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Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th May, 1919.

McDade, Roland Hollis — Gunner. Born 21st November,
1895, at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Charles E.
McDade, Master Mariner. Educated at Parrsboro School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enlisted,
17th October, 1917, from Vulcan branch, in 10th Siege Battery,
Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to
Canadian Garrison Artillery Reserve, 10th December, 1917; 4th
Canadian Siege Battery, France, February, 1918. Principal
actions: Arras, Drocourt-Queant Switch, Cambrai, 1918.
DemobiHzed, 9th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
15th August, 1919.

+ McDonald, Alexander Auld — Fhght Cadet. Born 7th
October, 1892, at Treswick, Caithness, Scotland. Father,
George McDonald, Schoolmaster. Educated at Ednam and Kelso



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High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th August, 1910.
Enlisted, 9th April, 1918, from Kamloops branch, in Royal Air
Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Training in
Royal Air Force in Canada. DemobiHzed, 18th December, 1918.
Died of pneumonia, 5th January, 1919.

McDonald, Alexander Hugh — Lieutenant. Born 2nd
September, 1896, at Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Duncan
G. McDonald (retired). Educated at Halifax Academy and Mari-
time Business College. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th
December, 1915. Enlisted, 1st December, 1917, from New Glasgow
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 21st August, 1918; Lieutenant, January, 1919. Trained
in Canada and England in the Royal Air Force.

McDonald, Eric Douglas — Lieutenant. Born 3rd April,
1896, at Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Father, D. M. McDonald
(retired). Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1913.
Enhsted, 7th August, 1915, from Moosejaw branch, in 46th Cana-
dian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Subsequently promoted
Lieutenant. Gun shot wound in the back, 15th November, 1916.
DemobiHzed, 31st July, 1919.

McDonald, Raymond Fenton — Private. Born 20th June,
1893, at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Father, Andrew McDonald,
Customs Officer. Educated at Sherbrooke High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships
Bank. Enlisted, 1st August, 1916, from Sherbrooke branch, in
237th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 97th Canadian Battalion, 19th September, 1916; Royal Canadian
Regiment, 27th December, 1916. Principal actions and service:
Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Avion, 1917. Employed on Y.M.C.A.
Canteen work in France from January, 1918, to the Armistice.
Demobilized, 22nd September, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 23rd January, 1920.

McEachern, John Bonaventure — Flight Cadet. Born
14th April, 1892, at Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
John E. McEachern, Locomotive Engineer (retired). Educated at
PubHc School and St. Francis Xavier's College, Antigonish.
Entered the service of the Bank, 26th July, 1910. Enlisted, 10th
January, 1917, from Halifax branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with
the rank of Private. Demobilized, 1st February, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 4th February, 1919.



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*McEachehn, John Joseph — Gunner. Born 28th May, 1895,
at Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father, James
McEachern, Carpenter. Educated at Souris High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 12th December, 1912. Enlisted, March,

1916, from Emo branch, in 14th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 60th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, in England. Fracture of tibia, 22nd March, 1917,
while on manoeuvres.

Died on Active Service, 24th March, 1917, from blood poison-
ing. Buried at Milford Cemetery, Milford, near Witley, Surrey.

Note: While on mounted parade in England, Gunner
McEachern suffered a fracture of the tibia in an attempt to
mount a moving vehicle. Blood poisoning set in with fatal
results two days after the unfortunate accident occurred.

McFarlan, Alexander Robin — Second Lieutenant. Born
23rd August, 1895, at Jersey, Channel Isles. Educated at St.
Anne's School, Redhill, England. Entered the service of the Bank,
16th February, 1912. Enlisted, 16th November, 1914, from
Edmonton branch, in 31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, 20th December,

1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, November, 1915; Corporal,
January, 1916; Sergeant, April, 1916; Second Lieutenant, 20th
December, 1917. Principal actions: St. Eloi, Ypres, 1916; Flying
in Ypres sector. Summer of 1918. Wounded (shrapnel), in the
arm, April, 1916: wounded in the legs, June, 1916. Demobilized,
11th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th July, 1919.

+McFahland, John Wagner — Private. Born 25th August,
1894, at Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland. Father, John
McFarland, Grocer and Provision Merchant. Educated at Kings-
town Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th
August, 1913. Enlisted, 23rd August, 1915, from Strathmore
branch, in 56th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 24th May, 1916.
Killed in Action, by shell-fire, on his first day in action at the
Third Battle of Ypres, 3rd June, 1916.

McGiLL, Thomas Carlyle— Captain, M.B.E. Born 28th
May, 1890, at Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada. Father, Thomas
M. McGill, Manufacturer. Educated at Chatsworth Public School,
and Technical High School, Toronto. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st March, 1908. Enlisted, 30th June, 1915, from Kingston
branch, where he was Accountant, in 59th Canadian Battalion,



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with the rank of Honorary Captain. Transferred to 3rd Canadian
Divisional Signal Company, 6th September, 1916; 6th Canadian
Signal Company (Siberia), 15th September, 1918. (Reverted to
the rank of Lieutenant in order to transfer to the Signal Corps,
March, 1917). Promoted Captain, 18th September, 1918. Princi-
pal actions: The Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchen-
daele, 1917; Amiens, Cambrai, 1918. Service in Siberia, 1918-19.
Appointed
A Member Of the Order Of The British Empire
for
Services in Siberia.
Mentioned In Despatphes (three times)
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field
At Passchendaele, November, 1917,
Amiens, August, 1918,

and
In Siberia, 1918-19.
Demobilized, 25th June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
5th August, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st
August, 1920, to accept a position with the Mercury Mills,
Limited. 227. 326.

McGowN, John McLean — Captain. Born 28th October,
1889, at Campbelltown, Scotland. Father, John McGown.
Educated at Campbelltown Grammar School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd August, 1911. Enlisted, January, 1916, from
Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in Canadian Army
Service Corps, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lieutenant,
1st March, 1916; Captain, 29th January 1919. Service: Attached
to Imperial Army in France; subsequently employed on Canadian
Headquarters staff, London, England. Invalided from France,
February, 1918, (illness due to exposure). Demobilized, 7th
October, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th October,
1919.

McGregor, James Alpine — Lieutenant, M.C., M.M. Born
29th May, 1891, at Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. Father, James
McGregor, Quarry Master. Educated at Glasgow High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd February, 1911. Enlisted,
15th September, 1915, from New Westminster branch, in 72nd
Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), with the rank of
Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal, March, 1917; Corporal,
April, 1917; Sergeant, April, 1917; Lieutenant, September, 1917.



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Principal actions: Ypres salient, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge,
1916-17; Lens, November, 1917, to July, 1918; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(Amiens, 8th August, 1918.)

"This officer led his platoon against an enemy

strong post on the right flank of the attack. After

an advance of 1,000 yards he drove the enemy out,

capturing two machine-guns and killing or wounding

both crews. Two days later he did good work in a

further advance and was active in patrolling and

gaining touch with the unit on the right during

consolidation." {London Gazette).

Also Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

During the Battle of Vimy Ridge,

9th April, 1917.

Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd September, 1919. Retired

from the service of the Bank, to return to Scotland on account of

ill health, 30th November, 1919.

McGregor, Russell — Bombardier. Born 28th September,
1896, at Union Road, Kings County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Father, Daniel McGregor. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th
May, 1915. Enhsted, 11th February, 1916, from Montague branch,
in Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Promoted
Bombardier, 1st July, 1918. Demobilized, 29th May, 1919.

McGregor, William James — Private. Born 16th December,

1894, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, Duncan McGregor, Secretary,
Dublin Mercantile Association. Educated at St. Andrew's
College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th December,
1912. Enlisted, September, 1915, from Lake Saskatoon branch,
in 66th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 31st Canadian BattaUon, June, 1916. Principal action:
Somme, 1916. Wounded in the left shoulder, Somme, September,
1916. DemobiUzed, April, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 19th May, 1919.

McGuFFiN, Samuel John — Gunner. Born 2nd February,

1895, at Dungannon, Ireland. Father, William McGuffin, Clerk



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of Rural and District Council, Dungannon. Educated at Royal
School, Dungannon. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th
November, 1912. Enlisted, 8th August, 1915, from Portage
Avenue, Winnipeg, branch, in 37th Battery, Canadian Field Artil-
lery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 2nd Reserve Battery,
England, 15th December, 1915; 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammuni-
tion Column, 16th January, 1916; Canadian Corps Headquarters,
September, 1918, to May, 1919. Principal actions: St. Eloi, Somme,
1916; Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Amiens, 1918.
Demobilized, 18th June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
3rd July, 1919.

+McHarg, Lorne Hunter — Lieutenant. Born 12th October,

1898, at Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. Father, Robert McHarg,
Dentist. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st December, 1916.
Enlisted, 18th May, 1917, from Cookshire branch, in Canadian
Army Dental Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Royal Air Force, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Later
promoted Lieutenant.

Killed in Action, 31st July, 1918.

McHenry, Eric Howard— Private. Born 9th January,

1899, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles A. E.
McHenry, Secretary-Treasurer, T. A. Lytle Company. Educated
at Model School and Jarvis Street Collegiate Institute, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 10th January, 1916. Enlisted,
15th March, 1917, from Yonge & Queen, Toronto, branch, in
Canadian Divisional Cyclist Company, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 2nd Reserve Battalion, June, 1917; Young Soldiers'
Battalion, 2nd August, 1917; Canadian Reserve Cyclist Company,
June, 1918; Canadian Corps Cyclist BattaUon, 15th September,
1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 1st September, 1917; Corporal,
19th September, 1917. (Reverted to the ranks in order to proceed
to France). Principal action: Cambrai, October, 1918. Wounded:
two machine-gun bullets in the right knee, 10th October, 1918,
resulting in the amputation of the leg above the knee. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 3rd December, 1919.

McInnes, George H. — Signaller. Born 12th December,
1898, at Meaford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Hector McInnes,
Captain. Educated at Meaford Public and High Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 19th February, 1917. Enlisted,
1st June, 1917, from Collingwood branch, in 2nd Battalion, Cana-
dian Machine Gun Corps, with the rank of Signaller. Transferred



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to Canadian Divisional Cyclist Company. Principal actions:
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918; Army of Occupation,
Germany, 1918-1919.

+McInnes, Hugh — Private. Born 3rd June, 1893, at Oban,
Scotland. Father, Hugh Mclnnes, Farmer. Educated at Oban
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th January, 1911.
Enlisted, January, 1916, from Brandon branch, in 221st Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 78th Canadian
Battalion. Principal actions: Passchendaele Ridge, 1917.

Killed in Action, 30th October, 1917, after being already
wounded twice and voluntarily remaining on duty.

McIntosh, Habvey Ellsworth — Signaller. Born 24th May,
1898, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, William Charles
Mcintosh, Traveller. Educated at Harbord Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 4th August, 1915. Enlisted,
September, 1917, from Bloor & Dufferin, Toronto, branch, in
Canadian Reserve Signalling Corps, with the rank of Signaller.
Trained in Canada and England. Demobilized, February, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th June, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 15th April, 1920.

McIntosh, Robert Bruce — Gunner. Born 6th October,
1894, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Adam Ker Mcintosh
(deceased) . Educated at Rose Avenue School and Jarvis Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th October, 1913.
Enhsted, 1st March, 1916, from Toronto branch, in Royal Canadian
Horse Artillery, Kingston, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to Canadian Field Artillery, England, 16th April, 1916; 2nd
Canadian Heavy Battery, France, 15th July, 1916. Principal
actions: Vimy Ridge, Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Cambrai,
Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Gassed, 21st September, 1918.
Demobilized, 9th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
9th June, 1919.

McIntyre, Duncan — Private. Born 1st April, 1895, at
Banks, Ontario, Canada. Father, Neil McIntyre, Farmer.
Educated at Banks School. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th
April, 1911. Enlisted, 9th February, 1917, from Smith's Falls
branch, in 73rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry, May, 1917. Principal actions: Lens, Mericourt, Pass-
chendaele, 1917. Wounded, 30th October, 1917, resulting in
amputation of the left leg near the thigh. Demobilized, 18th



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September, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service.

Note: When last heard from. Private Mclntyre was taking
treatment in Mountain Sanitarium, Hamilton, under the Invalided
Soldiers' Commission.

McIntyee, William Goukley— Private. Born 6th March,
1895, at Eganville, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Mclntyre,
Contractor. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th January, 1916.
Enlisted, 26th January, 1917, from Wadena branch, in 214th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 28th
Canadian Battalion, 6th September, 1917. Demobilized, 6th
February, 1919.

McIvEE, Alexander Ross— Staff Sergeant. Born 11th
November, 1892, at Ospisdale, Scotland. Father, Kenneth Mclver,
Motor Engineer. Educated at Dingwall Academy. Entered the
service of the Bank, 7th July, 1910. Enlisted, August, 1915, from
Parksville branch, in Royal Army Medical Corps, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Royal Naval Air Service, Armoured Car
Division, November, 1915; Machine Gun Corps, January, 1918.
Promoted Petty Officer, December, 1915; Sergeant, February, 1918;
Staff Sergeant, July, 1918. Service in Russia and Roumama, 1915-
1917; in Mesopotamia, 1918.

Mentioned In Despatches

For

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field

(August, 1917).

Awarded

The Russian Cross Of St. George

(May, 1917).

Also Awarded

The Russian Medal Of St. Stanislaus

(March, 1917).

Demobilized, 30th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,

10th September, 1919. 177, 211.

+McKenna, Frederick C— Private. Born 2nd June, 1894.
Father, Bernard McKenna, Landed Proprietor. Entered the
service of the Bank, 6th April, 1914. Enlisted, August, 1914, from
Portage la Prairie branch, with the rank of Private.
Killed in Action, 2nd October, 1918.



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McKenzie, James Albert — Lieutenant. Born 5th May,
1892, at Huntly, Scotland. Father, Norman McKenzie, Commis-
sioner. Educated at Elgin Academy. Entered the service of the
Bank, 20th January, 1913. Enlisted, 16th November, 1914, from
Edmonton branch, in 31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Promoted Corporal, April, 1916; Lieutenant, January,
1917. Principal actions and service: St. Eloi, Third Battle of
Ypres, 1916; Vimy, Hill 70, 1917. Service with the British Military
Mission in United States as an instructor in scouting and sniping,
January, 1918. Invalided with typhoid, June, 1916; shrapnel
wound in the left hip, August, 1917. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 26th December, 1918. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 31st January, 1920, on account of ill health.

McKeough, George Grant— Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.V.R.
Born 2nd January, 1898, at Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Father,
W. E. McKeough, Barrister. Educated at Chatham Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th June, 1915.
Enlisted, 10th November, 1915, from Chatham branch, in 186th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to
4th Reserve Battalion, Bramshott, and subsequently to Royal
Naval Volunteer Reserve as Sub. -Lieutenant. On active service
with Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Demobilized, 1st March,
1919.

McKinley, Alexander Norman — Cadet (Battery Sergeant-
Major). Born 10th May, 1894, at Leixlip, Ireland. Father,
Alexander McKinley (retired). Educated at Dundalk Educational
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th October, 1910.
Enlisted, January, 1916, from Weyburn branch, in 44th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, March, 1917. Promoted
Corporal, May, 1916; Sergeant, August, 1916; Battery Sergeant-
Major, January, 1918; Cadet, September, 1918. Principal actions:
Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
1918. Gun shot wound in the right arm, September, 1916; in the
chin, left arm and wrist, April, 1917. Demobilized, February, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th February, 1919.

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

McLean, Hadden Malcolm — Private. Born 9th January,
1896, at Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father,
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Entered the service of the Bank, 28th April, 1913. Enlisted,
July, 1918, from Windsor, Nova Scotia, branch, in 260th Canadian
BattaUon (Siberian Expeditionary Force), with the rank of Private.
Served in Siberia. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th Sep-
tember, 1919.

McLean, Matthew — Private. Born 28th August, 1894, at
Glasgow, Scotland, Father, A. McLean, Merchant Tailor, London-
derry, Ireland. Educated at Foyle College, Londonderry.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enlisted,
December, 1915, from Gilroy branch, in 65th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian Battalion,
June, 1916; 78th Canadian Battalion (for demobilization), April,
1919. Served with the 46th Canadian Battalion transport section,
from the Somme, 1916, till the end of hostilities. Demobilized,
12th June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June,
1919.

McLean, Ronald Griffin — Private. Born 3rd January,
1899, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Archibald Duncan
McLean, Manager, The Canadian Bank of Commerce, London,
Ontario. Educated at London Collegiate Institute and Khaki
University of Canada, Ripon, England (post war). Entered the
service of the Bank, 21st May, 1917. Enlisted, 8th May, 1918,
from Ottawa branch, in 1st Battalion, Canadian Tank Corps,
with the rank of Private. Trained in Canada and England.
DemobiHzed, 30th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
16th September, 1919.

McLeish, Richard James — Sergeant. Born 13th November,
1894, at Birnam, Scotland. Father, John McLeish, Bootmaker.
Educated at The Academy, Perth, Scotland. Entered the service
of the Bank, 16th May, 1914. Enlisted, 31st May, 1916, from
Cobalt branch, in 228th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 6th Canadian Railway Troops, February,
1917; Ocean Rail and Transport General Headquarters, February,
1919. Promoted Corporal, November, 1916; Sergeant, March,
1919. Service: Engaged in construction of Light Railways at the
Front, during 1917-1918.

McLellan, Newman Alexander— Sergeant. Born 25th March,
1894, at Spender's Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, C. D.
McLellan, Manufacturer, Contractor and Builder, Springhill, N.S.
Educated at High School, Springhill. Entered the service of the
Bank, .SOth August, 1911. Enhsted, 12th February, 1916, from



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Lashburn branch, in 106th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 40 th Canadian Battalion, 5th October,
1916; Headquarters, Canadian Army Pay Corps, 9th November,
1916. Promoted Sergeant, 22nd February, 1916. Service: Non-
commissioned OflBcer in charge Battalion Regimental Institute;
Assistant Editor, Regimental Paper; Pay Sergeant, Headquarters
Staff, Overseas Military Forces of Canada, London, till invalided
to Canada, June, 1918. Not on service in France on account of
being medically unfit for active service. Demobilized, 25th July,
1918. Subsequent occupation; Took up the study of Account-
ancy at Dalhousie and Maritime Business College.

McLennan, Hugh Mum — Private. Born 7th March, 1897,
at Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. Father, John M. McLennan, Hard-
ware Merchant. Educated at Lindsay Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 25th October, 1915. EnHsted,
6th June, 1917, from Lindsay branch, in Canadian Army Service
Corps, with the rank of Private. Service in France with Canadian
Engineers Mechanical Transport Company, from 21st June, 1918,
to Armistice. Ill (influenza) in Germany, 7th January, 1919.
Demobilized, 19th August, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 13th March, 1920.

McLeod, Hugh John — Flight Cadet. Born 2nd November,
1899, at Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada. Father, John McLeod,
Farmer. Educated at Elkhorn Public and High Schools. Entered
the service of the Bank, 28th March, 1918. Enlisted, 31st May,
1918, from Shellbrook branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank
of Flight Cadet. Service: On the Reserve of the Royal Air
Force in Canada. Demobilized, 21st November, 1918. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 7th November, 1919.

McMahon, Reginald Joseph — Flight Cadet. Born 16th
June, 1896. Father, Patrick McMahon, Fireman. Entered the
service of the Bank, 26th September, 1913. Enlisted, July, 1918,
from Humboldt branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st January, 1919.

McMeekin, Richard Frederick — Flight Cadet. Born 29th
December, 1895, at Banbridge, County Down, Ireland. Father,
Joseph Thomas McMeekin, Tenter. Educated at Banbridge
Academical Institution. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th
January, 1914. Enhsted, 8th May, 1918, from Vulcan branch, in
Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Trained in
Royal Air Force in Canada. Demobilized, 5th December, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th January, 1919.



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McMillan, Charles Hyndman — Cadet (Sergeant). Born
25th July, 1892, at Glencoe, Ontario, Canada. Father, John P.
McMillan, Farmer. Educated at Glencoe Public School, Button
High School, and Wetaskiwin Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 13th September, 1909. Enlisted, 11th
October, 1915, from Milk River branch, in 39th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Reserve
Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, England; attached 1st Canadian
Divisional Ammunition Column, 8th May, 1916; 1st Canadian
Divisional Trench Mortar Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 12th
June, 1916. Promoted Bombardier, January, 1917; Corporal,
8th May, 1917; Sergeant, 8th October, 1918. Service and principal
actions : Mount Sorel (Sanctuary Wood), 3rd June, 1916; Somme,
1916. Attached 1st Canadian Divisional Artillery Headquarters,
as clerk, July, 1916, to November, 1917. Service with 1st Canadian