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up mihtary duty 10th May, 1915. Enhsted in 48th Highlanders
of Canada, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 15th
Canadian Battahon, about October, 1916.

Killed in Action, near Lens, 18th July, 1917.

Sadleir, Malcolm Victor — Lieutenant. Born 27th May,
1892, at Wiarton, Ontario, Canada. Father, John A. Sadleir,
Merchant (deceased). Educated at Public School, Wiarton, and
High School, Palmerston. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th
June, 1910. Enhsted, 1st November, 1915, from West Shefford
branch, in 87th Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards), with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian Battalion, 18th June,
1916; rejoined 87th Canadian Battalion, on receiving commission,
15th November, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, December,
1915; Corporal, January, 1916; Sergeant, November, 1916;
Lieutenant, November, 1917. Service and principal actions:



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Somme, 1916; Amiens, 1918. Proceeded to the Canadian Corps
School on a six weeks' course, 21st August, 1918. Rejoined Bat-
talion, 5th November, 1918. Gun shot wound in the lower left
leg (slight), 19th September, 1916. Demobilized, 25th August,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th September, 1919.

Sadler, Louis — Private. Born 26th December, 1894.
Father, William T. Sadler, Manager, Sprostons, Limited. Entered
the service of the Bank, 2nd February, 1914. EnUsted, August,
1914, from Montreal branch, in 1st Royal Montreal Regiment,
with the rank of Private. Gassed and wounded, 1915.

Samson, Joseph Rosaire — Captain. Born 6th October,
1891, at Lauzon West, Quebec, Canada. Father, Isaie Samson
(deceased). Educated at the St. Joseph Academy, Lauzon, and
Levis College. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912.
Enlisted, 13th May, 1915, from Danville branch, in 6th Regiment,
Canadian Garrison Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Trans-
ferred to 6th Company, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery, 15th
March, 1915. Promoted Lieutenant, 24th August, 1915; Captain,
24th January, 1918. Service: Chief Examining OflHcer for the
Port of Castries, and in charge of Minesweeping operations from
October, 1916, to July, 1918; later. Garrison Adjutant. Demobi-
lized, 25th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 28th
August, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st Octo-
ber, 1920.

+Sands, Lloyd Allison — Flight Lieutenant. Born 19th May,
1894, at Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, William T.
Sands, Machinist. Educated at Moncton High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 15th November, 1913. EnUsted, 22nd
September, 1915, from Moncton branch, in Royal Naval Air
Service, with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Promoted Flight
Sub-Lieutenant, February, 1916; Flight Lieutenant, 1917.
Service: In charge of an aerodrome near Paris; later attached to a
bombing squadron at Dunkirk.

Shot down near St. Quentin, 22nd March, 1918; was reported
missing, and later presumed to have been Killed in Action on that
date.

Note: The following extracts are taken from a letter from
Lieutenant-Colonel R. Collishaw, D.S.O., the commander of the
squadron in which Lieutenant Sands served, and one of the most
brilliant Canadian airmen :



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"We were all very proud of him and he earned such a good
name that whenever a job was ordered for our squadron to do, he
was usually the one selected to carry it out. Twice he was con-
gratulated by the General commanding our army for work well
done."

"No other officer ever did his work more thoroughly and well.
He had accounted for six Huns before they got him, and I only
wish he had been spared to carry on the good work."

"There never was a cleaner, more gentlemanly boy in France,
and his great bravery has always been very much admired by every
pilot. During the Somme battle in March this officer attacked
enemy troops in the open many times in a very gallant manner."

Sapte, Douglas — Second Lieutenant. Born 29th August,
1898, at Sapton, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Anthony Sapte
(retired). Educated at St. John's College, Winnipeg. Entered the
service of the Bank, 6th October, 1916. Enlisted, 25th March,
1918, from North Winnipeg branch, in Royal Air Force, with the
rank of Flight Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 6th Novem-
ber, 1918. Completed training as a pilot in the Royal Air Force.
Demobilized, 31st January, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 27th January, 1919.

Sattin, Arthur — Lieutenant. Born 8th July, 1893. Father,
Building Contractor (retired). Entered the service of the Bank,
15th October, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Calgary branch,
in 10th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Subse-
quently promoted Lieutenant.

Saunders, Brant Murray— Gunner. Born 7th October,
1886. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from
Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, December, 1916, from
Toronto branch, in "C" Battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 32nd Battery, 8th (Army)
Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Wounded, December, 1917.

Saunders, George Carlton — Company Sergeant-Major.
Born 26th September, 1890, at Meaford, Ontario, Canada. Father,
Walter B. Saunders, Farmer. Educated at Carman (Manitoba)
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th July, 1908.
Enlisted, January, 1915, from Grouard branch, in 49th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian
Machine Gun Corps, March, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
March, 1916; Corporal, April, 1916; Sergeant, June, 1916; later
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August, 1916; (in France from October, 1915, to September, 1916).
Gun shot wound in the chest and liver, 21st August, 1916. Demob-
ilized, 23rd December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank,
13th December, 1918.

Saunderson, William — Flight Cadet. Born 23rd March,

1895, at Armagh, Ireland. Father, John Saunderson (deceased).
Educated at Grange School, and Collins School, Belfast. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th July, 1912. Enlisted, 10th May, 1915,
from Stavely branch, in 50th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 23rd Canadian Battalion, 6th September,
1915; 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 1st June, 1916;
Royal Air Force, 6th October, 1918, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Principal actions: Ypres, June, 1916; Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge,
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th March, 1919.

Savage, Ivan Burke— Lieutenant, M.C. Born 5th April,

1896, at DubUn, Ireland. Father, Dr. M. Burke Savage.
Educated at Belvedere College, Dublin. Entered the service of
the Bank, 9th January, 1914. EnHsted, August, 1914, from
Montreal branch, in 14th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 11th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, July, 1916;
1st Royal Dublin FusiHers, July, 1918; 5th Royal Irish Regiment,
January, 1919. Promoted Second Lieutenant, July, 1916;
Lieutenant, January, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and fine leadership
during an attack. He led two platoons with
determined courage to their final objective, over-
coming several checks by the skilful handling of his
men. Throughout the action he was seen supervising
and reorganizing the line under constant fire."

{London Gazette.)
Wounded twice (once severely and once slightly).

Saxon, Frederick Henry Berwick — Staff Sergeant. Born
1st August, 1894, at Streetsville, Ontario, Canada. Father,
William Henry Saxon, Miller. Educated at Streetsville High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th February, 1911.
Enlisted, April, 1915, from Sault Ste. Marie branch, in 37th Can-
adian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Can-
adian Army Service Corps. Promoted Lance-Corporal, May,



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1915; Corporal, 10th August, 1915; Sergeant, 20th April, 1916;
Staff Sergeant, 1st August, 1918. Service: Engaged in clerical
work with the Canadian Army Service Corps in England.
Demobilized, 31st May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
7th July, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 15th
January, 1920.

Say, Stanley Rhys— Captain, M.C. Born 18th July, 1895,
at Fordingbridge, Hants, England. Father, Robert Henry Say,
Farmer. Educated at Cleveland House School, SaUsbury, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 28th March, 1913. Enlisted,
January, 1915, from Vancouver branch, in 11th Canadian Mounted
Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Reserve Battalion, December, 1916; 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of
Canada, April, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, June, 1915;
Corporal, August, 1915; Lieutenant, March, 1916; Captain (and
Adjutant), October, 1918. Principal actions: Lens, June, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Drocourt-Qu6ant, Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
(near Lens). He led his platoon to its objective with
great determination, although he had been twice
wounded, the second time severely so. Coming under
heavy machine-gun fire, he skilfully withdrew his men
to a better position, which he consolidated. He then
personally led a bombing attack upon an enemy gun,
but was compelled to retire by concentrated machine
gun fire, having displayed the greatest gallantry and
disregard of danger throughout. After being
wounded for a second time, he carried on for over
two hours." (Supplement to the London Gazette, 9th
January, 1918).
Gun shot wounds in the shoulder and back, June, 1917.

ScANLON, James Ross — Private. Born 21st September, 1895,
at^Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. Father (deceased). Entered
the service of the Bank, 19th July, 1915. Enlisted 29th March,
1916, from Port Colborne branch, in 176th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Battalion,
5th October, 1917. Gun shot wound in the back, 14th October,
1918. Demobilized, 6th March, 1919.



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ScHNUR, Cyril Coleman — Gunner. Born 31st December,
1893, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Levi W. Schnur,
Commercial Traveller. Educated at Queen Alexandra School,
Toronto, and Technical High School, Toronto. Entered the service
of the Bank, 1st March, 1913. Enlisted, 18th February, 1918, from
Queen East, Toronto, branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Served on garrison duty in
Canada. Demobilized, 21st December, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 9th January, 1919.

ScHOLLicK, James Murray — Lieutenant. Born 25th Nov-
ember, 1894, at Surrey, England. Father, Dr. T. J. SchoUick,
Surgeon. Educated at King Edward VI. Royal Grammar School,
and Peter Symond's College. Entered the service of the Bank,
4th March, 1912. Enlisted, June, 1917, from Waterville branch, in
Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Third Air Mechanic. Trans-
ferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieu-
tenant, November, 1917; Lieutenant, May, 1918. Demobilized,
August, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service. Subsequent occupation: Accountant, Grinnell
Bros., Detroit.

Scott, Alvyn Cormie — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 10th Nov-
ember, 1891, at Eramosa, Wellington County, Ontario. Father,
John Scott, Livestock Commission Agent. Educated at Wiarton
(Ontario) Public and High Schools. Entered the service of the
Bank, 7th February, 1911. Enlisted, 24th May, 1915, from Innis-
fail branch, in 51st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 46th Canadian Battalion, 21st June, 1916. Pro-
moted Lance-Corporal, 1st January, 1916; Corporal, 1st July, 1916;
Sergeant, 8th August, 1916; Lieutenant, 21st August, 1917. Prin-
cipal actions: Somme (Regina Trench), 1916; Vimy Ridge, Lens,
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, 1918. (Served as
intelligence officer and scout officer.)
Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
before Dury and Ecourt-St. Quentin during the
period 2nd/4th September, 1918. As intelligence
officer of the battalion during the assault he estab-
lished connection with the units on flanks and with
companies in forward areas under heavy fire. He
later made valuable reconnaissances of the situation,
enabling quick and necessary action to be taken.



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Though stunned by a bursting shell and feeling unfit

he remained at duty until two days' active operations

were completed, displaying the greatest ability and

rendering very valuable services." (Supplement to

the London Gazette, 1st February, 1919.)

Gun shot wound in the right thigh (wounded while on patrol), 19th

April, 1918. Demobilized, 26th January, 1919. Returned to duty

with the Bank, 27th January, 1919. 144.

Scott, Alexander Stuartson Bell — Private. Born 9th
December, 1892, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, Charles Scott,
Chemist. Educated at James Gillespie's School, Edinburgh.
Entered the service of the Bank, 4th May, 1911. EnHsted, 16th
April, 1917, from Saskatoon branch, in Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry, with the rank of Private. Principal actions:
Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918.
Demobilized, 19th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
31st March, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 31st
October, 1919.

•fScoTT, Charles Victor Christian — Private. Born 29th
June, 1895, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, Charles Goodwin Scott,
Merchant (deceased). Educated at Sandy mount Academical
Institution, and Morgan's School, Castleknock, County Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 8th June, 1912. Enlisted, 14th
September, 1915, from Regina branch, in 46th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. On active service with his Battalion in
France. Wounded (shrapnel), in the spine, 23rd July, 1916.
Died of Wounds, 5th December, 1916.

+ScoTT, John Richard Douglas — Private. Born 5th May,
1892. Father, Matthew W. Scott, Solicitor's Manager. Entered
the service of the Bank, 5th September, 1912. Enlisted, February,
1915, from Vancouver branch, in Canadian Army Medical Corps,
with the rank of Private.

Accidentally drowned, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada,
while en route home, 23rd December, 1915.

Scott, Leslie Baldwin — Private. Born 21st August, 1885,
in Labrador. Father, W. B. D. Scott, Managing-Director, Labra-
dor Company. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th June, 1916.
Enlisted, 19th February, 1918, from Winnipeg branch, in 76th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps, 25th March, 1919.
Demobilized, 31st August, 1919.



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Scott, Nigel Bowes — Second Lieutenant. Born 6th Jan-
uary, 1899, at Barrackpore, India. Father, Bernard Scott,
Colonel, Indian Army (retired). Educated at Bedford School,
Bedford, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd June,
1916. EnHsted, 11th September, 1916, from Penticton branch, in
158th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 54th (Kootenay) Battalion, December, 1916; 16th Reserve
Battalion, June, 1917; Royal Field Artillery, 6th May, 1918, with
the rank of Second Lieutenant. Service and principal actions:
Vimy Ridge, 1917; at Salonica, 1918; Russia and Army of Occupa-
tion, 1919. Gun shot wound in the head and thigh, 11th April,
1917.

Scott, William George— Private. Born 28th February,
1895, at Dundee, Scotland. Father, James Scott, Superintendent of
Police. Educated at Harris Academy, Dundee. Entered the
service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enlisted, 15th July,
1915, from Toronto branch, in 3rd University Company, Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 4th University Company, Princess Patricia's
Canadian Light Infantry, 1st September, 1915. Service: Military
training at McGill University, Montreal. DemobiHzed, 10th
November, 1915, on account of being medically unfit for active
service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th November, 1915.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 29th April, 1919.

ScROGGiE, George Everett — Captain, M.C. Born 18th
April, 1889, at Syenite, Missouri, U.S.A. Father, George Scroggie,
Contractor (deceased). Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School,
and Aberdeen University, Scotland. Entered the service
of the Bank, 27th December, 1905. Enlisted, 1st February, 1915,
from Walkerville branch, where he was Accountant, in 33rd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to
Canadian Divisional Cyclist Depot, 14th August, 1915; Canadian
Reserve CycHst Depot, 5th December, 1915; 3rd Canadian Div-
isional Cyclist Company, 15th February, 1916; Canadian Corps
Cychst Battalion, 12th May, 1916. Promoted Captain, 19th
August, 1918. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy, Passchen-
daele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Drocourt-Qu6ant Switch, Canal du
Nord, Cambrai, Mons, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Cross

"During the operations of the night of October

10/llth (Map. U 13 Central Sheet 51 A, S.W.),

Captain Scroggie cleverly organized and personally



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carried out a successful attack with two platoons of
cyclists in the face of direct fire from enemy machine-
gun nests on the high ground. He drove out the
enemy and succeeded in establishing a strong-point
on the high ground which covered a gap between the
Canadians and British, thereby enabling our infantry
to advance 700 yards." {London Gazette.)
Demobilized, 23rd April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
2nd May, 1919. 155.

Scully, Douglas — Second Lieutenant. Born 7th October,
1893, at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Father, Lieutenant-
Colonel John Scully (deceased), late of Indian Medical Service.
Educated at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, England, and South
Lynn College, Eastbourne. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st
June, 1912. Enlisted, 28th August, 1914, from North Winnipeg
branch, in Fort Garry Horse, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Canadian Army Fay Corps, April, 1915; Royal Sussex
Regiment, May, 1918. Promoted Staff Sergeant, July, 1916;
Second Lieutenant, 1st May, 1918. Service: Advance on Mount
Kemmel and Wytschaete, August, 1918. (later Battalion Signal
Officer); Army of Occupation, Germany. 304.

Seddall, Cecil Graves — Lieutenant. Born 24th June, 1890,
at Portrush, Ireland. Father, Frederick N. Seddall (deceased)
late Manager, Belfast Banking Company, Limited. Educated
at King's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Entered the service
of the Bank, 22nd November, 1912. Enlisted, 7th August,

1915. from Calgary branch, in 50th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 10th Battalion, 4th February,

1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, May, 1916; Corporal, June,
1916; Lieutenant (in the Field), 30th November, 1916. Principal
actions: Hill 60, Sanctuary Wood, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge,

1917. Gun shot wound in the shoulder, 9th April, 1917. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 17th May, 1920.

Sewell, Adrian Valentine — Lieutenant. Born 21st Nov-
ember, 1892, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Stephen St.
A. Sewell, Manager, Perkins Insurance Company. Entered the
service of the Bank, 7th December, 1917. Enlisted, May, 1918,
from Hamilton branch, in 255th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Lieutenant. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Tank Battalion,
26th September, 1918.

Note : Lieutenant Sewell had been wounded, 14th June, 1916,
and discharged from the Army before joining the service of the
Bank, 7th December, 1917.



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Shadwell, Howard Lancelot Fitzhenry — Bombardier.
Born 26th July, 1891, at New Westminster, British Columbia,
Canada. Father, Howard B. Shadwell (deceased). Educated at
Royal City High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st
February, 1908. Enlisted, 31st July, 1916, from New Westminster
branch, in 68th Depot Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to Third Canadian Divisional Trench
Mortars, 17th December, 1916. Promoted Bombardier, 9th April,
1918. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele,
1917; Amiens, Arras, Drocourt-Queant, Cambrai, Valenciennes,
Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 31st March, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 10th April, 1919.

Shannon, Alfred Ernest— Gunner. Born 3rd March, 1896,
at Belfast, Ireland. Father, Frank Shannon (retired). Educated
at Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Entered the service of
the Bank, 23rd February, 1914. Enlisted, May, 1917, from Ayer's
Cliff branch, in 5th Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, with
the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 4th Canadian Divisional
Ammunition Column, April, 1918; 5th Canadian Divisional
Ammunition Column, July, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens,
Arras, Drocourt-Queant, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918. Demob-
ilized, 22nd June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st
July, 1919.

Shannon, Alexander Gilbert McElwaine — Corporal. Born
1st June, 1891, at Coleraine, Ireland. Father, Alfred C. Shannon,
Newspaper Editor and Manager. Educated at Coleraine Academical
Institution. Entered the service of the Bank, 4th October, 1911.
Enlisted, 12th August, 1914, from Edmonton branch, in Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps, 18th July, 1916. Pro-
moted Corporal, 1st November, 1917. Principal actions: St.
Eloi, January and February, 1915; Second Battle of Ypres, April
and May, 1915; Armentieres, June, July and August, 1915;
Somme, September, 1915. Evacuated from France, January,
1916, with eye trouble, to hospital in Folkestone.

Sharp, David Dalglish — Sergeant. Born 19th January,
1895, at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, George Sharp, Building Con-
tractor. Educated at Allan Glen's School, Glasgow. Entered the
service of the Bank, 27th July, 1911. Enlisted, January, 1915,
from Vancouver branch, in 29tli Canadian Battalion, with the rank
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1917; 4th Canadian Divisional Wing, February, 1918, with the
rank of Sergeant. On active service with his Battalion in France.
Demobilized, 6th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
5th August, 1919.

Sharp, Percy Wetmore — Second Air Mechanic. Born 26th
May, 1896, at Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Father, W. B.
Sharp, Contractor. Educated at Vancouver High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 17th March, 1915. Enlisted, 19th
June, 1917, from East Vancouver branch, in Royal Flying Corps,
with the rank of Second Air Mechanic. Transferred to Royal Air
Force, 1st April, 1918. Served as an Instructor in Aerial Gunnery
in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. Demobilized,
15th January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th
January, 1919.

Shaw, Frederic Barr^ — Lieutenant. Born 14th May, 1895,
at Forest, Ontario, Canada. Father, F. W. Shaw, Shipper.
Educated at Forest School and Toronto University. Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th September, 1911. Enlisted, 18th April,
1917, from Yonge & College, Toronto, branch, in Royal Naval Air
Service, with the rank of Probationary Flight Officer. Transferred
to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant,
April, 1918; Lieutenant, October, 1918. Service: Night Bombing
(Handley Page Machines).

Awarded
The Croix de Guerre (French)
DemobiUzed, 13th November, 1919.

Shaw, George Thomas — Captain. Born 6th February, 1892,
at Sandy Point, Newfoundland. Father, Samuel Shaw, Sea
Captain. Educated at High School, Sandy Point, and Bishop
Field College, St. John's, Newfoundland. Entered the service of
the Bank, 6th November, 1911. Enlisted, 6th February, 1916,
from Youngstown branch, in 175th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 21st Reserve Battalion, 15th
November, 1916; 31st Canadian Battahon, 25th March, 1917.
Promoted Lieutenant, 26th February, 1916; Captain (and
Adjutant), 1st July, 1918. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, 9th
April, 1917; Fresnoy, 3rd May, 1917; Hill 70, 15th August, 1917;
Lens, 25th August, 1917; Passchendaele, 6th November, 1917.
Wounded in the face (slight), Hill 70, 15th August, 1917; in the
right leg and left arm (arm broken), Passchendaele, 6th November,
1917. Returned to duty with the Bank, 28th April, 1920.



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Shaw, John, Jr. — Lieutenant. Born 23rd April, 1892, at
Advie, Scotland. Father, John Shaw, Blacksmith and Implement
Maker. Educated at Higher Grade School, Aberlour. Entered
the service of the Bank, 31st August, 1910. Enlisted, 4th Novem-
ber, 1914, from Saskatoon branch, in 32nd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th Canadian Battalion,