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Clerk, Dominion Coal Company Stores Department, April, 1919.
Note: Mr. Macdonald served continuously with his Battalion
in France from 9th October, 1915, to 23rd October, 1918, when he
proceeded to England to train for a Commission. The Armistice
was signed before his course was completed. 74.

Macdonald, George Wilfred — FHght Cadet. Born 28th
August, 1892, at Vernon Bridge, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Father, Joseph Macdonald, Farmer. Entered the service of the
Bank, 30th June, 1910. Enlisted, 15th March, 1918, from Swift
Current branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Demobilized, 2nd December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 14th December, 1918.



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Macdonald, Norman James — Lieutenant. Born 28th April,
1895. Father, Alexander W. Macdonald. Entered the service of
the Bank, 13th December, 1913. Enlisted, August, 1914, from
Portage la Prairie branch, in Royal Canadian Dragoons, with the
rank of Sergeant. Transferred to 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion,
The Royal Scots, as Second Lieutenant. Promoted Lieutenant.
Wounded, April, 1917.

MacDonald, Roderick — Bombardier. Born 20th April,
1894, at Mitchell, Ontario, Canada. Father, Angus MacDonald,
Merchant. Educated at Public School, Mitchell, and Collegiate
Institute, Stratford. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th April,
1912. EnHsted, 8th August, 1914, from Regina branch, in 1st
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, October, 1914. Promoted Bom-
bardier. Service: On active service in France and Belgium
for three years and five months with the Royal Canadian Horse
Artillery. Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th October, 1919.



Macdonald, Wilfred David — Sergeant. Born 26th Sep-
tember, 1897, at Wiarton, Ontario, Canada. Father, John H.
Macdonald, Veterinary Surgeon. Educated at Wiarton Public and
High Schools, Kamsack (Saskatchewan) High School, and Ontario
Agricultural College, Guelph. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th
May, 1916. Enlisted, 15th February, 1918, from Dresden branch,
in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Private. Subsequently
transferred to Headquarters Staff, Western Ontario Regiment.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, June, 1918; Corporal, July, 1918;
Sergeant, November, 1918. Demobilized, 15th January, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st January, 1919.

MacDougall, John William — Lieutenant. Born 19th Oct-
ober, 1897, at Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Fulton
MacDougall, Bank Manager (deceased). Educated at Aberdeen
High School, Moncton, N.B., and St. Andrew's College, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 25th January, 1916. Enlisted,
1st August, 1916, from Vancouver branch, in 68th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 2nd Canadian Artillery Brigade Headquarters, March, 1917;
5th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 1st Division, January, 1919.
Promoted Sergeant, September, 1918; Lieutenant, November, 1918.
Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Lens, Passchendaele, 1917;
Arras, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant Line, Cambrai, 1918. Wounded



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(high explosive shell) in the right hand, March, 1918. Demobilized,
May, 1919. Subsequent occupation: With Pemberton & Son,
Vancouver, B.C., May, 1919.

+MacDuff, William Brown — Second Lieutenant. Born 15th
June, 1893, at Lochgelly, Scotland. Father, Peter MacDuff,
Schoolmaster (Lieutenant-Colonel, 7th Black Watch). Educated
at Lochgelly Public School, and Dunfermline High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st August, 1912. Enlisted, 18th
June, 1915, from Gleichen branch, in 56th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Employed at Canadian Pay Office, London,
March, 1916. Transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal Highlanders
(Territorial Force) attached 11th Battalion, Border Regiment,
with the rank of Second Lieutenant, 29th August, 1917.
Killed in Action, at Ypres, 2nd December, 1917.

MacEachern, Roy— Fhght Cadet. Born 10th March, 1898,
at Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada. Father, J. S. MacEachern
(retired). Educated at West Kent School and Prince of Wales
College, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Entered the service of the Bank,
2nd May, 1917. Enlisted, 26th January, 1918, from Saskatoon
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Demobilized,
11th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 24th
December, 1918.

MacFeeters, William Gourlet — Flight Cadet. Born 13th
March, 1893, at Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland. Father,
William Edward MacFeeters, Physician and Surgeon. Educated
at Royal School, Raphoe. Entered the service of the Bank,
23rd January, 1912. Enlisted, 11th March, 1918, from Dauphin
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Fhght Cadet.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 28th December, 1918. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 30th September, 1919.

Macgillivrat, Henry Darroch — Gunner. Born 15th Sep-
tember, 1899, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Dugald
Macgillivray, Superintendent of Maritime and Newfoundland
Branches, The Canadian Bank of Commerce. Educated at
HaHfax County Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th
September, 1916. Enlisted, 10th September, 1917, from Halifax
branch, in 10th Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Artillery Regimental Depot,
England, 7th December, 1917; Canadian Corps, Heavy Artillery,



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France, 10th October, 1918. Service: Clerical work in England
from 7th December, 1917, to 9th October, 1918. On active service
in France and Belgium from 10th October, 1918. Demobilized,
9th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th July, 1919.

Macilrot, Vincent Louis — Lieutenant. Born 25th Novem-
ber, 1893, at London, England. Father, James Louis Macilroy,
Surgeon-Dentist (deceased). Educated at Westminster Cathedral
Choir School, London. Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd
May, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1915, from Milestone branch, in
68th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 32nd Reserve Battalion, May, 1916; 5th Battalion (Western
Cavalry), November, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, February,
1917; Corporal, April, 1917; Sergeant, April, 1917; Lieutenant, 5th
August, 1918. Principal actions; Vimy Ridge, April, 1917; Hill
70, 15th August, 1917. Gun shot wound in the right knee, 15th
August, 1917. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th June, 1919.

MacKat, Cecil Murray — Gunner. Born 22nd August, 1890,
at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Winslow C. MacKay,
Shipbuilder. Educated at Shelburne Academy. Entered the
service of the Bank, 27th July, 1909. Enlisted, 18th November,
1917, from Halifax branch, in 10th Siege Battery, Canadian
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Reserve Artillery, England, February, 1918; 10th Siege Battery,
France, September, 1918. Engaged in the actions during the final
retreat of the Germans from France and Belgium, October and
November, 1918. Demobilized, 14th May, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 25th June, 1919.

Mackay, Evander McIvor — Quartermaster Sergeant. Born
6th November, 1895, at Erebell, Scotland. Father, E. M. Mackay,
Farmer. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th June, 1913. En-
listed, 16th March, 1915, from Vancouver branch, in 47th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Subsequently promoted
Quartermaster-Sergeant. Wounded (gun shot), in the right arm,
22nd March, 1916.

Mackay, James Angus — Second Lieutenant. Born 6th
November, 1891, at Rochester, New York, U.S.A. Father, Angus
Mackay, Wholesale and Retail Merchant (retired). Educated at
Trinity Academy, Edinburgh. Entered the service of the Bank,
19th October, 1908. Enlisted, August, 1917, from Superintendent's
Department, Winnipeg, in Overseas Training Corps, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, as Flight Cadet,



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September, 1917. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 24th February,
1918. Trained in Texas and England — Qualified as Flying Instruc-
tor in England. Demobilized, June, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 6th September, 1919.

MacKay, Wilfrid Barker — Lieutenant. Born 6th June,
1896, at IngersoU, Ontario, Canada. Father, Angus MacKay,
Physician. Educated at IngersoU Public School and Ingersoll
Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th Decem-
ber, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1915, from St. Thomas branch, in
No. 2 Canadian Field Ambulance, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 168th Canadian Battalion; attached to Royal
Flying Corps, April, 1917. Promoted Lieutenant, January, 1916.
On active service with Royal Flying Corps at Arras and St. Quentin.
Made prisoner of war, 27th July, 1917. (Repatriated, 14th
December, 1918.) Slight wound in the left leg, 27th July, 1917.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th March, 1919.

Note: Mr MacKay was shot down near Douai about eight
miles behind the enemy lines while on a bomb-dropping expedition.
He was interned at the following prison camps: Karlsruhe, Heidel-
burg and Holzminden.

Mackechnie, Charles Wallace Crawford — Air Mechanic.
Born 2nd June, 1897. Father, C. W. Mackechnie, Bookkeeper.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd February, 1914. Enlisted,
October, 1917, from Toronto branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with
the rank of Private.

•frMACKEDiE, Alan Reginald — Captain. Born 18th December,
1890, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, John Williamson
Mackedie (deceased). Educated at Westmount Academy.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from
Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 4th July, 1915, from Van-
couver branch, in 47th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Lieutenant. Transferred to 18th Canadian Battalion, April, 1916.
Promoted Captain. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Passchen-
daele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Severely wounded in
the arm, shoulder and chest, July, 1916, at Dickebusch.

Killed in Action, 28th August, 1918, by a sniper, while attack-
ing a machine-gun position. Buried in France by the Arras-
Cambrai road, near Cambrai. 81.

MacKellar, Gordon Archibald — Private. Born 29th
August, 1897, at St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Father, Duncan
John MacKellar, Foreman, Building Department, Michigan Central
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and St. Thomas Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the
Bank, 11th February, 1915. Enlisted, 14th March, 1918, from
St. Thomas branch, in No. 1 District Depot, with the rank of
Private. Service: Clerical work in Canada. Demobilized, 21st
January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th January,
1919.

Mackenzie, Tom Perceval — Major, M.C. Born 1st July,
1883, at Melksham, England. Father, David Mackenzie, Civil
Engineer. Educated at Glenalmond School, George Watson's
College, and Edinburgh University. Entered the service of the
Bank, 20th November, 1907. Enlisted, 27th December, 1915, from
Head Ofl5ce, Toronto, in 123rd Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 7th Battalion, Canadian
Engineers, 24th May, 1918, as Adjutant. Promoted Captain,
11th November, 1917; Major, 27th January, 1919. Principal
actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Lens, Avion, Passchendaele, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mens, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
(October, 1917).
"As Signal Officer to the Brigade, he rendered
invaluable service in maintaining communications
under most trying conditions. He showed a complete
disregard for personal safety in his repeated efforts
to repair and maintain these lines." {London Gazette
Supplement, 22nd March, 1918).
DemobiHzed, 28th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
9th April, 1919.

+ Mackenzie, William Archibald Gillies — Lieutenant.
Born 5th March, 1893, at Uig, Skye, Scotland. Father, John
MacKenzie (deceased) (late Factor on the Kilmuir Estate),
Skye, Scotland. Educated at Portree School and Kingussie High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 29th September, 1913.
Left Prince Arthur & Park, Montreal, branch, to undertake
mihtary duty, 24th September, 1914. Enlisted in 4th Cameron
Highlanders (Territorials), with the rank of Private. Transferred
to King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, as Second Lieutenant,
March, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, July, 1918. Principal
actions: Loos, Neuve Chapelle, Vimy Ridge, 1915; Somme,
1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; Givenchy, Cambrai, 1918.

Killed in Action (while leading his Company), in front of
Cambrai, 29th September, 1918. Buried in Sunken Road Ceme-
tery, Boisleux St. Marc, south of Arras.



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Macknight, Edwin Arnold Choate — Gunner. Born 3rd
April, 1899. Father, Rev. R. Macknight. Entered the service
of the Bank, 25th May, 1915. EnHsted, 14th October, 1916, from
Lewvan branch, in 77th Depot Battery, Canadian Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Served in France. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 13th May, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
7th June, 1920.

MacLean, Aldo Keith — Private. Born 15th December,
1898. Father, W. Charles MacLean, Building SuppHes. Entered
the service of the Bank, 30th August, 1915. Enlisted, October,

1918, from Turtleford branch, in Royal Naval Air Service, with the
rank of Private. Returned to duty with the Bank, 14th January,

1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st March, 1919.

MacLean, Hugh Fitzroy — Lance - Corporal. Born 3rd
September, 1894, at Goderich, Ontario, Canada. Father, Thomas
MacLean (retired). Educated at Whittier School, Colorado City,
U.S.A. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th July, 1911.
Enhsted, 11th May, 1916, from Cobalt branch, in 6th Battalion,
Canadian Railway Troops, with the rank of Private. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, 17th April, 1917. Service: Engaged in building
railways, and construction work in forward areas in France.
Gun shot wound, 21st March, 1918. Demobihzed, 6th April,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

MacLean, Sydney de Bellefeuille — Lieutenant. Born
10th April, 1894, at Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. Father,
John W. MacLean (deceased). Educated at Pembroke PubHc
School, and Ontario Business College, Belleville, Ontario. Entered
the service of the Bank, 10th June, 1912. Enlisted, 9th February,
1915, from Sherbrooke branch, in 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles,
with the rank of Private. Promoted Company Quartermaster Ser-
geant, April, 1915; Lieutenant, 24th May, 1917. Principal actions:
Third Battle of Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; Amiens,
Arras, 1918. Gun shot wound in the right hand, 27th August,
1918. Demobilized, 29th December, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 10th February, 1919.

MacLellan, George Robinette — Sergeant. Born 26th
December, 1896, at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd June, 1913. Enlisted, 10th
March, 1917, from Charlottetown branch, in Canadian Army
Dental Corps, with the rank of Private. Subsequently pro-
moted Sergeant. Demobihzed, 28th July, 1919.



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MacLennan, Alexander McDonald — Bombardier. Born
26th January, 1891, at Cromarty, Scotland. Father, John
MacLennan, Contractor (retired). Educated at Cromarty Higher
Grade School, and Royal High School, Edinburgh. Entered the
service of the Bank, 26th September, 1908. Enlisted, 17th March,
1916, from Winnipeg, branch, in 60th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Promoted Bombardier.
Principal actions: Lens, Hill 70, Vimy, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 14th July, 1919.

MacLeod, Ewen Vernon — Gunner. Born 15th September,
1893, at Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father,
George S. MacLeod, Merchant (retired). Educated at Hunter
River Public School, Prince of Wales College, and Charlotte-
town Business College. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th
October, 1913. EnHsted, 25th September, 1914, from Windsor,
Nova Scotia, branch, in 17th (Nova Scotia) Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 13th Battalion (Montreal
Highlanders), April, 1915; 2nd Heavy Battery, Canadian
Artillery, 13th February, 1917. Principal actions : Ypres,
Festubert, Givenchy, Ploegsteert, Messines, Kemmel, 1915;
Armentieres, Somme, 1916; Vimy, Passchendaele, 1917; Arras,
Cambrai, 1918; two months with Army of Occupation in Germany.
Wounded in the hand, by a German sniper, at No. 134 Trench,
Messines, August, 1915; in the nose and eye, at No. 140 trench,
January, 1916; gassed at Maroc, March, 1917, and at Fampoux,
Arras Front, September, 1918. Demobilized, May, 1919. 87.

Macleod, Norman Stuart^— Lieutenant. Born 22nd May,
1899, at Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Father, N. T.
Macleod, Sheep Rancher. Educated at Lethbridge High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th November, 1915. Enlisted,
29th September, 1917, from Lethbridge branch in Royal Flying
Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air
Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, January,
1918; Lieutenant, April, 1918. Employed as an Instructor in the
Royal Air Force; on active service in France from July, 1918, to
March, 1919. DemobiUzed, 23rd March, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 7th May, 1919.

MacLoughlin, Samuel — Lieutenant. Born 27th September,
1885, at Sweetsburg, Quebec, Canada. Father, Joseph Mac-
Loughlin, Lawyer and School Inspector. Educated at Cowans-
ville (Quebec) Academy. Entered the service of the Bank,



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1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 24th
February, 1916, from Guelph branch, where he was Accountant, in
153rd Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to 25th Canadian Reserve Battalion, June, 1917; 2nd
Canadian Pioneers, January, 1918; Canadian Engineers, April,
1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 24th February, 1916. Engaged in
trench maintenance and defence works in France; Assistant
Adjutant and Records Officer, Canadian Engineers' Depot, France,
April, 1918, to November, 1918; Assistant Adjutant, "H" Wing,
Canadian Corps Camp, January to April, 1919. Demobilized,
17th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

MacMahon, Edward Thomas — Sergeant. Born 26th Feb-
ruary, 1888, at Kildysart, County Clare, Ireland. Father,
P. J. MacMahon, Farmer. Educated at St. Thomas's College,
Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, and King's College, London.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th October, 1907. Enlisted,
December, 1915, from Watrous branch, in 101st CanadianBattalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted
Rifles, August, 1916. Promoted Corporal, August, 1918; Sergeant,
September, 1918. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Hill 70,
Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.
Wounded (shrapnel) in the leg, 29th September, 1916. Demobilized,
23rd March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 17tb April,
1919.

+MacMillan, Alexander Pearson — Lieutenant, M.C. Born
10th July, 1889, at Wick, Ontario, Canada. Father, Rev. John
MacMillan, Presbyterian Minister (deceased). Educated at
Markham High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th
July, 1909. Enlisted, 7th June, 1915, from Superintendent's
Department, Winnipeg, in 45th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 1st Battalion, Canadian
Mounted Rifles, 1916. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Amiens,
Arras, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry. In the initial attack
his platoon encountered strong resistance which
threatened to hold up the advance. He immediately
led his platoon to outflank the enemy post, killing and
capturing a number of the enemy and enabling the
advance to continue. He then led his platoon to their
final objective, and, by his skilfull leadership and



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splendid courage, was instrumental in coping with a
difficult situation. He set a fine example to all ranks."
(Supplement to the London Gazette, 11th January, 1919).

Wounded in the right lung, October, 1916.

Killed in Action, at Monchy, 26th August, 1918. 164.

MacMillan, George Albert — FUght Cadet. Born 12th
May, 1895, at Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. Father, George
MacMillan, Live Stock Buyer. Educated at Port Perry Public
and High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th January,
1915. Enlisted, 19th August, 1918, from Toronto branch, in 1st
Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment, with the rank of
Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal, September, 1918. Trans-
ferred to Royal Air Force, 4th October, 1918, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Service: Training in Canada. Demobilized, 9th Dec-
ember, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th December,
1918.

MacPhee, Norman— Staff Sergeant. Born 27th May, 1891,
at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Father, Angus MacPhee,
Railway Employe. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th June,
1912. Enlisted, 13th October, 1915, from Danforth & Broadview,
Toronto, branch, in 95th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to No. 1 Detachment, Canadian Army Pay
Corps, 4th April, 1917. Promoted Staff Sergeant, 4th April, 1917.
Demobilized, 7th May, 1919.

Macpherson, John Carmichael — Major. Born 24th
December, 1886, at Kinnaird, Perthshire, Scotland. Father, Rev.
James Rose Macpherson, M.A., B.D., Clergyman, Church of
Scotland. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh,
and Dingwall Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th
April, 1907. Enlisted, 17th November, 1914, from Calgary
branch, in 31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Promoted Captain, 5th January, 1915; Major, 1st July, 1916.
Appointed Staff Captain, 2nd Canadian Reserve Brigade, 29th
December, 1916; Acting Brigade Major, 2nd Canadian Reserve
Brigade, March, 1918; Second in Command, Canadian Infantry
Base Depot, Etaples, 15th August, 1918. Principal actions:
Kemmel, September, 1915, March, 1916; St. Eloi, April, 1916.

"Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War,
for valuable services rendered in connection with the War."
Bomb wounds in the right leg, at St. Eloi, 7th April, 1916. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 4th August, 1919. 56, 66, 70, 89,
112, 138. 166.



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Macpherson, Roderick Hallowell — Lieutenant. Born
3rd March, 1897, at Paris, Ontario, Canada. Father, R. C.
Macpherson, The Canadian Bank of Commerce. Educated at
St. Andrew's College, Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank,
13th January, 1914. Enlisted, 30th April, 1915, from Amherst
branch, in No. 8 Company, Canadian Army Service Corps, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Divisional Train,
Canadian Army Service Corps, Montreal, 2nd May, 1916;
Divisional Signal Company, Ottawa, 18th June, 1916; Promoted
Lance-Corporal, 8th June, 1916; Lieutenant, 18th June, 1916.
Service: Instructor in Signalling for Canadian Expeditionary
Force drafts at Ottawa. Demobilized, October, 1916, on account
of illness.

Note: When last heard from, Lieutenant Macpherson was
undergoing treatment for tuberculosis contracted while on military



MacQuaig, Ewen Donald — Private. Born 27th April, 1894.
Father, Angus MacQuaig, Lumber Dealer (deceased). Entered
the service of the Bank, 17th September, 1913. Enlisted, October,
1918, from Chatham branch, in Siberian Expeditionary Force,
with the rank of Private.

Macrae, Hector Alexander — Private. Born 29th Sep-
tember, 1891, at Ross-shire, Scotland. Father, Donald Macrae,
Builder and Contractor. Educated at Dingwall Higher Grade
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th December, 1911.
Enlisted, 15th May, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 43rd Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 16th Bat-
talion (Canadian Scottish), July, 1915. Service: On active
service with his Battalion in France and Flanders. Wounded
(shrapnel) in the right ear and head, March, 1918. Demobilized,
27th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st May,
1919.

+MacRae, Malcolm — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 19th August,
1891, at Dornie, Kintail, Scotland. Father, Alexander MacRae,
Stone Mason. Educated at Aberdeen Boys' Grammar School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enlisted,
July, 1915, from Kindersley branch, in 65th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 214th Canadian Bat-
talion, May, 1916; 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, November, 1917.
Promoted Lieutenant, 20th May, 1916.



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