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Flying Corps, with the rank of FUght Cadet. Transferred to
Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Service: Training in Canada.
Demobilized, 22nd December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 18th January, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
29th December, 1920, on account of ill-health.



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Ramage, Edward John — Private. Born 12th August, 1898, at
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Edward Ramage, Shipbuilder.
Educated at Technical High School, Toronto. Entered the service
of the Bank, 1st November, 1915. Enlisted, 22nd November, 1916,
from Port Perry branch, in 182nd Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Canadian Battalion. Principal
actions: Amiens, Arras, Drocourt-Queant, Canal du Nord, 1918.
Gun shot wound in the right arm, 27th September, 1918. De-
mobilized, 13th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
18th March, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 25th
October, 1919.

Rambaut, Henry William Romney — Sergeant. Born 13th
November, 1895, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, William Thomas
Romney Rambaut, M.A. (retired). Educated at the American
Episcopal College, Paris, France. Entered the service of the
Bank, 28th October, 1913. Enlisted, 15th September, 1916, from
Lewvan branch, in 77th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Promoted Lance-Corporal, November, 1916;
Sergeant, April, 1917. Service: Employed in clerical work (on
account of being medically unfit for active service). Demobilized,
30th June, 1917 (medically unfit). Subsequent occupation:
Accountant, Universal Securities Corporation, Limited, Outlook,
Saskatchewan, September, 1918.

Randall, Thomas Barnard — Lieutenant. Born 2nd August,
1895, in Australia. Father, A. G. Randall, Stock Raiser. Educated
at Brighton Grammar School, Victoria, Australia, and St. Paul's
School, London, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th
December, 1915. Enlisted, 31st July, 1917, from San Francisco
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second
Lieutenant and Lieutenant. Served as an Instructor in the Royal
Air Force in Canada, and served in the Royal Air Force in England.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 4th October, 1919.

+RAPSON, Sidney Harry — Private. Born 19th June, 1891,
at Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. Father, Rev. Wilham Rapson,
Wesleyan Minister. Educated at Borden Grammar School,
Sittingbourne, Wreight's Secondary School, Faversham, and
Harvey's Grammar School, Folkestone. Entered the service of
the Bank, 31st July, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Toronto
branch, in 19th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.



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Principal actions: Ypres, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917. Wounded
in the elbow, 1916; wounded (abdomen) 8th May, 1917.

Died of Wounds, 8th May, 1917. Buried with full military
honours at Barlin Cemetery, France.

Ratz, Lincoln — Private. Born 16th December, 1892, at
Gadshill, Ontario, Canada. Father, John E. Ratz, Sawmiller and
Lumberman. Educated at Wellesley Public and High Schools,
and Canada Business College. Entered the service of the Bank,
11th July, 1910. Enlisted, January, 1916, from Herbert branch, in
118th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Canadian Garrison Regiment, London, Ontario, August, 1917.
Service in Canada (on account of being medically unfit for active
service.) Returned to duty with the Bank, 20th August, 1919.

+Rawle, Charles William Forbes — Second Lieutenant.
Born 27th August, 1892, at Lewisham, London, England. Father,
Charles Rawle (retired). Educated at Lindisfarne School, and
Royal Naval College, Eltham. Entered the service of the Bank,
6th September, 1911. Left Head Office, Toronto, to undertake
military duty, 7th October, 1914, and enlisted, November, 1914,
in 9th Worcester Regiment, with the rank of Second Lieutenant.
Service and principal actions: Gallipoli (Suvia Bay Landing),
1915; Mesopotamia, 1916. Wounded, 6th August, 1915, in
Gallipoli.

Killed in Action, 4th April, 1916, at Hannah, while going to
the relief of General Townshend's forces. 79, 94, 116, 121.

^Raymond, Harry Gilbert — Sergeant. Born 25th April'
1887, at Norton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, John Ray-
mond, Farmer. Educated at Sussex Grammar School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 4th September, 1906. Enlisted, 30th
November, 1914, from St. John, N.B., branch, where he was
Accountant, in 26th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 30th November, 1914; Corporal, 1915;
Sergeant, 1916. Service: Trench fighting near Ypres, 1915-16.
Wounded (shrapnel), in the face and shoulder, at Sanctuary Wood,
14th June, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 27th June, 1916, at No. 13 Stationary Hos-
pital, Boulogne.

Reaburn, George Williamson — Private. Born 26th June,
1894, at Dalhousie Mills, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. G. Rea-
burn, C.P.R. Station Agent. Educated at Chesterville Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 1916.



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Enlisted, 25th March, 1918, from Smith's Falls branch, in 2nd
Depot Battalion, with the rank of Private. Service: Training
in Canada. Demobilized, 7th February, 1919. Subsequent
occupation: Assistant Agent, C.P.R., Chesterville, 10th February,
1919.

Read, Percy Charles — I.ance-Corporal, D.C.M. Born 18th
February, 1892, at Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland. Father,
Joseph Washington Read (retired), Lieutenant-Colonel
(Imperial Army). Educated at the High School, Clonmel, and
the Grammar School, Tipperary. Entered the service of the Bank,
28th July, 1911. Enlisted, 5th December, 1916, from Rainy River
branch, in Fort Garry Horse, with the rank of Private. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, September, 1918. Service and principal actions:
Trench warfare — Amiens, Le Cateau, and the German Offensive,
March-April, 1918.

Awarded
The Distinguished Conduct Medal
"For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. On
October 7th, 1918, when charging with his troop on
the wood at Bois de Gattignies he had his horse shot
under him. Observing two enemy machine-guns
still firing on an infantry regiment coming up.
Private Read volunteered to direct an officer and his
company on these guns. The movement was
carried out with great success."

(Supplement to the London Gazette, 10th Jan-
uary, 1920.)
DemobiHzed, 2nd June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
23rd June, 1919. 302.

+Read, Samuel Thomas — Private. Born 25th March, 1894,
at Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland. Father, Robert Read,
General Merchant. Educated at Pettigo Royal Academical
Institution, Belfast. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August,
1912. EnHsted, July, 1915, from Saskatoon branch, in 3rd Univer-
sity Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with
the rank of Private. Service: With P.P.C.L.I. in France. Shrap-
nel wound in the spine, 21st April, 1916.
Died of Wounds, 24th April, 1916.

Redman, Stanley Victor Hughes — Private. Born 23rd
January, 1897, at Southampton, England. Father, Rev. Alfred E.
Redman, Methodist Minister (deceased). Educated at Duncan



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Public School and Victoria High School. Entered the service of
the Bank, 22nd August, 1916. Enlisted, 9th May, 1918, from
North Victoria branch, and was subsequently transferred to 29th
(Vancouver) Battalion, British Columbia Regiment, with the rank
of Private. Service: With the Canadian Corps in Army of Occu-
pation, in Germany, and engaged in clerical work with Y.M.C.A.
Demobilized, 24th May, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Entered
the Canadian Methodist Ministry in British Columbia.

Reed, Charles Henry — Corporal. Born 11th September,
1889, at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England. Father (deceased).
Educated at Loughborough Grammar School, Leicestershire,
England. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th December, 1912.
Enhsted, 8th December, 1915, from Blaine Lake branch, in 138th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
137th Canadian Battalion, 26th October, 1916; 21st Reserve
Battahon, January, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, April, 1916;
Corporal, April, 1918. Service: Employed as Instructor at Bram-
shott, Hants, England. DemobiHzed, 20th April, 1918, on account
of being medically unfit for further military service. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 1st May, 1918.

Reed, William, Jr. — Sergeant. Born 1st January, 1894.
Father, William Reed, Farmer. Entered the service of the Bank
26th October, 1910. Enlisted, November, 1914, from Stavely
branch. Wounded, September, 1916. Subsequent occupation:
With the Military Registrar's Office in Calgary.

Rehn, Carl Hjalmar — Yeoman (U.S. Navy). Born 16th
March, 1890. Father, C. J. Rehn, Merchant Tailor. Entered the
service of the Bank, 12th November, 1917. Enlisted, March, 1918,
from San Francisco branch, in United States Naval Transport
Company.

Reid, Adam Alexander — Private. Born 25th August, 1896,
at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, R. R. Reid, Insurance Official.
Educated at Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh. Entered the
service of the Bank, 24th January, 1914. Enlisted, 10th September,
1915, from Stony Plain branch, in 63rd Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Machine Gun Com-
pany, January, 1917; 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun
Corps, March, 1918. Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Bourlon Wood, Valenciennes, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 14th July, 1919.



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Reid, Alfred Gordon — Private. Born 25th October, 1895,
at Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Father, Patrick Reid, Cattle
Dealer (deceased). Educated at Ellon Pubhc and High Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 26th June, 1913. Enhsted,
18th May, 1915, from Nelson branch, in 54th Canadian BattaHon,
with the rank of Private. Principal action: Desire Trench
(Somme), 1916. Gun shot wound in the right shoulder, 18th
November, 1916. Demobilized, 11th December, 1918. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 5th December, 1919.

*Reid, Arthur James — Private. Born 10th April, 1893.
Father, James Reid, District Inspector, Royal Irish Constabulary.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd November, 1912. Enhsted,
August, 1914, from North Battleford branch, in Royal Canadian
Dragoons, with the rank of Private.

Presumed to have been killed in Action, 23rd March, 1918.

Reid, Arthur Pritchard — Regimental Sergeant-Major.
Born 31st May, 1893, at Seaforth, Ontario, Canada. Father, John
H. Reid, Manager, Canada Furniture Manufacturers Limited.
Educated at Seaforth Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of
the Bank, 2nd May, 1910. Enhsted, 4th August, 1915, from
Goderich branch, in Canadian Armj' Medical Corps Depot, London,
Ontario, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
8th August, 1915; Sergeant, 11th August, 1915; Staff Sergeant, 8th
October, 1915; Warrant Officer, Class 1, 2nd January, 1916.
Reverted to Staff Sergeant to proceed to France, 19th May, 1918.
Promoted Warrant Officer, Class 1, 11th April, 1918. Service:
Regimental Sergeant-Major of Canadian Army Medical Corps
Depot, Shorncliffe, 2nd January, 1916; Regimental Sergeant-Major
to Assistant Director Medical Service, (Sub Staff) Crowborough,
4th November, 1916; Camp Sergeant-Major of Military Con-
valescent Hospital, Epsom, 25th January, 1917; Regimental
Sergeant-Major of No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, France,
11th April, 1918. Demobilized, 22nd April, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 28th May, 1919. 291.

Reid, Forrest — Private. Born 29th August, 1893. Father,
John Kelso Reid, LL.D., T.C.D., Solicitor. Entered the service
of the Bank, 9th December, 1912. Enhsted, October, 1917, from
Coleman branch, with the rank of Private. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 14th April, 1919.

Reid, George Edward — Gunner. Born 5th March, 1892, at
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Alexander Reid,



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Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Education. Educated at Public
School, Collegiate Institute, Business College, and Canadian Khaki
University, Ripon, England (post war). Entered the service of the
Bank, 6th July, 1910. Enlisted, September, 1917, from London,
Ontario, branch, in Canadian Army Service Corps, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
November, 1917; 23rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery
September, 1918. Service: On active service in France with
Canadian Field Artillery, from September, 1918.

Reid, Kenneth Hurst — Bombardier. Born 19th December,
1898, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Andrew Reid
(deceased). Educated at Technical High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 22nd February, 1915. Enlisted, 9th November
1915, from Toronto branch, in Royal Canadian Horse Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 45th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery. Promoted Bombardier. Principal actions : Vimy
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918.
Slightly wounded, March, 1917. Demobihzed, 28th March, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 28th April, 1919.

Rennison, George Garrett — Gunner. Born 21st January,
1891, at Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland. Father, Rev. Henry
Rennison, M.A., Clerk in Holy Orders. Educated at Private
School and Skerry's College, Dublin. Entered the service of the
Bank, 26th October, 1910. Enlisted, 11th April, 1916, from Leth-
bridge branch, in 61st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Active service from 4th September, 1917, to
the Armistice. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st July,
1919. 250, 305.

Renwick, Halbeet Siegle — Sergeant. Born 15th August,
1888, at Hespeler, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Renwick
(deceased). Educated at Hespeler Pubhc School and Gait Col-
legiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st November,
1911. Enlisted, 10th May, 1918, from London, Ontario, branch,
where he was Accountant, in 70th Battery, Canadian Field Artil-
lery, with the rank of Gunner. Promoted Sergeant, 24th June,
1918. Service: Employed at Command Headquarters Staff,
Petewawa Camp. Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th
September, 1918.

Renwick, Lewis — Private. Born 16th February, 1890.
Father, Robert Renwick, Miller. Entered the service of the Bank,
7th January, 1911. EnHsted, June, 1916, from North Winnipeg
branch, in 200th Canadian Battahon.



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Reuter, Fred Carl Anton — Gunner. Born 14th August,
1895, at Preston, Ontario, Canada. Father, Edward Reuter,
Works Manager. Educated at Preston Public School, and Gait
Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd
October, 1911. Enlisted, 20th March, 1918, from Hamilton branch,
in 67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Service: Training as a Signaller at Frensham Pond,
Surrey, England. Demobilized, 6th February, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 27th March, 1919.

Rhodes, Arthur Dallas Gordon — Flight Cadet. Born 27th
November, 1892, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father,
Charles C. Rhodes, Real Estate and Insurance. Educated at
Macleod High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 25th June,
1909. Enhsted, 16th May, 1918, from Warner branch, in Royal
Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Training in
the Royal Air Force in Canada. Demobilized, 9th December,
1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 13th December, 1918.

RiACH, Charles Cruicksiiank, Jr. — Sergeant. Born 10th
March, 1895, at Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Father, Charles
Cruickshank Riach, Schoolmaster. Educated at Douglas Public
School and Lanark Grammar School. Entered the service of the
Bank 30th August, 1910. Enlisted, 20th April, 1915, from Port
Arthur branch, in 52nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Manitoba Regimental Depot, 23rd
September, 1916; 18th Reserve Battalion, 18th October, 1917.
Promoted Corporal, June, 1915; Sergeant, December, 1918.
Principal actions: Third Battle of Ypres, June, 1916; Somme,
September, 1916. Shrapnel wound in the che.st (slight), 3rd May,
1916, at Hooge; bullet wound in the left arm and shoulder
(severe), 16th September, 1916, at the Somme. Demobilized, 10th
September, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd Septem-
ber, 1919.

^Richards, Charles Ainslie— Private. Born 24th September,
1890, at Hong Kong, China. Father, Charles Walter Richards,
Shipping Clerk (retired). Educated at Malvern College and
Birmingham University. Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd
August, 1911. Left Red Deer branch, to return to the Old Country
to take up mihtary duty, 16th November, 1914. Enhsted in Prin-
cess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Principal action: Third Battle of Ypres, 2nd June, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 2nd June, 1916.

"He died nobly, doing his duty, sticking to his post against
heavy odds." — A Comrade.



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Richards, William Henry Edward — Second Lieutenant.
Born 27th November, 1896, at Oundle, North Hants, England.
Father, Henry Richards, Accountant. Educated at St. Mark's
School, Peterborough, England, and London Polytechnic. Entered
the service of the Bank, 17th January, 1916. Enlisted, March,

1918, from North Vancouver branch, in 68th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Roj^al
Air Force, April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, February,

1919. Served as a Pilot in the Royal Air Force. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919. Retired from the service of
the Bank, 21st February, 1920.

Richards, William Lewis — Lieutenant. Born 31st January,
1894, at Innisfail, Alberta, Canada. Father, William Albert Bruce
Richards, Pharmacist (deceased) . Educated at Lake Lodge School,
Grimsby, Ontario. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August,
1909. Enhsted, June, 1915, from Montreal branch, in Royal Flying
Corps, with the rank of Lieutenant. Service: Training in England.
Severely injured in a flying accident, 24th May, 1916. Demobil-
ized, November, 1917, on account of being physically unfit for
further service.

Richardson, Thomas — Corporal. Born 12th July, 1867, in
England. Father, William Richardson (deceased). Educated at
Board School, Stone, England. Entered the service of the Bank,
21st May, 1914. Enlisted, 9th September, 1915, from Sydney
branch, in 36th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Promoted Sergeant, 12th September, 1915 (reverting
to proceed to England). Promoted Corporal, and employed as a
riding instructor at the Artillery School in England. Demobilized,
31st March, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th March,
1918. Retired from the service of the Bank, 30th June, 1918, and
employed as truckman by the Dominion Iron & Steel Company,
12th July, 1918.

■i"RiCKETTS, Neville Hamilton — Lieutenant. Born 2nd Jan-
uary, 1892, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles N.
Ricketts, Assistant Secretary, Canada Life Assurance Company.
Educated at St. Alban's Cathedral School, The Model School, and
Oakwood High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd
October, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Spadina & College,
Toronto, branch, in 3rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Colour
Sergeant. Transferred to 5th Canadian Battalion, December,
1915, with the rank of Lieutenant. Served with 5th Canadian



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Battalion in France. Wounded (machine-gun bullet), while in
charge of a working party, 30th December, 1915.
Died of Wounds, Slst December, 1915.

Ridge, Norman MacKenzie — Private. Born 23rd August,
1894, at Cork, Ireland. Father, Francis T. Ridge, Captain
(Merchant Service) (deceased) . Educated at Cork Grammar School
and Presentation College. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st
June, 1912. Enlisted, 24th March, 1916, from Shaunavon branch, in
209th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 9th Reserve Battahon, November, 1916; 10th Canadian Bat-
talion, 13th April, 1917. Principal actions: Arleux-en-Gohelle,
April, 1917; Hill 70, 15th August, 1917; Passchendaele Ridge,
November, 1917; Amiens, August, 1918. Gassed, 18th August,
1917. Demobihzed, 20th May, 1919. Subsequent occupation:
With Army & Navy Department, Y.M.C.A., 26th May, 1919.

RiGSBT, Andrew Cecil — Private. Born 2nd October, 1898,
at Gait, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Rigsby, Building Con-
tractor. Educated at Gait Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 14th April, 1913. Enlisted, 3rd August, 1915,
from Toronto branch, in 3rd University Company, Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Principal actions: Zillebeke, June, 1916; Somme, September and
October, 1916; Vimy (Patricia Crater), 19th December, 1916;
Passchendaele, October, 1917. Multiple wounds (bomb and gun
shot), 2nd June, 1916; bayonet wound in the arm, 19th December,
1916; wounded in the left thigh, 16th April, 1917. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 2nd April, 1919. 111.

RippiNGALE, Edwin Spurgeon — Sergeant. Born 20th May,
1892, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, William Rippingale, Commercial
Traveller. Educated at Diocesan School and Wesley College,
Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th June, 1912.
Enhsted, 18th March, 1915, from Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg,
branch, in 44th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, March, 1915; Corporal, May, 1915;
Sergeant, March, 1916. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916;
Arras, Vimy Ridge, 1917. Taken prisoner of war at Vimy Ridge,
12th April, 1917. Wounded, Somme, 18th November, 1916;
wounded (and prisoner), 12th April, 1917. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 4th June, 1919.

Ritchie, John Alexander — Second Lieutenant. Born 4th
May, 1892, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Charles



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Ritchie, Foreman, C. H. Peters & Sons, St. John, N.B. Educated
at St. John, N.B., Public and High Schools. Entered the service
of the Bank, 14th November, 1910. Enlisted, 10th November,
1917, from Peterboro branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank
of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 25th July, 1918. Service: Flying
in Texas, Canada and England. Demobihzed, 9th March, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st May, 1919.

Ritchie, William, Jr. — Sergeant. Born 4th March, 1891, at
St. Andrews, Scotland. Father, William Ritchie, Cabinet Maker.
Educated at Madras College. Entered the service of the Bank,
30th May, 1910. Enlisted, October, 1915, from Hafford branch,
in 65th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 44th Canadian Battalion, July, 1916; Canadian Training School,
April, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, July, 1917. Principal action:
Somme, 1916. Wounded (gun shot) in both legs, 14th October,
1916. Demobihzed, 8th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 13th March, 1919.

Ritchie, William — Private. Born 19th February, 1893.
Father, G. S. Ritchie, Fish Curer. Entered the service of the
Bank, 3rd April, 1916. Enhsted, 15th October, 1917, from
Macleod branch, in Canadian Army Service Corps Motor Trans-
port, with the rank of Private.

Roberts, Alan Kenneth Mackenzie — Corporal. Born
28th September, 1895, at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Father, T. Roberts, Customs Ofl5cer. Educated at High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 11th January, 1915. Enlisted,
January, 1918, from Keremeos branch, in 5th Battery, Royal
Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Promoted
Corporal. Service: Garrison duty on the east coast of Canada.
Demobilized, February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
28th February, 1919.

Roberts, Geoffrey Lewis — A.B. Born 8th April, 1898, at
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. Father, T. L. Roberts, Engineer.
Educated at Kelvin School, Winnipeg. Entered the service of
the Bank, 16th October, 1915. Enhsted, 4th November, 1916,
from Bengough branch, in the Royal Navy, with the rank of Ordin-
ary Seaman. Transferred to H.M.S. "Virginian," February, 1917,
to February, 1919. Service: North Sea Patrol (including the
sinking of an enemy submarine); Atlantic escort work (torpedoed
once). Demobilized, 25th March, 1919.



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Robertson, Hugh — Captain. Born 28th March, 1896, at
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. Father, Charles Robertson
(deceased). Educated at Collegiate Institute, North Battleford.
Entered the service of the Bank, 21st October, 1913. Enlisted,
3rd April, 1916, from Wisetown branch, in 196th Canadian Bat-
talion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 15th Reserve