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Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
at Monchy-le-Preux on August 26th, 1918. He led
his platoon through intense machine-gun fire across
the open, intercepting a strong party of the enemy,
whom he forced to surrender after inflicting heavy
casualties on them. But for his initiative this party
would have escaped by a communication trench."
{London Gazette.)
Wounded in the arm, 28th August, 1918, and 11th September, 1918.
Died, 29th September, 1918, of Wounds received the same day
while leading his men in action near Cambrai.

Mactavish, Ian Forgan — Lieutenant. Born 8th May, 1890,
at Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Father, Rev. Alexander
Stuart Mactavish, Clergyman (deceased). Educated at George
Watson's College, Edinburgh. Entered the service of the Bank,
2nd July, 1911. Enlisted, 5th August, 1914, from Vancouver
branch, in 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion with the rank of
Private. Transferred to The Royal Scots Regiment, 12th Novem-
ber, 1915, as Second Lieutenant; Machine Gun Corps, 10th April,

1916, Promoted Lieutenant, 1st June, 1917. Principal actions:
Second Battle of Ypres, April-May, 1915; Festubert, May, 1915;
on active service in Mesopotamia. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 4th November, 1919. 9, 248.

Macvie, Alexander Crombie — Second Lieutenant. Born
24th May, 1899. Father, Andrew Macvie (deceased). Entered
the service of the Bank, 13th December, 1915. Enlisted, July,

1917, from London, England, branch. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 5th August, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
6th September, 1919, to accept a position in Africa.

Maeder, Richard Aleid — Sergeant. Born 2nd December,
1891, at New Dundee, Ontario, Canada. Father, Paul Maeder,
Farmer. Educated at Ayr (Ontario), Public School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 17th October, 1910. Enhsted, 8th January,

1918, from Smith's Falls branch, in 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern
Ontario Regiment, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 21st January, 1918; Corporal, 22nd February, 1918;
Sergeant, 8th May, 1918. Employed as an Instructor in Infantry
Training in Canada. Demobilized, 19th December, 1918. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 3rd March, 1919.



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Maginn, Francis John — Lieutenant, D.S.O. Born 12th May,

1892, at Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Father, John Maginn,

Manager, Bank of Ireland, Ballina, Ireland (retired). Educated

at King William's College, Isle of Man. Entered the service of

the Bank, 23rd March, 1912. Enlisted, June, 1915, from Marcelin

branch, in 65th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.

Transferred to 75th Canadian Battalion, May, 1916; London Irish

Rifles, June, 1917; London Rifle Brigade, December, 1917.

Promoted Corporal, November, 1915; Second Lieutenant, June,

1917; Lieutenant, December, 1918. Principal actions: Somme,

1916; Cambrai, 1917; German Attack on Arras, March, 1918

Appointed

A Companion

of

The Distinguished Service Order

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

When an officer of another regiment was very severely

wounded and was unable to move, he rushed forward

with two stretcher-bearers under heavy machine-gun

and sniper's fire and sniped the enemy for fifteen

minutes, covering the stretcher-bearers, who were

thus able to bring the wounded officer back. He

showed splendid courage and resource."

(Supplement to the London Gazette, 5th July, 1918).

Mentioned In Despatches

For

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Severely wounded (shrapnel) in the thigh, Somme, 1916; slightly

wounded (shrapnel) in the head, Cambrai, 1917. Invalided home.

May, 1918, with trench fever.

Mahon, Theodore Campbell Greaves — Private. Born 17th
February, 1886, in Barbados, British West Indies. Father, A. A.
Mahon, Sugar Planter. Educated at Harrison College, Barbados.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern
Townships Bank. Enlisted, 6th August, 1914, from Vancouver
branch, in 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada),
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 16th Battalion (Cana-
dian Scottish), 31st August, 1914. Principal actions and service:
Second Battle of Ypres, Festubert, 1915; Cambrai, 1918; sixteen
months in Pay Office, London. Shrapnel wounds in both legs
(slight), 20th May, 1915; shrapnel wounds in two fingers of the
left hand, 27th July, 1918; gun shot wound in the right wrist, 1st



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October, 1918. Demobilized, 2nd April, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 31st October, 1919.

Main, John — Sapper. Born 14th May, 1892, at Stonehaven,
Scotland. Father, James Main, Seaman. Educated at Public
School and Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th May,
1911. EnUsted, 10th June, 1916, from Elgin branch, in Canadian
Expeditionary Force with the rank of Sapper, and subsequently
joined 2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company, in France.
Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, 1918. Demobilized, 31st May,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd July, 1919.

+MAITLAND, Gut Reginald Andrew — Lance-Corporal. Born
6th November, 1894, at London, England. Father, Ernest John
Winslow Maitland, Schoolmaster. Educated at Zurich, Switzer-
land, and at a university in Switzerland. Entered the service of the
Bank, 15th November, 1913. Enhsted, October, 1915, from Gleichen
branch, in 31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, April, 1917. Principal action: Vimy
Ridge, 1917.

Reported missing, and subsequently oflBcially presumed Killed
in Action, 3rd May, 1917.

Malouin, Horace Eugene— FHght Cadet. Born 12th May,
1895, at Quebec Canada. Father, Horace Malouin, Accountant.
Educated at Quebec Seminary and Quebec Commercial Academy.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd November, 1913. EnUsted,
15th April, 1918, from Ford branch, in Royal Air Force, with the
rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Training in Royal Air Force in
Canada. Demobihzed, 19th December, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 17th January, 1919.

Manifold, Charles Cowper — Private. Born 13th July,
1893, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, Richard Manifold (deceased).
Educated at Castle Park, Dalkey, and Araron, Bray, County
Wicklow. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th June, 1912.
Enlisted, January, 1918, from Golden branch, in 1st Reserve
(British Columbia) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 72nd BattaUon (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada).
Principal actions: Amiens, 8th August, 1918; Arras, 1st September,
1918. Gun shot wound in the left upper arm, 1st September, 1918.
Demobilized, 22nd February, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 7th March, 1919.



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Mann, Horace Gaynoh Trevelyan — Flight Cadet. Born
9th October, 1892, at Tonbridge, Kent, England. Father, Captain
Horace Mann, Adjutant, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.
Educated at Malvern and Tonbridge College. Entered the
service of the Bank, 13th March, 1911. Enlisted, 15th May, 1918,
from Edam branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Service: Trained with the Royal Air Force in Canada.
Demobilized, 5th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 26th December, 1918.

Manners, George Edward — Private. Born 6th April,
1886, at Middlesex, England. Father, Jack Manners, Foreman.
Entered the service of the Bank, 10th June, 1910. Enlisted, 18th
May, 1915, from Calgary branch, in 56th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 28th Canadian Battalion,
26th October, 1915. Wounded. DemobiHzed, 2nd Jime, 1919.

Manning, Frederick Langford — Gunner. Born 1st Sep-
tember, 1895, at Forest, Ontario, Canada. Father, Nicholas
Manning, Cheese Manufacturer (deceased). Educated at Forest
Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th
February, 191^. Enlisted, 5th April, 1918, from Walkerville branch
in 67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 4th Canadian Heavy Battery, August, 1918;
attached to Canadian Army Medical Corps, 28th December, 1919.
Service: Training in Canada, and clerical work with Canadian
Army Medical Corps. Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th
September, 1919.

Marchand, Jules — Second Lieutenant. Born 14th August,
1894, at Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada. Father, Achilla Marchand,
Bank Manager. Educated at Victoriaville Commercial College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 29th January, 1914. Enlisted,
18th April, 1918, from Farnham branch, in Royal Air Force, with
the rank of Flight Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 8th
October, 1918. Service: Training in Royal Air Force in Canada.
Demobilized, 3rd January, 1919. Subsequent occupation :
Entered the service of La Banque d'Hochelaga, Edmonton, Alberta.

Marlatt, John Lloyd — Flight Cadet. Born 3rd May, 1897,
at Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. Father, James C. Marlatt, Furni-
ture Dealer and Undertaker. Educated at Grimsby High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 4th January, 1916. EnHsted,
21st March, 1917, from Grimsby branch, in Royal Flying Corps,
with the rank of Second Air Mechanic. Transferred to the Cadet



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Wing of Royal Flying Corps, 6th March, 1918. Completed training
immediately prior to the signing of the Armistice. Demobilized,
12th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th
January, 1919.

Maelow, Reginald Hill— Captain. Born 8th September,
1884, at Newbury, England. Father, George Marlow, Farmer and
Estate Agent (deceased). Educated at Newbury Grammar School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st April, 1903. Enlisted, 28th
December, 1915, from Toronto branch, where he was Assistant
Accountant, in the 123rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Lieutenant. Transferred to 7th Battalion, Canadian Engineers,
24th May, 1918. Promoted Captain, 8th November, 1918.
Principal actions: (as Transport Officer) Vimy, Passchendaele,
1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918.

Mentioned in Despatches
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.
Demobilized, 28th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
3rd April, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 9th October,
1920, to accept a position with the American Foreign Banking
Corporation.

Marriott, Guy Wilfohd Macdonald — Colonel. Born 15th
December, 1877, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Samuel
Butler Marriott. Educated at Winchester PubHc School, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 10th October, 1898. Enlisted,
17th August, 1914, from Strathcona branch, where he was Manager,
in 9th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Major. Transferred
to 10th Canadian Battalion, and subsequently to 3rd Canadian
Battalion. Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel; Colonel, 9th July, 1918.
Service: In France with 3rd Canadian Battahon; organized the
Canadian Discharge Depot at Prior Park, Bath, England;
Discharge Officer at Quebec, Canada. Gun shot wound in the
right thigh, 26th September, 1916. 119.

Marshall, George Leslie— Lieutenant. Born 26th April,
1887. Father, H. Marshall (retired). Entered the service of the
Bank, 15th November, 1913. Enlisted, July, 1915, from Head
Office, Toronto, in 74th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of
Lieutenant. Transferred to Overseas Draft, 7th (British Columbia)
Battalion.

Marshall, James Murray — Second Lieutenant. Born 27th
July, 1895, at Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Father, James M. Marshall,



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Manufacturer. Educated at Dunfermline School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 9th December, 1912. Enlisted, 1st August,
1915, from Edam branch, in 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles
with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Canadian
Dragoons, January, 1916; Royal Field Artillery, as Second Lieu-
tenant, 4th May, 1918. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Somme
and Belgium, 1918. DemobiUzed, 20th I\Iay, 1919.

Martin, Charles — Private. Born 14th January, 1896.
Father, Charles Martin, Builder. Entered the service of the Bank,
1st May, 1911. Enlisted, January, 1918, from Princeton branch,
in 1st Depot Battalion, with the rank of Private. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 10th February, 1919.

Martin, Frank Jenner — Private. Born 29th May, 1897.
Father, Henry P. Martin, Dentist. Entered the service of the
Bank, 4th January, 1915. Enlisted, August, 1916, from Windsor,
Ontario, branch, with the rank of Private. Demobilized on
account of being medically unfit for active service. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 15th October, 1917. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 15th May, 1919, on account of ill health.

Martin, George — Corporal, M.M. Born 2nd July, 1892, at
Barton Le Cley, Bedford, England. Father (deceased). Educated
at St. John's, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships
Bank. Enhsted, 22nd July, 1915, from Lake Saskatoon branch,
in 66th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 10th Canadian Battahon, France, 6th September, 1917.
Promoted Lance - Corporal and Corporal, September, 1918.
Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cagni-
court. Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Medal
(8th August, 1918)
for
Bravery in the Field
In bombing an enemy munition train and
Capturing a number of prisoners.
Flesh wound in the right shoulder, at Passchendaele, 11th Nov-
ember, 1917. Demobilized, 23rd April, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 30th April, 1919.

Martin, John — Private. Born 14th February, 1901. Father
(deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 27th April, 1914.
Enlisted, April, 1916, from Head Office, Toronto.



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+MAETIN, Kenneth Lionel — Lance-Corporal. Born 2nd Nov-
ember, 1893, at St. Albans, England. Father, Thomas A. Martin,
Factory Owner. Educated at Margate Boys' College. Entered
the service of the Bank, 22nd September, 1913. Enlisted, 30th
June, 1916, from North Battleford branch, in 210th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian
Battahon, 8th January, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 30th
June, 1916. Principal action: Loos, 1918.

Missing, and subsequently officially reported Killed in Action,
14th February, 1918.

+Martin-Davet, Arthur. Born 7th August, 1898. Father,
Wilham Martin-Davey. Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd
August, 1914. Left Kitsilano, Vancouver, branch, 24th April,
1915, to return to England to pass into the Army through the
Military Academy, Woolwich.

Drowned in the "Lusitania" disaster, 7th May, 1915.

Mason, Charles Albert — Private. Born 12th February,

1898, at Tottenham, London, England. Father, Thomas Mason,
Boot Manufacturer. Educated at Public School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 14th October, 1912. Enlisted, 1st August,
1915, from Stationery Department, Head Office, Toronto, in 83rd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 5th
Canadian Mounted Rifles, France, 6th June, 1916. Invahded to
England (wounded), 16th September, 1916. Transferred to
Canadian Army Pay Corps, 16th October, 1917. Principal action:
Third Battle of Ypres, 1916. Severe shrapnel wound in the right
shoulder, 18th August, 1916.

ALisoN, Harry Evelyn — Second Lieutenant. Born 3rd
October, 1891, at Markham, Ontario, Canada. Father, R. A.
Mason, Druggist. Educated at Markham Public School and
Markham Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
25th January, 1916. Enlisted, 12th October, 1916, from London,
Ontario, branch, in Canadian Army Service Corps, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Imperial Army — The Yorkshire Regi-
ment, "Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own." Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 15th November, 1916; Sergeant, 17th February, 1917;
Second Lieutenant, 28th May, 1918. Engaged on Convoy Duty,
Folkestone to Calais : Served with the British Expeditionary Force
in Northern Russia. Slight gun shot wound over the left eye. 330.
+IVIatheson, Campbell Arnott — Private. Born 1st February,

1899, at Chelmsford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Alexander Mathe-
son. Farmer (retired). Educated at Brandon Collegiate Institute.



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Entered the service of the Bank, 15th July, 1915. EnHsted, April,
1916, from Humboldt branch, in 196th (Western University)
BattaHon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian
Battalion, in France, March, 1917, and served as a Company
Runner. Principal action: Passchendaele, 1917.

Killed in Action, 26th October, 1917.

"A very dependable and good soldier. I shall miss him more
than any man we lost during the last attack (Passchendaele).
Please accept my most sincere sympathy in the loss of a very
brave and God-fearing son." — His Company Commander.

Matheson, Frederick Alexander — Lieutenant, M.C. Born
18th August, 1892, at Beaverton, Ontario, Canada. Father,
Alexander Matheson (deceased). Educated at Brandon Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th August, 1911.
Enhsted, 2nd January, 1916, from Hafford branch, in 10th Canadian
Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Fort
Garry Horse, 22nd May, 1916; Canadian Light Horse, July, 1916.
Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
near Iwuy, on 10th October, 1918. He led his
squadron to an objective in front of the infantry,
occupied and held it till dark, when he was reUeved.
The success of the enterprise was largely due to his
dash, whereby a large number of machine-guns were
silenced." (Supplement to the London Gazette, 10th
December, 1919.)
Demobihzed, 27th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
2nd May, 1919.

Matheson, John Campbell — Major, M.C. Born 12th
December, 1884, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, Donald
Matheson (retired). Educated at George Watson's College,
Edinburgh. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th November,
1906. Enlisted, 15th August, 1914, from Medicine Hat branch,
where he was Accountant, in 10th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Promoted Corporal, 26th September, 1914; Ser-
geant, 25th February, 1915; Lieutenant, 16th January, 1916;
Captain, November, 1917; Major, 3rd January, 1919. Appointed
Staff Captain, 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade, 16th January, 1917;



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Staff Captain, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, 28th February,
1918; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, Bramshott, Eng-
land, 3rd January, 1919. Principal actions: Second Battle of
Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy, 1915; Mount Sorel, Somme, 1916;
Hill 70, 1917; Advance to the Rhine, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Cross
King's Birthday Honours List
(London Gazette, 3rd June, 1919).
Demobilized, 20th September, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 27th October, 1919. 7, 9.

Mathias, Francis Morgan — Captain (Acting Lieutenant-
Colonel), D.S.O. Born 2nd December, 1882, at Cardigan, South
Wales. Father, John Tumor Mathias, Timber Merchant. Edu-
cated at Old Higher Grade School, Cardiff. Entered the service
of the Bank, 28th January, 1913. Left Mexico branch, to return
to England to take up military duty, 7th December, 1914.
Enlisted, 28th February, 1915, in 18th Service Battalion, The
Welsh Regiment, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to 3rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment, 20th June, 1918;
General Staff — Tees Garrison, 10th December, 1918; General
Staff OflScer III. (Intelligence), General Headquarters, Great
Britain, Horse Guards, 21st August, 1919. Promoted Lieutenant,
1st August, 1915; Captain, 5th May, 1917; Acting Major, 23rd
November, 1917; Acting Lieutenant-Colonel, 8th December, 1917.
Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Bourlon Wood (Cambrai),
1917; Henin Ridge, March, 1918; La Ventre, April, 1918.
Appointed
A Companion
of
The Distinguished Service Order
(February, 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
He took command of the battalion after the com-
manding officer and second in command became
casualties. He displayed a thorough grasp of the
situation, keeping in close touch with the brigade
headquarters, and continually readjusted the line
under heavy fire. He was wounded early in the
action, but continued to carry out his duties with the
greatest courage and determination."

(London Gazette, 5th July, 1918.)



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Mentioned in Despatches

(April, 1918)

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.

Wounded in the right leg and left arm, 23rd November, 1917; in

the left arm, 9th April, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank,

12th July, 1920.

Matkin, Joseph Hugh — Company Sergeant-Major. Born
24th February, 1895, at Oakham, England. Father, Joseph
Matkin, Civil Servant, Local Government Board, England (retired).
Educated at Oakham Grammar School. Entered the service of
the Bank, 11th July, 1912. Enlisted, 9th November, 1914, from
Kindersley branch, in 32nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 8th Canadian Battalion, 1st May, 1915.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 29th May, 1915; Sergeant, 1st June,
1918; Company Sergeant-Major, 1st October, 1918. Principal
actions: Festubert, Givenchy, Ypres, 1915. Wounded in the right
shoulder (explosive bullet), while on scout duty at Ypres, 13th
May, 1916. DemobiUzed, 12th November, 1918. Subsequent
occupation: Accountant to Assistant Receiver-General, Regina,
Saskatchewan, 12th November, 1918. 94.

Maw, Edwin Hunter — Second Lieutenant. Born 6th May,
1891, at Ormstown, Quebec, Canada. Father, John Maw, Boot
and Shoe Merchant. Educated at Ormstown Academy. Entered
the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships
Bank. Enlisted, 1st October, 1917, from Sherbrooke branch, in
Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Private. Promoted Second