Wounded in the left shoulder — severely crushed — 24th May, 1915;
gun shot wound in the left knee, 29th September, 1918. 32.

Knowlson, Wilfrid Merritt — Lieutenant. Born 3rd
January, 1892, at Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. Father, James



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Merritt Knowlson, Insurance Agent. Educated at Lindsay
Collegiate Institute (Matriculation, 1908). Entered the service
of the Bank, 30th May, 1910. Enlisted, 4th October, 1915,
from Head Office, Toronto, in 34th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to "C" Battery,
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 4th March, 1916; 4th Divisional
Ammunition Column, 6th June, 1916; 5th Canadian Divisional
Artillery Column, January, 1917. Promoted Bombardier, 8th
November, 1915; Corporal, 5th December, 1915; Lieutenant,
4th March, 1916. Service and principal actions: Lens front,
1917-18; Arras (1), Amiens, Arras (2), Cambrai, Valenciennes,
Mons, 1918; Army of Occupation on the Rhine, with Head-
quarters Canadian Corps.

Mentioned in Despatches

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st August, 1919.

Kranz, Charles Robert — Sergeant. Born 9th February,
1892, at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Father, Adam Kranz
(deceased). Educated at Model School, Megan tic, Quebec, and at
Kitchener Business College. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th
September, 1908. Enlisted, 1st November, 1916, from New York
agency, in Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 5th Reserve Brigade, Shornclifle, 1st May, 1917;
37th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, September, 1917. Pro-
moted Sergeant, 1st April, 1918. Served two years in France, and
employed as Orderly Room Sergeant, 37th Battery, from 1st April,
1918. DemobiUzed, 27th March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 14th April, 1919.

Kress, George Harper — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 7th
April, 1892, at Durham, Ontario, Canada. Father, Jacob Kress
(deceased). Educated at Durham High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th November, 1912. Enlisted, 4th December,
1915, from Forest branch, in 149th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 8th Canadian Battalion,
England, September, 1916; 58th Canadian Battalion, France, June,
1917. Principal actions: Avion, June, 1917; Cambrai, September,
1918.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(Cambrai, 29th September, 1918)

"For great courage and good leadership during the

attack on the Marcoing line on 28th September,



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1918. In face of intense fire he led his platoon success-
fully to the objective. During the attack on a
machine-gun, he was wounded, but remained with
his platoon, finally capturing the gun. He took
several machine-guns and prisoners and consoUdated
his objective." (Supplement to the London Gazette,
4th October, 1919).
Shrapnel wounds in both legs, 27th June, 1917; gun shot wound in
the right forearm, and bullet wound in the left thigh, 29th Septem-
ber, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd October, 1919.

Kydd, Burness — Rifleman. Born 1st March, 1888, at
Montrose, Scotland. Father, George Kydd, Banker. Educated
at Montrose Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th
February, 1908. Enhsted, 6th September, 1918, from Portland
branch, where he was Accountant, in New York, in the British
Expeditionary Force from United States, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Queen's Westminster Rifles on arrival in England,
October, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th June, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st August, 1920, to accept
a position with the National City Bank, New York.

L'Abbe, Elmo Edmund — Sergeant. Born 14th June, 1893,
at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, Albert N. L'Abbe,
Sales Manager, H. L'Abbe & Company, Wholesale Furniture.
Educated at Catholic Commercial Academy, Montreal. Entered
the service of the Bank, 15th June, 1912. Enlisted, 23rd May, 1918,
from St. Catherine & City Hall, Montreal, branch, in Overseas
Company, Canadian Overseas Training Corps, Laval University,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 10th Canadian Reserve
Battalion, 8th August, 1918. Promoted Sergeant, 14th September,
1918. Employed on clerical work in England. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 1st August, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 25th November, 1919.

Lacasse, Antoine — Flight Cadet. Born 20th June, 1893, at
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, Arthur Lacasse, Customs
OflBcer. Educated at Catholic Commercial Academy, Montreal.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd June, 1913. EnUsted,
15th March, 1918, from St. Catherine & City Hall, Montreal,
branch, in Canadian Expeditionary Force, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 9th April, 1918. Service: Trained
in Canada for certificate as Pilot in the Royal Air Force. De-
mobihzed, 6th December, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Travel-
ling Salesman, 30th January, 1919.



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Ladd, William Allard — Private. Born 31st May, 1897,
at Gilead, Maine, U.S.A. Father, William E. Ladd, Station Agent
(deceased). Educated at Sherbrooke High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 22nd December, 1913. Enlisted, 7th April,
1916, from Ormstown branch, in 117th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Machine Gun
Depot, 13th November, 1916; 6th Machine Gun Company, 11th
May, 1917. Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917.
Gun shot wounds in the right thigh, knee and left leg, 5th Novem-
ber, 1917. Demobilized, 13th January, 1919. Subsequent occupa-
tion: Bookkeeper, Scott Bros., Scotstown, Quebec.

Ladner, Russell Thomas — Flight Cadet. Born 10th July,
1900. Father, Edward B. Ladner, Farmer. Entered the service of
the Bank, 12th September, 1918. Enlisted, October, 1918, from
Mission City branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight
Cadet.

Laffertt, Louis Joseph — Gunner. Born 24th June, 1898,
at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, L. J. LafiPerty, Commercial
Traveller. Educated at Peterboro Separate School and
Peterboro Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
4th August. 1915. Enlisted, 11th November, 1916, from Belleville
branch, in Cobourg Heavy Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Transferred to 3rd Reserve Battery, Shorncliffe,
16th March, 1917; 8th (Army) Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery,
France, 20th April, 1918. On active service with the 8th (Army)
Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Gassed, 18th August, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 31st March, 1919.

+Lamb, George Combe — Corporal. Born 27th February, 1895,
at Bloomsburg, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. D. Lamb, General
Merchant. Educated at Plumas, Manitoba, Public School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd October, 1912. Enlisted,
February, 1916, from Kamsack branch, in 188th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Joined 1st Canadian Motor
Machine Gun Brigade in France. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
1916; Corporal, 1917. Principal action: Hill 70, 1917. Gassed at
Hill 70, August, 1917.

Wounded and taken prisoner of war, 24th March, 1918.
Subsequently presumed to have died on that date.

Lamb, Thomas Charles — Major. Born 20th October, 1894,
at Falkirk, Scotland. Father, Alfred S. Lamb, Missionary
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Dulwich. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd February, 1914.
Enlisted, 28th October, 1914, from Walkerville branch, in 18th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred
to Canadian Army Fay Corps, 8th June, 1915, on being appointed
Paymaster, 18th Battalion. Promoted Captain, 8th June, 1915;
Major, 7th May, 1918. Service and principal actions: Acting
Adjutant at St. Eloi Crater Attack, April, 1916; Ypres (Sanctuary
Wood), June, 1916; employed in various administrative capacities