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Lieutenant, 28th March, 1918. Service: Engaged in hunting
enemy submarines and in patrol and convoy work over the English
Channel. Demobilized, 16th January, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 28th February, 1919. Retired from the service of
the Bank, 17th August, 1920.

Mawhinnet, Joseph — Corporal. Born 6th March, 1896, at
Belfast, Ireland. Father, Samuel Mawhinney, Contractor. Edu-
cated at Connell's College, and Shaftesbury College, Belfast.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th October, 1913. Enlisted,
August, 1915, from First Street West, Calgary, branch, in 63rd
Canadian BattaUon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 17th
Reserve Battalion, September, 1915; 3rd Canadian Divisional
Signal Company, January, 1916; 7th Brigade Signal Company,
January, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, January, 1918; Cor-
poral, November, 1918. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916;



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Viniy Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917; Amicus, Arras, Cambrai, Mons,
1918. Demobilized, 31st March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 8th April, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
20th October, 1919.

Maxwell, Alfred Charles — Signaller. Born 30th Nov-
ember, 1892, at Londonderry, Ireland. Father William Maxwell,
Optician and Druggist. Educated at Model School, Foyle College,
and Magee College. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd Nov-
ember, 1911. Enlisted, 8th December, 1915, from Wetaskiwin
branch, in 138th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 13th Brigade Headquarters; 10th Canadian Bat-
talion, May, 1917. Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918; and with
Army of Occupation in Germany, December, 1918. Demobilized,
April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 24th April, 1919.

Mayers, Herbert Rawle — Private. Born 7th July, 1895,
in Barbados, British West Indies. Father, W. H. Mayers, Clergy-
man. Educated at Harrison College, Barbados. Entered the
service of the Bank, 7th July, 1911. Enlisted, 15th June, 1916,
from Vancouver branch, in 11th Overseas Battahon, Canadian
Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd
Canadian Mounted Rifles, 15th December, 1916. Principal actions:
Vimy Ridge, 9th April, 1917; Amiens, 8th August, 1918, and sub-
sequent engagements to Armistice. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 21st January, 1920. Retired from the service of the Bank,
18th May, 1920.

Matrs, Joseph Charles — Private. Born 27th September,
1895, at Coleraine, Ireland. Father, John Mayrs, Farmer.
Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution. Entered the ser-
vice of the Bank, 28th May, 1913. Enlisted, 2nd December,
1915, from Innisfail branch, in 101st Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 16th Battalion (Canadian
Scottish), July, 1916. Principal action: The Somme, September,
and October, 1916. Trench fever and pneumonia. Demobilized,
12th March, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 8th April, 1918 .

Mearns, James Angus — Gunner. Born 20th May, 1895, at
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, F. S. Mearns, Barrister.
Entered the service of the Bank, 21st October, 1915. Enlisted,
8th May, 1916, from Market, Toronto, branch, in "C" Battery,
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Demob-
iUzed, 11th August, 1916.



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+Mee, Ernest Campbell — Lieutenant. Born 29th January,
1892, at Londonderry, Ireland. Father, WilHam H. Mee, J.P.,
Manufacturers' Agent. Educated at Foyle College, Londonderry.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd January, 1912. Left
Edmonton branch, to return to the Old Country to enlist, 19th
February, 1915. Enlisted in Duke of Wellington's West Riding
Regiment. Principal action: Somme, 1916.

Reported missing, and subsequently reported Killed in Action,
at Thiepval, 3rd September, 1916.

Note: Lieutenant E. C. Mee was a well-known athlete and
was the champion oarsman of the North of Ireland, and the holder
of numerous cups and medals. He stroked the Senior Eight to
victory at Cork in 1911 against the Dublin crew. He was an
expert swimmer and diver, and at the age of twelve, gained the
Royal Humane Societv's Medal and Vellum Certificate for saving
life.

+Mee, John Norman — Lieutenant. Born 15th October, 1894,
at Londonderry, Ireland. Father, William H. Mee, J. P., Manu-
facturers' Agent. Educated at Foyle College, Londonderry.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd November, 1911. Enlisted,
15th March, 1915, from Peace River branch, in 31st Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lieutenant (on
the field). May, 1916. On active service with his Battalion in
France and Belgium. Wounded at St. Eloi and Courcelette, 1916.

Killed in Action at Neuville-Vitasse, 25th June, 1918.

"His keenness and devotion to duty were the cause of his death.
He was always fearless, willing to go anywhere and do anything,
and ever cheerful. He was very popular with all the officers, and
the men simply loved him." — His Commanding Officer.

Note: Lieutenant Mee was returning with some prisoners,
after having successfully bombed a German Commander's dugout,
when the enemy opened fire on the party. Lieutenant Mee was
mortally wounded and succumbed the same day. He was buried
at the Military Cemetery at Wailly, a few miles south of Arras.

(Brother of the late E. C. Mee.)

Merriam, Brower Gesner — Private. Born 28th August,
1898, at Port Greville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Father, W. R. Merriam, Master Mariner. Entered the service of
the Bank, 2nd July, 1915. Enlisted, 11th October, 1915, from
Middleton branch, in 85th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Wounded (gun shot) in the left arm, hand and face, 31st
October, 1917. DemobiHzed, 10th December, 1918.



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Merrix, Albert Ronald — Private. Born '24th August, 1893.
Father, A. H. Merrix, Marine Engineer. Entered the service of
the Bank, 11th March, 1918. Enlisted, 28th July, 1918, from Oak
Bay Avenue, Victoria, branch.

Messenger, Charles Borden — FHght Cadet. Born 13th
September, 1897, at Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
Freeman S. Messenger, Physician. Educated at MacDonald
Consolidated School, Middleton, N.S., and Acadia University.
Entered the service of the Bank, 8th November, 1915. Enlisted,
24th November, 1917, from Middleton branch, in Royal Air Force,
with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Training in the Royal Air
Force. Demobilized, 13th March, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 21st February, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 27th August, 1919.

Metcalfe, Arnold Edward — Private. Born 11th October,
1900. Father, R. H. Metcalfe, Real Estate Agent. Entered the
service of the Bank, 25th August, 1915. Enlisted, January, 1916,
from Kelvin Street, Winnipeg, branch, with the rank of Private.

Miles, Charles Russell — Lieutenant. Born 12th Novem-
ber, 1891, at Gunnersbury, Middlesex, England. Father, Shirley
Russell Miles, Civil Servant (H.M. Board of Trade) (deceased).
Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London. Entered the
service of the Bank, 14th April, 1913. Enlisted, 4th August, 1914,
from Vancouver branch, in 31st British Columbia Horse, with the
rank of Trooper. Transferred to "B" Battery, Royal Canadian
Horse Artillery, 3rd September, 1914; 98th Brigade, Royal Field
Artillery, 11th January, 1915; 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery,
25th September, 1916; 94th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 5th
January, 1917; Army Pay Department, 19th November, 1917;
Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery Training School, Havre,
13th February, 1918; 21st Divisional Ammunition Column, 5th
May, 1918; 95th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 27th July, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 11th January, 1915; Lieutenant,
1st July, 1917. Principal actions: On active service in France,
1915; in Salonica, 1915-1916; Somme, 1916; Arras, Ypres, 1917;
Champagne, May, 1918; Final Advance, 1918.

+MiLES, Richard Douglas — Second Lieutenant, M.C. Born
6th September, 1888, at St. Andrews, Jamaica, British West Indies.
Father, A. H. Miles, C.M.G., I.S.O., Collector General of Customs
and Excise. Educated at Bedford Grammar School, Bedford,
England. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th July, 1908.



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Enlisted, 15th November, 1914, from Carmangay branch, in 31st

Canadian BattaHon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 4th

Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers; 9th Service Battalion, Royal

Irish Fusiliers. Promoted Second Lieutenant.

Awarded

The Military Cross

King's Birthday Honours List

{London Gazette, 4th June, 1917).

Wounded, 12th October, 1916 (remained at duty); wounded, 16th

Augu.st, 1917.

Died of Wounds, 18th August, 1917.

Millar, Henry Irwin — Major. Born 8th February, 1880,
at New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Millar,
Barrister (deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 16th
August, 1898. Enlisted, 20th November, 1915, from Wetaskiwin
branch, where he was Manager, in 138th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Captain. Transferred to 49th Canadian Battalion,
21st December, 1916. Promoted Major, May, 1916. Service:
Trench warfare in the vicinity of Neuville St. Vaast in Winter of
1916-1917. Demobilized, 5th May, 1917. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 17th May, 1917. 183.

Millar, Howard L. — Sergeant (U.S. Army). Born 30th
April, 1895, at Vancouver, W'ashington, U.S.A. Father, William
Millar, Carpenter and Builder. Educated at Vancouver Grammar
and High Schools, and Washington State College, Pulman, Wash-
ington. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th September, 1916.
Enlisted, 1st January, 1918, from Vancouver branch, in
United States Signal Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Aviation Section Aircraft Production, 13th January, 1918.
Promoted Corporal, 15th February, 1918; Sergeant, August, 1918.
Service: Clerical work in Aero Supply Squadron. Demobilized,
24th February, 1919. Subsequent occupation: With U.S. Spruce
Production Corporation, 28th February, 1919.

Miller, Alexander Law — Sergeant. Born 3rd August, 1893,
at Stenhousemuir, Scotland. Father, G. R. M. Miller, Draper.
Educated at Larbert Public School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 24th January, 1914. Enlisted, 27th August, 1914, from North
Winnipeg branch, in Fort Garry Horse, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse (R.C.), August, 1915.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, January, 1917; Corporal, February,
1917; Sergeant, April, 1917. Principal actions: Ploegsteert, 1915;



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Somme, 1916 and 1917; Cambrai, November, 1917; Amiens,
March, 1918. Wounded, 1st April, 1918. Demobilized, Septem-
ber, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th September, 1919.

Miller, Duncan Haynes — Lieutenant. Born 21st January,
1896, at London, England. Father, Edward B. Miller (deceased).
Educated at Tollington School. Entered the service of the Bank,
1st March, 1912. Enlisted, 7th August, 1914, from London, Eng-
land, branch, in 1st Honourable Artillery Company, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, 20th
January, 1916. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 16th January, 1916;
Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Principal action: Ypres, 1915.
Captured at Arras, 24th March, 1916, and interned at the following
camps: Douai Barracks, Guterstoh, Crefeld, Strohermoor, Bad
Colberg. Interned at The Hague, Holland, May, 1918. Repatri-
ated, 16th November, 1918. Wounded by a sniper (grazed head),
23rd-24th March, 1916. DemobiHzed, 7th February, 1919. Subse-
quent occupation: With London and River Plate Bank Limited,
London, England.

Note: We quote the following description of prison life in
Germany, from Lieutenant Miller:

"Strohermoor was a very bad camp. Hauptmann Niemeyer*
was Camp OflBzier before he got command of Holzminden. We
lived in wooden huts, which were damp and cold, and which were
divided into partitions (called rooms) with whitewashed walls,
scrap-iron bedsteads, one wooden trestle-table and wooden stools.
Mattresses were stuffed with old German bread-cards, newspapers,
cardboard and bits of iron. The rations in the last three camps
mentioned were unfit to eat." 47, 92, 99.

Miller, David Kirkpatrick — Sergeant. Born 15th Jan-
uary, 1892, at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, Joseph Miller,
(deceased) . Educated at Dundas Vale Training College, Glasgow.
Entered the service of the Bank, 17th April, 1912. Enlisted,
3rd August, 1915, from St. Catherine & Metcalfe, Montreal, branch,
in 73rd Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 13th Battalion, Royal Highlanders of
Canada, 17th April, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, October,
1915; Corporal, January, 1916; Sergeant, March, 1916. Prmcipal
actions: Ypres salient, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70,

"Niemeyer was the notorious German commandant responsible for numerous
cruelties to allied prisoners of war, and was one of those indicted by the Allies for
breaches of The Hague Convention. References are made to hun m Vol. 1, page )e77.



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Passchendaele, 1917; Lens, Arras, Amiens, Cambrai, Canal du

Nord, Valenciennes, Army of Occupation at Cologne, 1918.

Awarded

The Croix De Guerre (Belgian)

for

Services at the Battle of Amiens, August, 1918.

Slightly wounded (shrapnel), 8th April, 1918. Demobilized, 21st

April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 28th April, 1919.

Miller, Gordon Clifford — Private. Born 10th December,
1890, at Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, I. Longley
Miller, Piano and Organ Merchant. Educated at Halifax Public
Schools and Halifax County Academy. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st February, 1906. Enlisted, 9th March, 1916, from
Winnipeg branch, in 200th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps, London; 11th
Reserve Battahon, Shornclifle; 27th Canadian Battahon, France.
Service: Trench warfare with 27th Battalion; later employed
with Corps Signals on lines of communication. DemobiHzed, 28th
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

Miller, Gordon Tompkins — Sergeant. Born 1st January,
1894, at Newport Station, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Henry
Howard Miller. County Road Superintendent. Educated at
Windsor Academy, St. Croix Grammar School, and King's College,
Windsor, (B.A.). Entered the service of the Bank, 4th January,
1915. Enhsted, 25th March, 1916, from Bridgewater branch, in
Canadian Forestry Corps, with the rank of Private. Promoted
Sergeant. Service: Forestry in Scotland. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 29th December, 1919.

Miller, Henry Edward — Private. Born 6th August, 1879,
at Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Father, Daniel Miller, Banker
(retired). Educated at Jarvis Street Collegiate Institute, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 20th April, 1896. Enhsted,
September, 1915, from Toronto branch, in 81st Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Canadian Mounted
Rifles, June, 1916. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai,
1918. Wounded 20th July, 1916, and in August, 1918.
DemobiUzed, 31st March, 1919.

Miller, John Iken — Corporal. Born 5th January, 1897, at
Obed, Tennessee, U.S.A. Father, Charles Edwin Miller, Steam-
boat Owner and Miner. Educated at Dawson, Yukon Territory,
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st June, 1916. Enhsted,



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18th June, 1918, from Dawson branch, in the Yukon Draft, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Reserve Battalion,
Victoria, 2nd July, 1918. Promoted Corporal, January, 1919.
Service: Orderly Room work in Canada and England.

Miller, Percy Winston — Lance-Corpora!, M.M. Born
8th October, 1895, at Alexandria, Ontario, Canada. Father,
H. A. Miller, Merchant (deceased). Educated at Alexandria
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd January,
1913. Enlisted, 21st December, 1915, from Thedford branch, in
149th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Canadian Di\asional Signal Company, January, 1917. Pro-
moted Lance-Corporal, August, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens,
Arras, Bourlon Wood, Cambrai, Mons, 1918.
Awarded
The Military Medal
for
Bravery in the Field (October, 1918).
Demobilized, 23rd April, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Druggist
Clerk, Sherwood, N.D., U.S.A., May, 1919.

+Miller, Robert Bovell — Corporal. Born 16th August,
1898. Father, L. H. Miller, General Manager, Mexico, for London
Guarantee & Accident Company. Entered the service of the Bank,
6th April, 1914. Left Mexico branch, 9th November, 1915, to
undertake military duty. Enlisted in 8th Battalion, Royal
Fusiliers, with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal.

Killed in Action, 3rd August, 1916.

Miller, Raymond Harcourt — Private. Born 11th June,
1898, at Windsor Mills, Quebec, Canada. Father, Charles A.
Miller, Insurance Inspector. Educated at St. Frances' College,
Richmond, Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August,
1915. Enlisted, 25th July, 1916, from Three Rivers branch, in
1st Reinforcement Company, 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 6th Reserve Battalion,
December, 1916; 20th Reserve Battalion, January, 1917;
13th Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, August, 1917.
Principal actions: Passchendaele, Lens, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Canal
du Nord, Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, April, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 27th August, 1919.

Milligan, Andrew — Captain, M.C. Born 18th April, 1886.
Father, A. Milligan. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th
January, 1907. Enlisted, 31st March, 1915, from London, Eng-
land, branch, where he was Accountant, in 28th County of London



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Regiment (Artists' Rifles), with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, 20th October, 1915.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 27th September, 1915; Lieutenant,
1st June, 1916; Captain, 4th November, 1917. Principal actions:
Somme, 1916; Nieuport, July, 1917; Passchendaele, October, 1917;
Bucquoy, March, 1918; Marne, July, 1918; Courcelles, Mory,
Havrincourt, Marcoing, Solesmes, Maubeuge, August-November,
1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"On 20th October, 1918, during the attack north-
east of Solesmes when the situation was obscure, he
went forward to the outpost line under very heavy fire,
reorganized the dispositions of the right flank of the
battahon which was in the air, and brought back most
valuable information. He has shown consistent
courage." (London Gazette).

Mentioned In Despatches
For
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field, at the Marne,

July, 1918.
Slightly wounded, 3rd September, 1916. Demobilized, 13th April,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th April, 1919. 140, 296.

Milne, Douglas — Corporal. Born 29th July, 1891, at
Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, Thomas Milne (retired). Educated
at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. Entered the service of the
Bank, 30th May, 1911. Enlisted, 12th July, 1915, from Peace
River branch, in 66th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 9th Reserve Battalion, July, 1916; 49th (Edmonton)
Battalion, May, 1917. Promoted Corporal, 18th May, 1918.
Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai,
Mons, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 13th August, 1919.

Milne, George Coates— Private. Born 11th May, 1891, at
Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, Rev. George C. Milne, Minister. Edu-
cated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. Entered the service
of the Bank, 4th November, 1908. Enlisted, 15th September, 1915,
from Lougheed branch, in 4th University Company, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry, December, 1915. Principal actions: Ypres, Hooge, 1916.
Shrapnel wound in the right arm, 4th June, 1916. Demobilized,
30th November, 1917, on account of being unfit for further military
service, due to severity of wounds.



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MiNNiTT, Eric Arthur — Corporal. Born 6th December,
1890, at Streatham, London, England. Father, Arthur Herbert
Minnitt, Manufacturers' Agent. Educated at Streatham Grammar
School, amd Whitgift College, Croydon, England. Entered the
service of the Bank, 28th December, 1915. Enlisted, November,
1917, from Regina branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of
Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force (Mechanical
Section), 1st April, 1918. Promoted Corporal, December, 1918.
Employed as Pay Clerk in the Royal Air Force, being medically
unfit for service as a pilot. Demobilized, 7th April, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 24th March, 1919.

MiTCHEL, Victor — Lieutenant. Born 26th April, 1897, at
Enniskillen, Ireland. Father, Rev. S. C. Mitchel, Clergyman
(deceased). Educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th October, 1913. Enlisted,
19th April, 1915, from Prince Arthur & Park, Montreal, branch,
in Royal Irish Fusiliers, with the rank of Second Lieutenant.
Promoted Lieutenant, 26th October, 1917. Principal action:
Cambrai, 1917.

Awarded

A Parchiient Certificate

For

Gallantry in the Field

(20th November, 1917).

Mitchell, Ernest Hugh — Flight Cadet. Born 1st October,
1894, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, James Mitchell,
Grain and Produce Dealer. Educated at Moyglass National
School, Enniskillen, Model School, and Portora Royal School,
Enniskillen, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th
January, 1912. Enlisted, 5th May, 1917, from Wetaskiwin
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Service: Graduated at a flying camp but after some flying was
found unsuitable on account of nervous condition caused by an
aeroplane accident. (Rejected by Canadian Expeditionary Force
for Overseas service on several occasions). Demobilized, 24th
July, 1917. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th August, 1917.

Mitchell, Harry Clive — Lieutenant. Born 12th July, 1896,
at Beeton, Ontario, Canada. Father, James M. Mitchell, Fruit
Farmer. Educated at Alliston Public School and Alliston High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th December, 1912.
Enlisted, December, 1917, from Queen & Bathurst, Toronto, branch.



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in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Second Lieutenant.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Lieu-
tenant, August, 1918. Service: Employed as an Instructor in
Aviation. Demobilized, 20th May, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

Mitchell, James Stuart — Flight Cadet. Born 20th June,
1898, at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Peter Campbell
Mitchell, Hardware Merchant. Educated at Brandon Public
Schools, and St. John's College, Winnipeg. Entered the service
of the Bank, 31st August, 1915. Enlisted, 20th July, 1918, from
Brandon branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Service: Trained for pilot's certificate in the Royal Air Force.
Demobilized, 12th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 5th December, 1918.

+MocKLER, Edward Cecil William — Lance-Corporal. Born
24th June, 1893, at Ballinderry, County Antrim, Ireland. Father,
Edward Mockler, Farmer. Educated at National School, Ballin-
derry, Educational Institute, Dundalk, and Mountjoy School,
DubUn. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August, 1912,
Enlisted, August, 1914, from Humboldt branch, in 9th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Battalion. Promoted Lance-Corporal. Principal action: Second
Battle of Ypres; Langemarck, 1915.

Died of Wounds, 7th May, 1915.

Note: Private Mockler was severely wounded while crossing
an exposed area with his Commanding Officer in an attempt to
reach the French lines during the first German gas attack at Ypres.

The officer was killed, but Private Mockler managed to reach
safety after crawling for six hours. He succumbed to his injuries
at Cambridge, England, and was buried at Ballinderry, Ireland. 9.

Moffat, Miss Ruth Isobel — V.A.D. Born at Kitchener,
Ontario, Canada. Father, S. N. Moffat, Manager The Canadian
Bank of Commerce, Paris, Ontario. Educated at Truro Academy,
Truro, N.S., and University of Toronto (graduated in Arts, 1915).
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd November, 1917. Enlisted,
27th February, 1918, from Paris branch, for service in First
London General Hospital, Camberwell, London, England. Served
as a V.A.D. Nurse in Mihtary Hospitals. Demobilized, 1st April,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 20th January, 1920.

Moffatt, John Reginald Charles — Battery Sergeant-