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Lieutenant. Transferred to 1st Depot Battalion, British Columbia



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Regiment; 1st Canadian Reserve, Seaford, England; Royal Air
Force, Borden. Service in Canada and England. Demobilized,
31st December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 31st
December, 1918.

Leybourne, Abraham David James — Private. Born 4th
April, 1897, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Father, S. Loftus
Leybourne, Farmer. Educated at Blue Coat School, and Rath-
mines College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th
January, 1914. Enlisted, 29th March, 1916, from Watrous branch,
in 195th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 102nd Canadian Battalion 28th November, 1916; 2nd Canadian
Motor Machine Gun Brigade, 6th June, 1918. Principal actions:
Vimy Ridge, Lens, 1917; Somme, Cambrai, 1918. Gassed (shell),
3rd August, 1917. Demobilized, 13th July, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 23rd August, 1919.

^Lindsay, William Simpson — Private. Born 3rd January,
1893, at Huron Township, Ontario, Canada. Father, William
Lindsay, Farmer. Educated at Huron Township, School Section
No. 15, and Walkerton High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st September, 1909. Enlisted, 27th February, 1916, from
Peterboro branch, in 59th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 12th Reserve Battalion, England, 8th
April, 1917; 75th Canadian Battalion, France, 23rd April, 1917.
Service: with Canadian Pay and Records Branch in London,
England, for one year; two months in France. Wounded while
returning from scout duty at night, 7th June, 1917.

Died of Wounds at Le Treport General Hospital, France, 11th
June, 1917.

LiNNiTT, Arthur — Private. Born 27th November, 1892, at
Rushden, Northamptonshire, England. Father, John Linnitt,
Machinist. Educated at Public School, Rushden. Entered the
service of the Bank, 29th April, 1912. EnHsted, 5th January,
1918, from Head Office, Toronto, in Canadian Machine Gun Corps,
with the rank of Private. Principal action: Cambrai, 1918.
Demobilized, 25th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
9th June, 1919.

■tLiPSHAM, Cecil Watts — Private. Born 29th June, 1891.
Father, Alfred Watts Lipsham, Solicitor. Entered the service of
the Bank, 8th October, 1912. EnHsted, August, 1914, from
Vancouver branch, in 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion, with the
rank of Private.

Killed in Action, 17th May, 1915.



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+L1TCHFIELD, Richard William Reginald — Flight Cadet.
Born 9th July, 1895, at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Father, Heury Oswald Litchfield, Bookseller and Stationer.
Educated at Boys' Central School, Victoria High School, Victoria,
B.C., and Washington University, Seattle. Entered the service of
the Bank, 15th December, 1914. EnHsted, November, 1917, from
New Westminster branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of
Flight Cadet.

Accidentally killed at Camp Beamsville, Ontario, 2nd May,
1918, in a crash which resulted in the death of two Cadets and two
Flight Lieutenants. He was buried with full military honours
from Christ Church Cathedral, in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria,
B.C., 10th May, 1918.

Little, Frederick John — Second Lieutenant. Born 16th
January, 1897, at Comber, County Down, Ireland. Father,
William Little, Inspector, Royal Irish Constabulary. Educated at
Educational Institution, Dundalk. Entered the service of the
Bank, 23rd July, 1913. EnHsted, 16th November, 1914, from
Lloydminster branch, in 32nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 5th Canadian Battahon, 30th April, 1915;
Royal InniskiHing Fusiliers, 31st October, 1917. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, March, 1917; Second Lieutenant, October, 1917. Princi-
pal actions: Festubert, 1915; Egypt and Palestine, Le Catelet,
Gouy, Le Cateau, 1918. Wounded (shrapnel), in the left leg and
foot, 24th May, 1915; in the left arm, 27th October, 1918.
DemobiUzed, 16th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
31st May, 1919.

Livingston, Frank Iverson — Private. Born 26th January,
1897. Father, J. A. Livingston, Broker. Entered the service
of the Bank, 3rd July, 1915. EnHsted, February, 1916, from
Winnipeg branch, in Canadian Army Dental Corps, with the rank
of Private.

Livingston, Stanley Lyman — Private. Born 3rd October,
1894, at Frankville, Ontario, Canada. Father, WilHam D. Living-
ston, Farmer. Educated at Athens High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 10th October, 1916. EnHsted, 8th June, 1918,
from Schumacher branch, in 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario
Regiment, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 6th Canadian
Reserve Battalion, 19th July, 1918. Service: Engaged in clerical
work in England. DemobiHzed, 3rd July, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 21st October, 1919.



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*LiviNGSTONE, Roger Marshall — Private. Born 12th
August, 1893, at Lurgan, Ireland. Father, George Livingstone,
Boot and Shoe Store Proprietor. Educated at Lurgan Model
School, Lurgan College, Sligo Grammar School, Mountjoy School,
Dublin, and Connell's Academy, Belfast. Entered the service of
the Bank, 4th April, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1915, from Champion
branch, in 3rd Canadian Divisional Cyclist Corps, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 74th Canadian Battalion; 44th Canadian
Battalion, July, 1916. Principal action: Somme, 1916. Gun
shot wound in the head, 25th October, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 27th October, 1916, at a Casualty Clearing
Station in France. 338.

Lloyd, Arthur Balfour Fitzwilliam — Captain. Born 7th
July, 1891, at Avoca, Ireland. Father, Rev. W. B. Lloyd, M.A.,
Clerk in Holy Orders (deceased). Educated at Fettes College,
Edinburgh. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th June, 1909.
Enlisted, August, 1915, from New Westminster branch, in 72nd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
1st Canadian Reserve Battalion, April, 1918. Promoted Lieu-
tenant, September, 1917; Captain, April, 1919. Service: All
Canadian engagements from August, 1916, to May, 1917. Slight
shrapnel wound in the right hand, 9th April, 1917. DemobiUzed,
July, 1919.

"i"LLoyD, St. George Otway — Sergeant. Born 20th March,
1893, at Rathmullan, Ireland. Father, Rev. W. B. Lloyd, M.A.,
Clerk in Holy Orders (deceased). Educated at Ellesmere College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 27th September, 1912. Enlisted,
June, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in Fort Garry Horse, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 78th Canadian Battalion, July,
1915. Promoted Lance-Corporal, Corporal and Sergeant, July,
1915. (Recommended for Commission shortly before his death in
action.) Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge,
1917.

Mentioned in Despatches

(May, 1917)

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Killed in Action, 19th February, 1917.

Note: We quote the following description by the Canadian
Record OflSce of the gallant deed for which Sergeant Lloyd volun-
teered and which cost him his life:



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"78th Battalion Raid, February 19th, 1917."
"One mine shaft was discovered in which an engine was heard
and several Germans were working or had taken shelter from our
artillery fire. Sergeant Lloyd placed a large portable charge of
explosives at the head of the shaft and despite the danger which
he knew he must himself incur, he ignited the fuse and then sought
to escape. But the terrific upheaval which followed was not only
the explosion of the charge but of the German mine itself in which
evidently a great quantity of explosives had already been placed.
Masses of earth, some of which must have weighed several tons,
were thrown into the air. The gallant Sergeant Lloyd was unfor-
tunately buried beneath this avalanche but the German front line
at that point was blown to pieces and many of the enemy were
killed." 235.

(Brother of A. B. F. Lloyd.)
+Llwyd, Charlewood Derwent — Captain, M.C. Born 14th
October, 1894, at Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A. Father, Very Rev.
Dr. J. P. D. Llwyd, Clergyman, Dean of Nova Scotia. Educated
at Collegiate School, Victoria, B.C. Entered the service of the
Bank, 14th February, 1911. Enlisted, September, 1914, from
Halifax branch, in 63rd Halifax Rifles, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to 13th Battalion (Montreal Highlanders), April, 1916.
Promoted Captain. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy
Ridge, Hill 70, Lens, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Flesh
wounds in the neck, shoulder and both legs, at Lens, 13th
August, 1917.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"He held a barricade on the left flank of his Com-
pany under very heavy fire with great courage and
determination. Later he did fine work rescuing
wounded." (London Gazette.)

Note: The action above mentioned took place
at Mouquet Farm (Somme) on the 16th September,
1916.
Killed in Action, at Cambrai, 1st October, 1918.
LoBLET, Arthxjr Cecil — Lieutenant. Born 8th September,
1890, in England. Father, Arthur Lister Lobley, Artist.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 1913. Enlisted,
May, 1916, from Saskatoon branch, in 6th Universities (Overseas)
Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps. Promoted
Lieutenant.



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LoBLEY, Owen Rickell — Lieutenant-Colonel, O.B.E. Born
22nd December, 1887, at Bournemouth, England. Father, Arthur
Lister Lobley, Artist. Educated at Bournemouth Secondary
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th July, 1907.
Enlisted, August, 1914, from Winnipeg branch, where he was
Assistant Accountant, in Fort Garry Horse, with the rank of
Lieutenant. Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps, 22nd
September, 1914. Promoted Captain, 22nd September, 1914;
Major, 14th June, 1916; Lieutenant-Colonel, 9th May, 1918.
Served as Acting Field Cashier, 1st Canadian Division, in France;
later as OflBcer in charge of Pay and Allowances; Assistant Deputy
Paymaster General.

Appointed

An Officer of the Order of the British Empire

(1st January, 1918)

for

Good Service, Initiative and Devotion to Duty.

(Brother of A. C. Lobley). 6.

Lockerby, John Erskine — Private. Born 13th May, 1895, at
Fortune Cove, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father, H. Russell
Lockerby, Farmer. Educated at Fortune Cove School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 29th March, 1911. Enlisted, 6th August,
1914, from Vancouver branch, in 72nd BattaHon, Seaforth High-
landers of Canada, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 16th
Battalion (Canadian Scottish), September, 1914. Principal actions:
Neuve Chapelle, Langemarck, 1915. Wounded in the right
shoulder, and arm shattered by explosive bullet, 22nd April, 1915.
DemobiHzed, 31st May, 1917, on account of being medically unfit
for further miUtary service, due to severity of wounds. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 4th August, 1917. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 14th February, 1920, to accept a position with a
brokerage and insurance firm in Bridgewater. 8, 11.

SLOGAN, William Blackwood — Private. Born 26th January,
1886, at Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Robert A.
Logan, Bookkeeper. Educated at Public and High Schools, Bridge-
water. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st June, 1903. Enlisted,
April, 1916, from Kamsack branch, where he was Accountant, in
101st (Winnipeg) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 16th BattaHon (Canadian Scottish), ISth September, 1916.
Principal action: Somme, 1916.

Reported missing, and officially presumed Killed in Action, 9th
October, 1916.



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Long, Albert Edward Robert — Flight Cadet. Born 11th
December, 1894. Father, William Long. Entered the service of
the Bank, 16th September, 1915. Enlisted, May, 1918, from Morse
branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th December, 1918.

LoKDEN, James Collison — Flight Cadet. Born 8th March,
1888, at Bedford, Quebec, Canada. Father, Daniel Stephen
Lordcn, Needle-Maker. Educated at Frankhn Grammar School,
Concord, New Hampshire, and Bedford Academy, Bedford.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1012, from Eastern
Townships Bank. EnHsted, 17th May, 1918, from Rock Island
branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Demobihzed, 20th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 8th January, 1919.

LoRiMER, John — Lieutenant. Born 28th February, 1896,
at Doagh, County Antrim, Ireland. Father, J. Lorimer, Farmer.
Entered the service of the Bank, 28th May, 1913. EnHsted, 29th
February, 1916, from Vegreville branch, in 196th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lieutenant, 28th
April, 1917. Demobihzed, 5th April, 1919.

LouGHRiN, John Patrick — Gunner. Born 6th August, 1895,
at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Father, P. J. Loughrin.
Educated at St. Cecelia's, and St. Michael's College, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd May, 1916. Enlisted, 17th
December, 1917, from Toronto branch, in Cobourg Heavy Battery,
Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Service: Clerical
work at Artillery Headquarters, Witley, Surrey, and Borden, Hants,
England. Demobilized, 4th February, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 24th February, 1919.

LovETT, James Henry — Lieutenant-Colonel, M.C. Born
26th July, 1889, at Ayr, Ontario, Canada. Father, Dr. William
Lovett. Educated at Gait and Paris Collegiate Institutes.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st October, 1907. Enlisted,
August, 1914, from Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg, branch, in 16th
Battalion (Canadian Scottish), with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 13th BattaUon (Royal Highlanders), as Lieutenant,
September, 1915. Promoted Captain, May, 1916; Major,
September, 1916; Lieutenant-Colonel, December, 1918 (in com-
mand of Battalion seven months.). Principal actions: Ypres,
Festubert, 1915; Ypres, Somme, 1916; commanding 20th Reserve
Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), Bramshott and Ripon,
England.



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Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his
company to the support of another unit and reorgan-
ized the line, displaying great courage and determina-
tion throughout. Later, he bombed a party of the
enemy out of their trench and consolidated a new
line at this point. He set a fine example to his men."
(Supplement to the London Gazette, 14th November,
1916.)
Gun shot wounds, 19th March, 1916; 7th June, 1916, and 7th
September, 1916. Demobilized, 3rd September, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 3rd October, 1919. 13, 17, 56, 78, 147.

+Low, John — Private. Born 3rd May, 1883, at Beaufort
Cottage, Kiltarlity, Scotland. Father, Andrew Low, Farmer.
Educated at Aberfeldy Public School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 13th May, 1907. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Winnipeg
branch, in 16th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Principal action: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915.
Killed in Action, 18th May, 1915.

LowTHER, John — Staff Sergeant. Born 15th August, 1893,
at Londonderry, Ireland. Father, John Lowther (retired). Edu-
cated at Londonderry, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank,
23rd July, 1913. Enlisted, 25th October, 1914, from Winnipeg
branch, in 27th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Military Reserve Depot, May, 1917; Headquarters,
Overseas Mihtary Forces of Canada, July, 1917. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, August, 1916; Sergeant, February, 1918; Staff Sergeant,
October, 1918. Principal actions: Kemmel Hill, October, 1915;
St. Eloi, April, 1916; Somme, September, 1916. Shell shock and
contusion of the shoulder. Demobilized, 16th September, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th September, 1919.

LuGSDiN, Harold Joseph — Flight Cadet. Born 27th Feb-
ruary, 1899, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. H. Lugsdin,
Manager, The Canadian Bank of Commerce, St. John, N.B.
Educated at Aberdeen High School, Moncton, N.B. Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st August, 1916. EnUsted, 30th May, 1918,
from Amherst branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Service: Training in Canada for Pilot's certificate.
Demobilized, 3rd December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 23rd December, 1918.



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LuMB, Francis Vickerman — Captain. Born 22nd April,
1887, at Bradford, England. Father, J. H. Lumb, Home Civil
Service. Educated at Royal High School, Edinburgh. Entered
the service of the Bank, 11th January, 1906. Enlisted, 21st March,
1916, from Calgary branch, where he was Accountant, in -Ith
Canadian Pioneers, with the rank of Captain. Transferred to
Canadian Corps Ammunition Park, 15th July, 1917. Service:
With Canadian Corps Headquarters from July, 1917, to January,
1919. Demobilized, June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
14th June, 1919.

LuNAN, John — Private. Born 9th October, 1895, at Tanna-
dice, Forfar, Scotland. Father, James C. Lunan, Tailor and
Clothier (retired). Educated at Tannadice Public School and
Forfar Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd September,
1913. Enlisted, 19th January, 1916, from Briercrest branch, in
229th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Headquarters Staff, MiHtary District No. 12, Regina, 7th April,
1916; attached to 1st Depot Battalion, as Sergeant-Instructor.
Drafted to 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, 5th August, 1918.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 4th June, 1916; Corporal, 7th June,
1916; Sergeant, 5th November, 1916. (Reverted to the ranks to
proceed Overseas, 2nd April, 1918). Principal action: Arras,
August-September, 1918. Gun shot wound in the right leg, 15th
September, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st November,
1919.

*LtrPTON, Mervyn Mansell — Company Sergeant-Major.
Born 6th October, 1893, at Lee, Kent, England. Father, Hugh
Lupton, Naval and Army Tutor. Educated at The Beeches Pre-
paratory School, Melbourn, Herts, and Kingsbridge Grammar
School, South Devon. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th
October, 1910. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Victoria branch, in
7th Battalion (1st British Columbia Regiment), with the rank of
Private. Served in Artillery Home Defence until May, 1915.
Promoted Lance-Corporal; Corporal and Sergeant, June, 1916;
Company Sergeant-Major, April, 1917. Principal actions: Third
Battle of Ypres (Mount Sorel), June, 1916; Somme, 1916;
Souchez, Vimy Ridge, 1917.

Killed in Action, at Vimy Ridge, 9th April, 1917. He was
buried at the 7th Battalion Cemetery at Thelus.

+Ltall, William Herbert — Private. Born 21st August, 1807.
Father, Herbert C. Lyall, Merchant. Entered the service of the



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Bank, 19th August, 1915. Enlisted, May, 1916, from Princeton
branch, in 231st Canadian BattaUon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 72nd Canadian Battalion.

Killed in Action, 29th September, 1918.
"J"Lynch, Cecil Antony — Private. Born 1st May, 1897, at
Whitley-on-Sea, England. Father, Drewry Nicholas Lynch
(deceased). Educated at Lloydminster High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 8th March, 1915. Enlisted, April, 1916, from
Lloydminster branch, in 196tli (Western Universities) Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to Borden Motor Machine
Gun Battery. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele,
1917.

Killed in Action, 24th March, 1918, at the opening of the
German Offensive.

"One of the finest young chaps I have ever known. Abso-
lutely clean living, always cheerful even under the most adverse
conditions, and the life and soul of any party he was with. He
was very trustworthy in the line, and seemed not to fear in the
slightest the most intense shell-fire. In him, the Battery lost one
of its best gunners, and, we, personally, one of our best friends."
— His Commanding Officer.

+Lyon, Lawrence Gordon — Lieutenant. Born 28th March,
1895. Father, Rev. Paul T. Lyon, Church of England Clergy-
man. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th June, 1912. Enlisted,
August, 1914, from Kitscoty branch, in Canadian Cavalry Depot,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Canadian
Regiment; 26th Canadian Reserve Battalion. Promoted Lieut-
enant. Wounded, 7th October, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 11th September, 1918.
•i'MAC.A.RDLE, Kenneth Henry Callan — Second Lieutenant.
Born 21st April, 1890. Father, Thomas C. Macardle, Brewer.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th February, 1911. Left San
Francisco branch, 18th January, 1915, to return to Old Country to
undertake miUtary duty. Enlisted in 17th Manchester Regiment,
with the rank of Second Lieutenant.

Killed in Action, 9th July, 1916.

Macaulay, John — Corporal. Born 28th April, 1896, at
Castle Rock, Derry, Ireland. Father, W. Macaulay, Builder and
Contractor. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th October, 1913.
Enlisted, 28th August, 1915, from High River branch, in 50th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal.
Wounded, 6th February, 1918. Demobihzed, 4th April, 1919.



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+MacCallum, Earle Carman — Lieutenant. Born 30th July,
1893, at Ekfrid, Ontario, Canada. Father, Archibald D. Mac-
Callum, Merchant (retired). Educated at School Section No. 4,
Ekfrid, and Glencoe High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 28th June, 1909. Enlisted, August, 1915, from Winnipeg
branch, in 78th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 1st Canadian Cavalry Brigade Supply Column,
7th December, 1915; 78th Canadian Battalion, October, 1917.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, October, 1916; Corporal, November,
1916; Sergeant, December, 1916; Lieutenant, September, 1917.
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Passchendaele, 1917.
Killed in Action, 31st October, 1917. 188.
MacCallum, Lorne Corneil — Bombardier. Born 17th
February, 1896, at Ekfrid, Ontario, Canada. Father, A. D.
MacCallum, Merchant (retired). Educated at School Section No.
4, Ekfrid, and Glencoe High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 16th October, 1911. Enlisted, March, 1916, from Fort
Rouge, Winnipeg, branch, in 59th Battery, Canadian Field Artil-
lery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 60th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, December, 1916. Promoted Bombardier,
August, 1917. Principal actions: Lens, Loos, Vimy, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Dury, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918.
Demobilized, 23rd June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
21st August, 1919.

(Brother of E. C. MacCallum.)

MacConnell, Islay Gormlet Carveth — Gunner. Born 9th
October, 1899, at Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Father, Islay
Philip MacConnell, late Manager, Canada Steamship Lines,
Toronto, and Sergeant, 13th Battalion, Canadian Railway
Troops (1915 to 1919). Educated at Lansdowne PubHc School,
and Harbord Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
10th November, 1915. Enlisted, 15th March, 1917, from Spadina
and College, Toronto, branch, in "C" Battery, Royal Canadian
Horse Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 4th
Canadian Divisional Trench Mortars, 6th June, 1917. Principal
actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai,
Valenciennes, 1918. Demobilized, 28th May, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 23rd June, 1919.

MacDiarmid, Ronald Sterling — Private, 1st Class (U.S.
Army). Born 10th April, 1896, at Calais, Maine, U.S.A. Father,
Archibald MacDiarmid, Commercial Salesman. Educated at
Fredericton (N.B.) Grammar and High Schools. Entered the



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service of the Bank, 28th July, 1913. Enlisted, 29th May, 1918,
from Summerside branch, in Company "H," 304th United States
Infantry, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Company "D,"
General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force, France.
Promoted Private, First Class. Engaged in clerical work with a
branch of American General Headquarters, stationed at Bourges,
Cher, France. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th Ndvember,
1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 10th April, 1920.

Macdonald, Donald John — Cadet, M.M. and Bar. Born
25th January, 1895, at Port Morien, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
Allan H. Macdonald, Miner. Educated at Glace Bay, (N.S.) High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd December, 1911.
Enlisted, 13th March, 1915, from Inspector's Department,
Sherbrooke, in 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada),
with the rank of Private. Principal actions: Third Battle of
Ypres, June, 1916; Somme, September-October, 1916; Vimy
Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, August-September, 1918;
Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Medal

for
Bravery in the Field
At Avion,
June, 1917.
Also Awarded
A Bar to the Military Medal
for
Bravery in the Field
At Cambrai, 1918.
Demobilized 8th February, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Credit