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in the Canadian Army Pay Corps in England.

Lambkin, John Joseph — Corporal. Born 19th November,
1891, at Cork, Ireland. Father, Thomas A. Lambkin, Manu-
facturer (deceased). Educated at St. Edmunds', Old Hall, Herts,
England. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th September, 1912.
Enlisted, September, 1914, from Swift Current branch, in 32nd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th
Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), 1st May, 1915; Department
of General Auditor, 15th May, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
December, 1914; Corporal, October, 1915. Principal actions:
Festubert, Givenchy, Ploegsteert, 1915.

Lamont, Frank — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 16th August, 1891,
at Ballymoney, Ireland. Father, Thomas Lamont, Farmer.
Educated at Ballymoney Intermediate School and Queen's Uni-
versity, Belfast, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th
February, 1912. Enlisted, 11th January, 1916, from Taber
branch, in 113th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Royal Irish Rifles, 30th January, 1918. Promoted
Sergeant, February, 1916; Second Lieutenant, 30th January, 1918.
Subsequently promoted Lieutenant. Service and principal actions:
Advance from Ypres to Courtrai, September to October, 1918;
Bailleul, Neuve Eglise and Hill 63, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
when in command of a platoon in the operations south
of Dadizeele on 8th October, 1918, after his platoon
had suffered severely, only three men being left and
himself. He repulsed a strong counter-attack, he him-
seK using rifle and bayonet, killing six of the enemy.
He set a splendid example to his men." {London
Gazette).
Wounded (gun shot), in the right knee, 24th October, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd July, 1919.



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Lane, George Francis Swabey — Sapper. Born 27th
August, 1895, at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Father, George J. Lane, Commercial Traveller. Educated at
West Kent School, Charlottetown. Entered the service of the
Bank, 6th June, 1912. Enlisted, March, 1916, from North
Winnipeg branch, in 21st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Sapper. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Divisional SignaUing
Company, 5th January, 1917. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 17th May,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th May, 1919.

+Lane, Maitland Percy — Lieutenant. Born 25th October,
1888, at Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.
Father, William Lane, Treasurer of the County of Huron. Educated
at Public and Collegiate Institute Schools, Goderich. Entered
the service of the Bank, 13th July, 1905. Enhsted, July, 1915,
from Revelstoke branch, where he was Accountant, in 54th
(Kootenay) Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to
29th (Vancouver) Battalion. Service: Six months' training in
England with the 29th Battalion; four months' fighting on the
Somme, 1916.

Killed in Action (shot through the head), near Courcelette,
28th September, 1916. He was buried at Pozieres, north-east of
Albert, France.

Langille, Ralph Meredith — Sergeant. Born 4th February,
1898. Father, M. K. Langille, Dentist (retired). Entered the
service of the Bank, 15th February, 1915. Enhsted, February,
1916, from Truro branch.

+LATIMER, Gerald Edward — Private. Born 9th November,
1892. Father, Victor Latimer, Speciahst, Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st May, 1911.
Enhsted, March, 1916, from Winnipeg branch, in Canadian Army
Service Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Died of Wounds received in action at Vimy Ridge, 9th April,
1917.

Lauder, David Gale — Private. Born 21st February, 1895,
at Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Captain Hiram
Lauder, Mariner. Educated at King Edward High School,
Vancouver. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd September,
1911. Enhsted, 30th May, 1916, from Mount Pleasant, Vancouver,
branch, in 196th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private.



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Transferred to 46th Canadian Battalion, February to June, 1917;
Canadian Corps, Railhead Depot, March, 1918. Principal
actions and service: Vimy Ridge, Avion, 1917; during the
final advance in 1918, employed at reinforcement camps in
forward area. Flesh wound in the left thigh, 2nd June, 1917.
DemobiHzed, 30th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
2nd September, 1919.

Lawrence, Edward Gilbert — Private. Born 12th August,
1894, at Southampton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Gilbert A.
Lawrence, Farmer. Educated at Pictou Academy. Entered the
service of the Bank, 30th July, 1912. Enlisted, September, 1915,
from Amherst branch, in 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders),
with the rank of Private. Principal action: Vimy Ridge, 1917.
Wounded — left forearm shattered, 25th May, 1917. Demobilized,
1st January, 1918, on account of being physically unfit for further
military service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th February,
1918.

Lawrence, Henry Sanborn — Corporal. Born 22nd July,
1886, at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Father, H. D. Lawrence,
K.C. Educated at Sherbrooke High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank.
Enlisted, 30th September, 1915, from Sherbrooke branch, in 3rd
Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Promoted Bombardier, 15th May, 1918; Corporal, 19th March,
1919. Service: In action continuously with 3rd Canadian Siege
Battery in France and Belgium. Demobilized, 11th May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June, 1919. 208.

Lawrence, James — Sergeant. Born 13th September, 1896,
at Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Father, Benjamin Law-
rence, Farmer. Educated at Narberth Secondary School, and
Pembrokeshire County University. Entered the service of
the Bank, 7th February, 1916. EnHsted, 22nd April, 1918,
from Innisfree branch, in 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta
Regiment, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
15th May, 1918; Corporal, 2nd June, 1918; Sergeant, 15th July,
1918. Service: Employed on Orderly Room Clerical Staff,
Sarcee Camp, Calgary. Demobilized, 15th January, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th January, 1919.

Lawrie, Thomas Boyd, Jr. — Sergeant. Born 22nd October,
1891, at Polmont, Sterlingshire, Scotland. Father, Thomas Boyd
Lawrie, Accountant. Educated at Falkirk High School. Entered



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the service of the Bank, 23rd February, 1914. Enlisted, 10th
February, 1916, from Herbert branch, in 209th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 31st Canadian Battalion,
10th January, 1917. Promoted Corporal, June, 1916; Sergeant,
January, 1918. Principal actions; Vimy Ridge, Fresnoy, 1917.
Wounded in the back and the leg, 4th May, 1917. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 12th May, 1919.

Note: Sergeant Lawrie owes his life to a comrade who
courageously carried him to safety after being wounded and lying
in a shell-hole in No-Man's-Land for over eighteen hours.

Lawkie, Thomas Ramsat — Cadet (Squadron Quartermaster-
Sergeant). Born 15th July, 1892, at Edinburgh, Scotland.
Father, John Lawrie, Superintendent of General Post OflBce
Telegraphs. Educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh.
Entered the service of the Bank, 30th August, 1912. Enlisted, 25th
August, 1914, from The Pas branch in Fort Garry Horse, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Canadian Dragoons, 7th
June, 1915. Promoted Lance-Corporal, July, 1916; Corporal, 2nd
April, 1917; Sergeant, 18th February, 1918; Squadron Quarter-
master Sergeant, 22nd April, 1918. Principal actions: Messines
(during Loos Battle), September, 1915; Somme, July -October,
1916; Peronne, March, 1917; Cambrai, November, 1917. Demob-
ilized, 14th April, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Inspector of
Agencies, The Licenses and General Insurance Company Limited,
Edinburgh, 17th April, 1919.

Note: Mr. Lawrie was in training for a commission when
the Armistice was signed.

Lawson, Norman Eisenhuth Webster — Lieutenant. Born
19th October, 1891, at London, England. Father, Emile Lawson,
Actor. Educated at Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England. Entered the
service of the Bank, 26th January, 1910. Enlisted, 4th August,
1914, from London, England, branch, in Honourable Artillery
Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 5th Middlesex
Regiment, November, 1915; Machine Gun Corps, February, 1916.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, August, 1915; Corporal, September,
1915; Second Lieutenant, 21st October, 1915; Lieutenant, 1st May,
1917. Principal actions: Second Battle of Ypres, May, 1915; Vimy
Ridge, High Wood, Messines, Bourlon Wood, 1917; German Offen-
sive, 21st March, 1918. Wounded in the scalp, June, 1915, and Sep-
tember, 1915. Demobihzed, January, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 3rd February, 1919. 3, 5, 25.



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Latton, John Gregory Graham — Second Lieutenant.
Born 5th June, 1899, at London, England. Father, James R.
Layton, Barrister. Educated at Paris High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 25th October, 1915. Enlisted, 26th April,
1917, from Portage la Prairie branch, in Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner, and subsequently joined 2nd Divisional
Ammunition Column. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, 19th
November, 1917. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 6th April, 1918.
Service : West Coast of Scotland Patrol and Submarine fighting.
Mentioned in Despatches
(6th September, 1918).

Demobilized, 29th June, 1919.

Note: Mr. Layton was Mentioned in Despatches for services
against an enemy submarine. He sighted the latter, and reported
it, with the result that it was promptly located and destroyed by
trawlers.

Leach, Joseph Haughton — Private. Born 15th October,
1896, at New Ross, Ireland. Educated at Drogheda Grammar
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 1913. Enlisted,
12th August, 1914, from Outlook branch, in 5th (Western Cavalry)
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Principal action: Ypres,
24th April, 1915. Wounded in the leg and sHghtly gassed, 24th
April, 1915. Subsequently taken prisoner of war, remaining in
Germany for two years and seven months, after which time he was
exchanged to Switzerland owing to bad health. Demobilized, 25th
August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd September,
1919.

Note: We quote the following from Private Leach:

"The life of the prisoners in Germany was beyond all human
exaggeration, and had it not been for the food sent from England, I
am afraid very few of the men would have returned; as it was,
several hundred men died for no reason other than starvation and
cruelty."

Private Leach was fortunate enough to be exchanged on 28th
November, 1917, and was interned in Switzerland, being repatriated
on 10th December, 1918.

Leader, William Kenneth Muntz — Captain, M.C. Born
18th May, 1894. Father, W. C. Leader, Lieutenant, Royal Naval
Reserve. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st April, 1913.
Enlisted, August, 1914, from Queen East, Toronto, branch, in 9th
Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private. Subsequently
promoted Lieutenant and Captain.



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Awarded

The Military Cross

(New Year's Honours List)

(January, 1917).

Subsequent occupation: Assumed military duties as a profession.

192.

Lease, Harry Smith— Flight Cadet. Born 18th March,

1890. Father, William Leask, Assistant Keeper, H.M. Sasine
Office, Edinburgh. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th December,
1909. Enlisted, August, 1918, from Calgary branch, in
Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.

Leather, Edwin Russell — Captain, M.C. Born 24th July,

1891, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Father, Thomas Edwin
Leather (deceased). Educated at Highfield School, Hamilton.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th June, 1909. Enlisted,
September, 1914, from First Street West, Calgary, branch, in 4th
Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to Headquarters, 2nd Canadian Divisional Artillery,
December, 1915. Promoted Captain, 3rd March, 1916. Principal
actions: Loos, St. Eloi, Third Battle of Ypres, Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, 1917.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(May, 1916.)

(King's Birthday Honours List)

10th June, 1916.

Demobilized, 19th March, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Stock

Farming in England.

Leavitt, Harris Ray— Private. Born 15th October, 1895,
at Compton, Quebec, Canada. Father, Charles D. Leavitt,
Farmer. Educated at Hatley Academy, Hatley, Quebec, and
Mankato Commercial College, Minneapolis, U.S.A. Entered the
service of the Bank, 17th July, 1916. Enlisted, May, 1918, from
Lougheed branch, in Royal North Western Mounted Pohce, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Canadian Dragoons,
July, 1918. Principal action: Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, 15th
June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th August, 1919.

Le Dain, Eric George Bryant — Gunner. Born 5th June,
1894, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, Thomas E. Le Dain
(deceased), late Chief Clerk, Canadian Pacific Railway. Educated
at Montreal Public School, and Lachine Academy. Entered the



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service of the Bank, 1st August, 1912. Enlisted, 25th September,
1916, from Montreal branch, in 79th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 1st Reserve
Battery, Shorncliffe, England, December, 1916; 3rd Divisional
Ammunition Column, February, 1917; 40th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, August, 1917. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge,
Hill 70. Passchendaele, 1917; Mons, 1918. Invalided to England,
November, 1917. Rejoined 40th Battery in France, 24th October,
1918. Demobilized. 13th February, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 17th March, 1919.

Lee, Albert Ammerman — Flight Cadet. Born 19th Novem-
ber, 1894. Father, Rev. William D. Lee, Presbyterian Minister.
Entered the service of the Bank, 8th May, 1911. Enlisted,
February, 1918, from Brockville branch, in Royal Flying Corps,
with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force,
1st April, 1918.

Lee, Douglas William — Corporal. Born 3rd August, 1889,
at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, W. Lee (retired). Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st November, 1915. Enlisted, 22nd June,
1916, from Crossfield branch, in 187th Canadian Battahon, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 50th Canadian Battahon, 22nd
April, 1917; Canadian Forestry Corps, Bramshott, 27th February,
1918. Promoted Corporal. Wounded (gun shot), in the right
thigh, 3rd June, 1917. Demobilized, 21st August, 1919.

+LEFROT, Eraser Keith — Second Lieutenant. Born 1st
February, 1895. Father, A. H. F. Lefroy, Barrister (deceased).
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th September, 1912. Left
Yonge and EgUnton, Toronto, branch, to take up miHtary duty,
1st December, 1915. Enlisted in Royal Horse Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Promoted Second Lieutenant.
Died of Wounds, 7th April, 1917.

Leggat, William — Lieutenant-Colonel, M.C. Born 23rd

October, 1877. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th January,

1895. Enlisted, in Canadian Siege Artillery, September, 1915, from

Montreal branch, where he was Assistant Manager.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(New Year's Honours List, January, 1918).

Mentioned in Despatches

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field. 138.



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Legh-Jones, George — Lieutenant, M.B.E. Born 24th

March, 1890. Father, Edward Legh-Jones, Chief Accountant,

Cambrian Railway. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th March,

1911. Enlisted, 4th August, 1914, from London, England, branch.

Appointed

A Member of the Order of the British Empire

for

Services rendered in connection with the War.

Legh-Jones, William Walwin — Lieutenant. Born 23rd
March, 1899. Father, Edward Legh-Jones, Chief Accountant,
Cambrian Railway. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th
March, 1916. Enlisted, April, 1917, from London, England,
branch, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Promoted Lieutenant.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 17th November, 1919.

(Brother of G. Legh-Jones).

Leigh-Bennett, Henry Granville — Second Lieutenant.
Born 11th June, 1896, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father,
Grenville Leigh-Bennett, Departmental Manager, The T. Eaton
Company, Limited. Educated at Kew Beach Public School, and
Riverdale Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
20th August, 1912. Enlisted, 20th August, 1914, from Gerrard
and Pape, Toronto, branch, in 2nd Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps,
April, 1917; 2/1 Royal Bucks Hussars, 30th July, 1918. Promoted
Sergeant, April, 1917; Second Lieutenant, 30th July, 1918.
Principal action: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915. Gun shot wound
in the right hip, 22nd April, 1915. Demobilized, 4th April, 1919.
Subsequent occupation: Entered the employment of Wilton C.
Eddis & Sons, Chartered Accountants.

Leighton, Joseph Mervin — Staff Sergeant, M.S.M. Born
28th February, 1892, at Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Father,
George A. Leighton, Farmer (retired). Educated at Orangeville
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1910.
Enlisted, 11th November, 1915, from Danville branch, in 87th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
9th Area Employment Company (attached Y.M.C.A.), June, 1917.
Promoted Corporal, September, 1917; Sergeant, October, 1918.
Subsequently promoted Staff-Sergeant. Principal action and
service: Somme, 1916; employed as Cashier at Young Men's
Christian Association Headquarters, Canadian Corps, for two
years.



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Awarded
The Meritorious Service Medal
for
Good Service at the Front.
Demobilized, 6th September, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 15th October, 1919.

Leishman, George Edward — Lieutenant. Born 10th March,
1897, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, WiUiam H. Leishman,
President, William H. Leishman & Company, Limited. Educated
at St. Andrew's College, Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank,
-tth January, 1915. Enlisted, 10th September, 1915, from Queen
and Bathurst, Toronto, branch, in Canadian Expeditionary Force,
with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 166th Canadian
BattaHon, December, 1916; Royal Flying Corps, March, 1917.
Service: Flying Officer (Observer) in France for two months;
subsequently employed as an Instructor in Royal Air Force in
Canada. Severely wounded in the head — part of the skull
removed — 5th June, 1917. Demobilized, 1st April, 1919.

*Leitch, Earl Goodwin — Bombardier. Born 30th June,
1897, at Listowel, Ontario, Canada. Father, A. W. Leitch,
Merchant. Educated at Kitsilano Public School and King
Edward High School, Vancouver. Entered the service of the
Bank, 22nd March, 1913. Enlisted, 1st January, 1916, from
Kitsilano, Vancouver, branch, in 50th (Queens) Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Driver. Transferred to 51st
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, and subsequently to 11th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. Promoted Bombardier.
Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Lens, Arleux, Fresnoy, La
Coulotte, 1917.

Killed in Action, 10th July, 1917.

Le Lievre, Stanley St. John — Private. Born 24th June,
1897, at Jersey, Channel Islands. Father, Thomas Francis Le
Lievre, Merchant. Educated at Victoria College, Jersey. Entered
the service of the Bank, 19th August, 1913. Enlisted, 28th April,
1918, from Wellington Street, Sherbrooke, branch, in 1st Tank
Battalion.Canadian Tank Corps, with the rank of Private. Service:
Training in Canada and England. Demobilized, 28th May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th June, 1919.

Lepper, Reginald Heber — Conducteur-Sergeant. Born 19th
July, 1896, at Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. Father, James A.
Lepper (retired). Educated at St. Andrew's College, Toronto,
and University of Bordeaux, France (four months, pending return



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to United States after Armistice). Entered the service of the
Bank, 18th January, 1915. EnHsted, 30th June, 1917, from
Bassano branch, in 184th Field Artillery, French Army, with the
rank of Soldat fe Classe. Granted discharge from French Army,
30th October, 1917, in order to join the American Army. Promoted
Conducteur-Sergeant, 22nd July, 1917. Principal actions:
Chemin des Dames, first and second Battles; Ainse Offensive,
1917, and employed as Instructor with American Army.

Awarded a Certificate of Honour from the French Government
for services rendered.

Demobilized, 29th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 22nd September, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 2nd October, 1920.

Note: Sergeant Lepper volunteered for service with the
French Army (after rejection on medical grounds by the Canadian
authorities) and was accepted. He and several companions
equipped themselves and went Overseas, serving with the French
Forces until they were transferred to the American Army on its
arrival in France.

Leslie, Charles — Bugler. Born 18th July, 1900. Father,
E. C. Leslie, Mechanic. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th
August, 1914. Enlisted, January, 1916, from Calgary branch,
with the rank of Bugler.

Leslie, Thomas Edward — Private. Born 5th May, 1893,
at Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland. Father, Thomas J. Leslie
(deceased). Educated at Kilkenny College, and Galway Grammar
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th March, 1913.
Enlisted, 12th January, 1918, from Gilbert Plains branch, in 1st
Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 11th Canadian Reserve Battalion, February, 1918.
Service: Trained as a Signaller in Canada and England. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 25th July, 1919.

^-Le Thicke, Gerald Mann — Second Lieutenant. Born 6th
January, 1894, at Bisham, Berkshire, England. Father, Septimus
Cox Le Thicke. Educated at Oxford High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 16th January, 1914. Enlisted, 5th August,
1914, from Danforth and Broadview, Toronto, branch, in 1st
Canadian Contingent, with the rank of Private. Joined 5th
Battalion, South Wales Borderers, as Second Lieutenant, in
February, 1915.

Killed in a motor accident, just prior to leaving for the Front,
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Lewis, Ernest Gordon — Private. Born 26th January, 1898,
in Barbados, British West Indies. Father, Joseph William Lewis,
Sugar Planter. Educated at Christ Church Foundation School,
Barbados. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd August, 1916.
Enlisted, 16th April, 1917, from Richmond branch, in Canadian
Reserve Cyclist Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 14th Canadian Battalion, 26th September, 1917; Canadian
Army Medical Corps, 20th March, 1918. Principal action: Pass-
chendaele, 1917. Demobilized, 29th April, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 21st August, 1919.

Lewis, Frederick Ira — Lieutenant. Born 27th January,
1896, at Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Frederick W.
Lewis, Doctor (deceased). Educated at Orangeville High School,
and University of Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank,
17th December, 1914. Enlisted, 1st June, 1916, from Orangeville
branch, in 164th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to Royal Canadian Regiment, France, September,
1916. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917.
Wounded in both hands and the leg, 9th April, 1917. Demobilized,
15th April, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service. Subsequent occupation: Studying medicine at
the University of Toronto.

Lewis, George Thomas — Staff Sergeant. Born 17th June.
1892, at Guernsey, Channel Isles. Father, James P. Lewis,
Hardware Merchant. Educated at Intermediate School of
Guernsey. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th October, 1913.
Enhsted, 31st July, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 78th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 32nd
Canadian Battalion, October, 1915; Canadian Army Pay Corps,
July, 1916. Promoted Corporal, August, 1915; Sergeant, Novem-
ber, 1915; Staff Sergeant, July, 1917. Served with the Canadian
Army Pay Corps. Demobilized, 10th July, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 5th August, 1919. 77.

Lewis, John Douglas — Lieutenant. Born 20th December,
1889, at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Arthur
Douglas Lewis (deceased). Educated at private school, Croydon,
England, and Queen's School, Vancouver, B.C. Entered the
service of the Bank, 25th August, 1905. Enlisted, 16th December,
1916, from Superintendent's Department, Vancouver, in 6th
Regiment, Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, with the rank of