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actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Lens, 1917. Machine-gun
bullet wounds in the right side and wrist. Lens, 21st August, 1917.
Demobilized, 5th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
24th April, 1919.

Norris-Elte, Cuthbert Lewin Stuart — Lieutenant. Born
7th January, 1892, at Orsett, Essex, England. Father, Lieutenant-
Colonel R. Norris-Elye (deceased). Educated at Lambrook,
Bracknell, Berkshire, England, and by private tuition. Entered
the service of the Bank, 22nd August, 1911. Enhsted, March, 1917,
from Yorkton branch, in No. 4 Company, Canadian Forestry
Corps, Winnipeg, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Nos.
125, 119 and 101 Companies, Canadian Forestry Corps. Promoted
Corporal, September, 1917; Staff Sergeant, April, 1918; Lieutenant,
28th August, 1918. Served as Adjutant and Quartermaster.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th July, 1920.



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NoRSWORTHY, JoHN Weldon — Lieutenant. Born 13th March,
1890, at Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. C. Norsworthy
(retired). Educated at Bishop Ridley College, St. Catharines,
Ontario. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th December, 1906.
Enlisted, 29th May, 1916, from New York agency, in 6th Siege
Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 73rd Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), 1st December,
1916. Promoted Corporal, June, 1916; Sergeant, June, 1916;
Lieutenant, 1st December, 1916. Service : With the 73rd Battalion
from 1st December, 1916, to 9th April, 1917 (Vimy Ridge).
Wounded, 9th April, 1917. Demobihzed, 12th October, 1918.

NoRTHCOTT, WiiiFRiD Ross — Lancc-Corporal. Born 26th
June, 1897, at Exeter, Ontario, Canada. Father, Roger Northcott,
Farmer. Educated at Separate School No. 2, Hay Township,
and Exeter High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th
September, 1915. Enlisted, 23rd April, 1918, from Turtleford
branch, in 1st Depot Battahon, Saskatchewan Regiment, with the
rank of Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal. Service: Engaged
in Infantry Training in England. Demobilized, 30th January,
1919. Subsequent occupation: Farming.

NoTMAN, Ronald Clyde — Gunner. Born 2nd July, 1893, at
Bermuda, British West Indies. Father, Rev. W. R. Notman,
Minister (deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 7th October,
1912. Enhsted, 20th September, 1915, from Woodstock branch, in
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Demobihzed,
30th March, 1919.

NuNNS, George Stafford — Private. Born 23rd August,
1886, at Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. Father, Francis Henry
Nunns, Merchant and Proprietor of Barnston Woollen Mills Com-
pany (deceased). Educated at Coaticook High School and Stan-
stead College. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912,
from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, May, 1918, from Sher-
brooke branch, in 1st Canadian Tank Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Engaged in training in Canadian Tank Corps. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 7th June, 1919.

NuRCOMBE, Gordon Charles Arthur — Flight Cadet. Born
12th November, 1900, at Maresfield, England. Father, James
Nurcombe, Civil Servant, Dominion Lands. Educated at Red
Deer Public and High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank,
17th September, 1917. Enlisted, 18th April, 1918, from Red
Deer branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.



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Trained for certificate as pilot in the Royal Air Force. Demobilized,
21st December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th
December, 1918.

+NuTTALL, Ino Lawrence Kennedy — Trooper. Born 15th
March, 1892, at CuUeenamore, Shgo, Ireland. Father, ^Eneas
Falkener Nuttall. Educated at Drumulla House School, Meath,
Ireland, and Morgan's Endowed School, Castleknock, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 7th September, 1911. EnUsted
August, 1914, from Strathcona branch, in 19th Alberta Dragoons,
with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to 31st Canadian Battalion.
Proceeded to France, September, 1915.

Accidentally Killed, in the trenches at Kemmel, 3rd October,
1915.

"I had learned to look on him as one of my best and most
reliable men, and to admire his sterling qualities. I should like
you to know in what esteem he was held by all the men in his
platoon." — His Commanding OflScer.

Oag, Hector — Lieutenant, M.M. Born 1st January, 1894,
at Dounby, Orkney, Scotland. Father, Alexander Oag, General
Merchant. Educated at Kirkwall Burgh School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 19th September, 1911. Enlisted, 20th Decem-
ber, 1915, from Keremeos branch, in 172nd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 72nd Battalion (Sea-
forth Highlanders of Canada). Promoted Lance-Corporal, June,
1917; Corporal, July, 1917; Sergeant, November, 1917; Lieu-
tenant, October, 1918. Principal actions: La Culotte, Avion, 28th
June, 1917; Passchendaele, 30th October, 1917; Amiens, 8th
August, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

At the taking of

Crest Farm, Passchendaele,

30th October, 1917.

Demobilized, 20th June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,

15th July, 1919.

Oakley, Horatio Sydney — Private. Born 24th August, 1893,
at Greenspond, Newfoundland. Father, George Oakley. Edu-
cated at Methodist School, Greenspond, Newfoundland. Entered
the service of the Bank, 3rd February, 1913. Enlisted, 8th Jan-
uary, 1916, from Lennoxville branch, in 117th Canadian Battalion,



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with the rank of Private. Transferred to 23rd Reserve Battalion,
29th August, 1916; 14th Battalion, Royal Montreal Regiment,
26th April, 1917. Service and principal actions: Signaller with
14th Battalion for one year in France; Hill 70, Passchendaele,
1917; Amiens, Arras, 1918. Invalided to England, 20th April,
1918 — pleurisy, pneumonia and trench fever. Demobilized, 8th
February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th March,
1919.

Odell, Gordon McGee — Driver. Born 21st February, 1898.
Father, M. C. Odell. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th May,
1916. EnHsted, 7th June, 1917, from Bank Street, Ottawa, branch,
with the rank of Driver.

Ogg, Stephen — Third Air Mechanic. Born 16th January,
1890, at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, (deceased). Educated at
Kent Road Public School and Glasgow University. Entered the
service of the Bank, 15th October, 1907. Enlisted, 13th September,
1918, from Winnipeg branch, in 1st Depot Battalion (Winnipeg),
with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 20th
September, 1918. Service: Employed as clerk in Quartermaster's
stores, Jesse Ketchum Barracks, Toronto. Demobilized, 13th
January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st March,
1919.

O'Kellt, John Theobald Dowell — A.B., R.N.C.V.R.
Born 10th September, 1891, at Cork, Ireland. Father, Bernard
Dowell O'Kelly, B.A., Barrister-at-Law, StafiF Officer, Irish Land
Commission (retired). Educated at Blackrock College, Terenure
College, and St. Mary's College, Dublin. Entered the service of
the Bank, 2nd August, 1912. Enlisted, 7th October, 1917, from
Willowbrook branch, in Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve,
with the rank of Ordinary Seaman. Service on the Atlantic in
H.M.C.S. "Niobe" and "Laurentian." Later employed on
drifters and trawlers in minesweeping operations. Demobilized,
21st April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th May,
1919.

*0ldakeb, Bernard George — Lieutenant. Born 25th Feb-
ruary, 1893. Father, J. Oldaker, Schoolmaster. Entered the
service of the Bank, 15th December, 1913. Enlisted, August, 1914,
from Brandon branch, with the rank of Private. Subsequently
promoted Lieutenant. Wounded, June, 1915.

Died, 10th June, 1920, from pulmonary tuberculosis contracted
on active service. 98.



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Olive, Gilbert — Company Quartermaster-Sergeant. Born
8th July, 1891, at Wedderburn, Victoria, Australia. Father,
Charles Olive, Grazier (deceased). Educated at Wedderburn High
School and Stott & Hoare's Business College, Melbourne.
Entered the service of the Bank, 13th January, 1914. Enlisted,
5th August, 1914, from Vancouver branch, in 16th Battalion
(Canadian Scottish), with the rank of Private. Transferred to
30th BattaUon, 17th May, 1915; Canadian Army Service Corps,
4th October, 1915. Promoted Sergeant, 10th January, 1916;
Company Quartermaster-Sergeant, 21st March, 1919. Service
and principal actions: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915; employed as
Orderly Room Sergeant in Motor Transport Service, August, 1916,
to January, 1918. Wounded in the head and left eye, 23rd April,
1915. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th April, 1920.

Oliver, Richard Roe — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 16th Nov-
ember, 1895, at Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Father, F. G. Oliver,
Bank Manager. Educated at "Highfield," Hamilton, and "The
Grove," Lakefield. Entered the service of the Bank, 29th January,
1915. EnHsted, 3rd April, 1915, from Bloor & Yonge, Toronto,
branch, in 15th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Divisional Ammunition
Column, February, 1917; 38th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
May, 1917. Promoted Bombardier. February, 1916; Lieutenant,
24th August, 1916. Principal actions: St. Eloi Craters, 2nd June,
1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Mons, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Cross

(September, 1918)

"During the attack on and the capture of the

Drocourt-Queant system on September 2nd, 1918, he

was forward observation officer in charge of Brigade

Signallers and communications. He went forward

with the Infantry, and keeping touch with the most

forward elements under very heavy fire, sent back

information of great importance. His gallantry and

coolness under circumstances of stress were worthy

of high praise." {London Gazette.)

Mentioned in Despatches

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field

At Passchendaele.

Wounded (broken hand), October, 1917. DemobiUzed, 31st March,

1919.



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Oliver, Walter Mathers — Lance-Corporal. Born 10th
September, 1891, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, Thomas Stewart
Oliver, Secretary of a Limited Liability Company. Educated at
Methodist College, Belfast. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st
Jime, 1912. Enhsted, 28th December, 1915, from Calgary branch,
in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of
Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal, March, 1917. Principal
actions: The Somme, September, 1916; Vimy Ridge, April, 1917.
Gun shot wounds in the left arm, 15th September, 1916, and 9th
April, 1917. Demobilized, 9th October, 1918, on account of being
medically unfit for further military service, due to severity of
wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th October, 1918.

O'LouGHLiN, Albert Earl — Sergeant. Born 28th July, 1894,
at St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Father, H. O'Loughlin,
Sheriff of the County of Lincoln. Educated at St. Catharines
Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th
September, 1911. Enlisted, September, 1915, from Pincher Creek
branch, in 13th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of
Corporal. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1917. Promoted Ser-
geant. Demobilized, 8th January, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 5th February, 1919.

O'Loughlin, John Joseph — Lieutenant. Born 4th February,
1894, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, W. G. O'Loughlin,
Wholesaler. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th July, 1915.
Enlisted, 13th January, 1916, from Vancouver branch, in 211th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lieu-
tenant, 2nd December, 1916.

O'Neill, Harrt Linford — Private. Born 17th May, 1896,
at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, Felix O'Neill, Steel Ship Contractor.
Educated at Public School, New York City, and the High School
of Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th June, 1913.
Enlisted, 20th March, 1916, from Winnipeg branch, in 203rd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 18th
Reserve Battalion, January, 1917; 8th Canadian Battalion, May,
1917. Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens,
Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Wounded slightly in the left ankle and hip,
10th November, 1917; in the left arm (shrapnel), 2nd May, 1918.
Demobilized, 23rd April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
16th June, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 13th
December, 1919.



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O'Neill, William Gerald — Private. Born 29th July, 1894,
at Holywood, County Down, Ireland. Father, W. J. O'Neill.
Educated at St. Malachy's College, Belfast, Ireland. Entered the
service of the Bank, 14th March, 1913. Enlisted, November, 1914,
from Victoria branch, in 30th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 15th Canadian Battalion, and later
to 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters. Service and
principal actions: Festubert, Givenchy, 1915; Ypres, Somme,
1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Canal
du Nord, Drocourt-Queant Line, 1918; and Army of Occupation
in Germany. Demobilized, 15th May, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 9th June, 1919.

Ormiston, Fred Harold — Private. Born 7th November,
1895, at Field, British Columbia, Canada. Father, John A.
Ormiston, Engineer, C.P.R. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th
November, 1915. Enlisted, 4th August, 1916, from Admiral
branch, in 211th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Sapper.
Transferred to 8th Canadian Railway Troops, Purfleet, 31st March,
1917. Demobilized, 13th August, 1919.

O'Rorke, George Joseph — Lieutenant. Born 24th March,

1892, at DubHn, Ireland. Father, M. S. O'Rorke, District
Inspector, Royal Irish Constabulary. Educated at St. Jorlath's
College, Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. Entered the service of
the Bank, 2nd August, 1912. Enlisted, 25th November, 1914,
from Strathcona branch, in 31st (Alberta) Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians),
5th October, 1915; Royal Irish Rifles, 5th June, 1916; Royal
Munster Fusiliers, 10th March, 1917. Promoted Second Lieu-
tenant, 5th October, 1915; Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Principal
actions: Somme, Messines, 1916; Army of Occupation in Germany.
Wounded in the leg, hand and body, 27th August, 1916. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 16th December, 1919.

Orr, John Charles, Jr. — Lieutenant. Born 14th November,

1893, at Londonderry, Ireland. Father, John Charles Orr, Editor,
"Londonderry Sentinel." Educated at Londonderry Primary and
Intermediate School. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd
January, 1912. Enlisted, 4th August, 1914, from Ladysmith
branch, in 5th Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to 3rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
September, 1914; Royal Irish Rifles, 1915; West African Frontier
Force, 1917. Promoted Bombardier, Corporal and Sergeant,
January, 1915; Second Lieutenant, September, 1916; Lieutenant,



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July, 1917. Principal actions and service: Neuve Chapelle,
March-April, 1915; Somme, July, 1916. Commanding Native
Company, West Africa, 1917-18.

Awarded

The Board of Tkade Silver Medal

(And the Commendation of the Army Council)

for

Gallant behaviour

In connection with the rescue of survivors from the S.S. "Burutu"

On the night of October 3rd-4th, 1918.
Hernia received in action, April, 1915; gun shot wound in the left
shoulder, July, 1916. Invahded from West Africa — malaria^ —
September, 1918.

Note : The account of the circumstances for which Lieutenant
Orr was decorated will be found on pages 328-330 of Volume I.

+Orr, John Richard — Lieutenant. Born loth January, 1892,
at Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland. Father, Samuel Orr,
J.P., Farmer. Educated at Ballyculter National School and
Skerry's Academy, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th
May, 1911. Enlisted, June, 1916, from Hamilton branch, in 177th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred
to Royal Flying Corps, June, 1917. Service: With 80th Squadron,
Royal Air Force in France, from January to August, 1918.

Killed in Action, near Amiens, 9th August, 1918.

Note: Lieutenant Orr succeeded in bringing down six enemy
machines, and, according to a letter from his Squadron Commander,
was recommended for promotion and decoration on the morning
of his death, for his work during the German Offensive in the Spring
of 1918.

"He was one of my most gallant and reliable oflBcers, and loved
by everybody. His loss to the Air Force and to the older officers
is a heavy one; he was always so bright and so cheery. He was
shot from the ground, and must have been killed instantly, as he
came down out of control and crashed. He was too good a pilot
to lose control unless unconscious. His wrecked machine is still
on the other side of the lines. I had hoped to get him a decoration
before long in recognition of his .splendid work, but now his only
reward is a gap which cannot be filled in the hearts of all of us."
— His Squadron Commander.

Orr, Sydney Wilson — Lieutenant. Born 13th April, 1893,
at Boness, Scotland. Father, Adam Orr, Tea Merchant. Edu-
cated at Anderson Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd



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July, 1913. Enlisted, 22nd November, 1915, from Barrie branch,
in 122nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 177th Canadian Battalion, 1st April, 1916; Royal Flying
Corps, June, 1917. Promoted Corporal, January, 1916; Lieu-
tenant, 1st April, 1916. Service: Bombing Raids on railways,
ammunition dumps, etc., near Bruges. Reconnaissance and photo-
graphy in Mormal Forest district. Slight face wounds, in crash
near Dixmude, 10th October, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 18th June, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st
May, 1920, to take up outdoor work.

Osborne, James Gordon — Signaller. Born 6th November,
1898, at Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Major
W. J. Osborne. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st December,
1916. Enlisted, 3rd January, 1917, from Fredericton branch, in
9th Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Demobilized, 10th May, 1919.

Osmond, William Lewis — Gunner. Born 8th September,

1893, at Ormstown, Quebec, Canada. Father, Albert Osmond
(retired). Educated at Ormstown Academy and Cornwall Com-
mercial College. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912,
from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 10th February, 1918,
from Sherbrooke branch, in 79th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Service: Trained in Artillery in Canada
and England. Demobilized, 4th January, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 4th February, 1919.

O'SuLLivAN, Dennis Errol — Gunner. Born 9th August,

1894, at Swansea, South Wales. Father, D. O'Sullivan. Entered
the service of the Bank, 18th April, 1912. Enlisted, 13th October,
1915, from Macleod, in 39th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 12th Canadian Siege
Battery, 28th January, 1918. Demobilized, 24th February, 1919.

Owen, Peter Rodney — Cadet. Born 3rd June, 1892, at
Galley Hill, Kent, England. Father, Rev. A. F. Cowley Owen,
Vicar of Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, England. Educated at The
King's School, Rochester, Kent, England. Entered the service of
the Bank, 11th March, 1912. Enlisted, 23rd October, 1916, from
Wetaskiwin branch, in 194th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 9th Reserve Battalion, January, 1917;
10th Canadian Battalion, April, 1917; No. 17 Officers' Cadet
Battalion, July, 1918. Principal actions: Arleux, 28th April, 1917;
Hill 70, 15th and 16th August, 1917; Passchendaele, November,



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1917. Demobilized, 3rd March, 1919. Subsequent occupation:
Employed at the Bisichi Tin Mines, Northern Nigeria, 28th
October, 1919.

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

+Pae, Peter Richard — Lieutenant. Born 24th September,
1891, at Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Father, William A. Pae, Dry
Goods Merchant (deceased). Educated at Barrie, Public School
and Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 25th
January, 1909. EnUsted, January, 1916, from Sault Ste. Marie
branch, in 119th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 102nd Canadian BattaHon, April, 1918. Promoted
Lieutenant. Principal actions: Arras, Amiens, Cambrai, 1918.

Wounded in the head, near Cambrai, 1st October, 1918, and
Died of Wounds the same day at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station.

Page, Louis Cecil — Second Lieutenant. Born 30th April,
1896. Father, Major L. C. Page, Adjutant, Royal Hospital,
Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th April, 1914.
EnHsted, 2nd October, 1917, from Drinkwater branch.

Palmer, John Dainty — Air Mechanic. Born 20th May,
1891, at Kettering, England. Father, James Palmer, Merchant
Tailor. Educated at Wellingborough School, England. Entered
the service of the Bank, 5th September, 1910. EnUsted, 4th August

1914, from London, England, branch, in Honourable Artillery
Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Naval
Air Service, as Air Mechanic, Second Class, 17th May, 1915.
Promoted Air Mechanic, First Class, for observation duties, August,

1915. Service: Trench warfare from September, 1914 (1914 Star),
to January, 1915, with the Honourable Artillery Company in
France. Subsequently: Operations from the air on enemy aero-
dromes and batteries in Belgium, and observation and fighting
patrol work with the Royal Naval Air Service. Demobilized,
October, 1916, on account of eye trouble. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 3rd February, 1919. 59.

Palmer, Robert — Sergeant. Born 12th January, 1896, in
County Down, Ireland. Father, Robert Palmer, Farmer (retired).
Educated at Ballycasboro PubHc School and Hughes Academy.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1913. Enlisted,
3rd March, 1916, from Langham branch, in 183rd Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Sergeant. Transferred to 14th



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Reserve Battalion, England, 2nd January, 1917; 16th (Cana-
dian Scottish) Battalion, November, 1917. Promoted Corporal,
March, 1916; Sergeant, April, 1916. Principal actions: Amiens,
Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 7th May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st May, 1919.

Palmer, Richard Vincent — Private. Born 27th August,

1894, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, Joseph Palmer (deceased).
Educated at Mountpottinger National School, Belfast, Ireland, and
Skerry's College, Belfast, Ireland. Entered the service of the
Bank, 15th September, 1913. Enlisted, 22nd April, 1916, from
South Porcupine branch, in 159th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles,
16th June, 1917. Principal actions: Passchendaele, October, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, 1918. Gassed, causing burns and temporary
blindness, 24th August, 1918. DemobiHzed, 29th March, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 17th April, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 10th May, 1920.

Pangman, Reginald Peter — Gunner. Born 27th January,

1895, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles Edward Pang-
man (deceased) , late of The Canadian Bank of Commerce. Educated
at Upper Canada College. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th
December, 1911. EnHsted, 14th March, 1917, from Windsor,
Ontario, branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Proceeded Overseas, 21st September, 1917.
Transferred to 43rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 26th
December, 1917. On Active Service with the Canadian Field
Artillery, from 26th December, 1917, to 5th August, 1918.
Wounded in the foot, 5th August, 1918. Demobilized, 23rd
January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th February,
1919. 233, 280.

Parke, Edwin Stuart — Gunner. Born 26th July, 1889, at
Newtown, North Wales. Father, Edward Parke, Architect.
Educated at Newtown County Intermediate School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 22nd November, 1909. Enlisted, July,
1916, from Saskatoon branch, in 76th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Reserve Artillery, Shorncliffe, 25th August, 1916; 48th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, 1st June, 1917. Principal actions:
Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Drocourt-Queant,
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 6th May,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th May, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 8th September, 1919.



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+ Parker, George Wallace — Private. Born 11th August,
1895, at Vancouver, British Cohimbia, Canada. Father, Clinton