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Letters from the front. Being a record of the part played by officers of the Bank in the great war, 1914-1919 (Volume 2) online

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Divisional Artillery from November, 1917, to 3rd October, 1918,
including Amiens, 8th August, 1918; Arras, 2nd September, 1918;
Cambrai, September-October, 1918.

Note: Sergeant McMillan was in training in England for a
commission when the Armistice was signed. 126.

McMillan, John — Gunner. Born 20th November, 1892, at
Glasgow, Scotland. Father, John McMillan, Manager, Knox
Bros., Glasgow, Scotland. Educated at Hillhead High School,
Glasgow. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th September, 1915.
Enlisted, 8th March, 1918, from Market, Toronto, branch, in Cana-
dian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner, and subsequently joined
the 8th (Army) Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, in France.
Service : Latter phase of the War — pursuit of the enemy prior to the
Armistice. DemobiHzed, 8th April, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 23rd April, 1919.

McMillan, Joseph Miles — Gunner. Born 1st April, 1893,
at Seaforth, Ontario, Canada. Father, Duncan McMillan
(deceased). Educated at Seaforth Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 29th April, 1910. Enhsted, January, 1915,
from Seaforth branch, in 33rd Canadian Battalion. Honourably
discharged in Canada. Re-enlisted, May, 1918, in 70th Battery,
Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 85th
Battery, Canadian Artillery, August, 1918. Served with the
Canadian Expeditionary Force in Siberia as a transport driver.
Demobilized, 17th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
4th July, 1919.

+McMiLLEN, Arthur Gordon — Bombardier. Born 27th
January, 1898, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Percy



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McMillen, Traveller. Educated at Jameson Avenue Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th January, 1916.
Enlisted, 21st April, 1916, from Barrie branch, in 67th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column; 2nd Divisional
Trench Mortars; 18th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. Pro-
moted Bombardier. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Bourlon
Wood, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 2nd June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 31st December, 1919.

Died, 19th May, 1920.

McMoRRis, Hugh Boyd — FHght Cadet. Born 13th January,
1897, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, John McMorris (deceased).
Educated at Methodist College, Belfast. Entered the service of
the Bank, 24th April, 1914. Enlisted, 27th April, 1918, from Pro-
vost branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of FHght Cadet.
Trained in Royal Air Force in Canada. Demobilized, 2nd Decem-
ber, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th December, 1918.

McMuRHAT, James Little — Private. Born 17th December,
1893, at Stewartstown, Ireland. Father, Thomas McMurray, Ship-
builder (deceased). Educated at Cookstown Academy. Entered the
service of the Bank, 19th April, 1911. EnHsted, 2nd January, 1915,
from Moosejaw branch, in 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Divisional Cavalry,
1st December, 1915 ; Canadian Light Horse, April, 1916. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, 1st December,1915; Corporal, 1st September, 1916.
Subsequently reverted to the ranks. Principal actions: Third
Battle of Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917. Gun shot wound
in the right hand, 9th April, 1917. Demobihzed, 23rd May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th June, 1919.

McNallt, Oliver Joseph — Second Lieutenant. Born 14th
April, 1895, at Westport, Ontario, Canada. Father, Henry W.
McNally, Merchant (deceased). Educated at St. Edward's High
School, Westport. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th Septem-
ber, 1916. Enhsted, 30th September, 1917, from Brockville branch,
in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Fhght Cadet. Promoted
Second Lieutenant, 6th June, 1918. Training in Canada, England
and Scotland. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th August, 1919.

McNaughton, George Pabos — Lieutenant. Born 4th April,
1897, at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Father, WiUiam
McNaughton (deceased). Educated at Quebec High School and
St. Joseph's College. Entered the service of the Bank, 25th
March, 1915. Enlisted, September, 1917, from Quebec branch, in



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Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Second-Lieutenant. Promoted
Lieutenant, April, 1918. Trained with Royal Flying Corps in
Texas, U.S.A. Served with 154th and 138th Squadrons in England
and 22nd Squadron in Belgium. Demobilized, 30th September,
1919.

McNeill, George Thomas Alexander — Signaller. Born
28th March, 1895, at Carlow, Ireland Father, George McNeill,
Merchant. Educated at Foyle College, Londonderry, Ireland, and
Skerry's Commercial College, Londonderry. Entered the service
of the Bank, 24th July, 1913. Enlisted, 17th May, 1916, from
Port Arthur branch, in 141st Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Signaller. Transferred to 52nd Canadian Battalion (Signal
Section), 26th January, 1918; 2nd Canadian Reserve Signal Base,
1st June, 1919. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons,
1918. Demobihzed, 31st March, 1919. Subsequent occupation:
With Assessment Department, City OflBces, Port Arthur, Ontario,
7th April, 1919.

McNeill, Merrill Ivan — Private. Born 7th May, 1897,
at Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
Rev. H. C. McNeill, Methodist Minister. Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th November, 1915. Enlisted, 15th April,
1916, from Hafford branch, in 232nd Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 28th Canadian Battalion, 15th
November, 1917. Gun shot wounds in the face and leg, 2nd
October, 1918. Demobihzed, 22nd February, 1919.

McNiECE, Hugh — Sergeant. Born 6th May, 1887, at
Glasgow, Scotland. Father, William McNiece, Warehouseman.
Entered the service of the Bank, 24th June, 1912. Enlisted, 3rd
June, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 2nd Reserve Depot, Canadian
Engineers, with the rank of Sapper. Transferred to 7th Field
Company, in England. Promoted Lance-Corporal, Corporal and
Sergeant. Demobihzed, 14th May, 1919. 130.

"J*McNuLTT, James Desmond — Gimner. Born 29th September,
1892, at Valley City, North Dakota, U.S.A. Father, P. J. McNulty,
Farmer (deceased). Educated at Valley City High School, and
St. Thomas' College. St. Paul, Minneapohs, U.S.A. Entered the
service of the Bank. 30th August, 1915. Enhsted, December. 1916,
from Edmonton branch, in 78th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner.

Killed during the first dayUght aeroplane raid on England, at
Shornclifle Camp, 25th May, 1917.



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McQuARKiE, Donald Alexander — Private. Born 13th
November, 1892, at Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada. Father, T. C.
McQuarrie, Real Estate Broker. Educated at Minnedosa High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th October, 1913.
Enlisted, 25th August, 1914, from Kelvin Street, Winnipeg, branch,
in 5th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Principal
actions: Second Battle of Ypres, Festubert, 1915. Shrapnel
wound in the left forearm, 24th May, 1915, at Festubert. Demob-
ilized, 9th September, 1916, on account of being medically unfit
for further military service, due to severity of wounds. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 5th October, 1916.

McQuoiD, James — Lieutenant. Born 17th September, 1895,
at Belfast, Ireland. Father, James McQuoid, Auctioneer, Valuer
and Estate Agent. Educated at Campbell's College, Belfast.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th February, 1913. EnUsted,
October, 1914, from Phoenix branch, in 30th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 15th BattaUon (48th
Canadian Highlanders), Toronto, April, 1915; 12th Royal Irish
Rifles, November, 1916. Promoted Second Lieutenant, November,
1916; Lieutenant, May, 1918. Principal actions: Festubert,
May, 1915; Sanctuary Wood, June, 1916; Messines, June, 1917;
Frezenberg, Ypres, August, 1917. Shrapnel wound and shell shock
(slight), 22nd May, 1915; machine-gun bullet through the pelvis,
causing severe fracture, 16th August, 1917. Demobilized, 2nd
July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 24th July, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 13th August, 1920. 26.

McRoBERT, Campbell — Gunner. Born 6th June, 1893, at
Coleraine, Ireland. Father, WiUiam McRobert, Engineer (retired).
Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution. Entered the
service of the Bank, 11th October, 1912. Enlisted, 18th August,
1915, from Toronto branch, in 3rd Canadian Divisional Cychst
Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 38th Canadian
BattaUon, July, 1916; 6th Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery,
May, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 17th September, 1915;
Company Quartermaster-Sergeant, 8th January, 1916; Brigade
Quartermaster-Sergeant, 1st January, 1917. (Subsequently re-
verted on joining the Canadian Artillery) . Principal action : Hill
70, August, 1917. Gassed, 5th September, 1917. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 14th February, 1919.

McRoBERTS, John Noble — Fhght Cadet. Born, 5th
February, 1898, at Parkhill, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. J.
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