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1918.)
Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th October, 1920.

Stephens, Albert William— Pay Sergeant. Born 25th
March, 1892, at Kilmacrenan, Ireland. Father, Richard Stephens,
Land Steward. Educated at Milford National School, Milford,
Ireland, and Skerry's College, Belfast, Ireland. Entered the
service of the Bank, 13th September, 1912. Enhsted, 28th Sep-
tember, 1915, from Swift Current branch, in 85th Battalion (Nova



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Scotia Highlanders), with the rank of Private. Transferred to
219th (Highland) Battahon, 15th March, 1916; 5th Canadian
Reserve Brigade Headquarters, 28th February, 1917. Promoted
Lance - Corporal, November, 1915; Company Quartermaster-
Sergeant, 15th March, 1916; Brigade Quartermaster - Sergeant,
June, 1917; Pay Sergeant, 29th July, 1918. Service: Employed
on clerical work in England. (Unfit for active service on account
of an injury to the knee.) DemobiUzed, 8th March, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 1st April, 1919.

Stephenson, Carleton Jervis — Private. Born 4th Novem-
ber, 1884, at Parkhill, Ontario, Canada. Father, E. F. Stephenson
(retired). Entered the service of the Bank, 17th June, 1901.
Enlisted, 27th September, 1918, from New York agency, where he
was Third Agent, in Tank Corps, with the rank of Private. Demob-
ilized, 25th February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st
February, 1919.

Stephenson, James — Gunner, M.M. Born 9th August, 1895,
at Manorhamilton, Ireland. Father, James Stephenson (retired).
Educated at Sligo Grammar School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 18th August, 1913. Enlisted, July, 1916, from Seaforth
branch, in 63rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Divisional Ammunition
Column, 6th March, 1917. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Ypres,
Loos, Passchendaele, 1917.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

In bringing up ammunition through heavy fire

Passchendaele, October, 1917.

Demobilized, 31st March, 1919.

Sterns, Harry Douglas — Gunner. Born 28th November,
1892, at Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father, William
Sterns, Merchant (deceased). Educated at Souris High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 25th April, 1911. Enlisted, 2nd
November, 1917, from Ottawa branch, in 72nd (Depot) Battery,
Canadian Artillery, Kingston, with the rank of Gunner. Trans-
ferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery, Witley, 8th February, 1918;
4th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, France, 17th August, 1918.
Service: Employed in France as Paymaster's Assistant (4th
Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery). Demobilized, 15th June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 8th October, 1919.



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Stevens, Frederic Stanley — Regimental Sergeant-Major,
M.S.M. Born 12th November, 1888, at Trenholm, Quebec,
Canada. Father, WiUiam Henry Stevens, Merchant. Educated
at Coaticook High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. EnHsted, 4th
August, 1914, from Vancouver, branch, in 16th (Canadian Scottish)
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian
Ordnance Corps, 3rd Canadian Division. Promoted Lance-Cor-
poral, 1st February, 1917; Corporal, 2nd March, 1917; Sergeant,
15th May, 1917; subsequently promoted Regimental Sergeant-
Major. Principal actions : Ypres, Festubert, 1915; Somme, 1916;
Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons,
1918.

Awarded

The Meritorious Service Medal

for

Meritorious Service and Devotion to Duty.

Demobilized, 2nd May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,

2nd July, 1919.

Stevens, George Henry — Sergeant. Born 26th April, 1872,
in England. Father, Robert Stevens, Cabinet Maker. Educated
at Elementary School. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th
March, 1912. Enhsted, 16th October, 1915, from Crescent & St.
Catherine, Montreal, branch, in 87th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Promoted Corporal, 17th November, 1915;
Sergeant, 12th December, 1915. Service and principal actions:
Ypres sahent, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Lens, Passchen-
daele, 1917. Concussion, 18th November, 1916. Demobilized,
21st May, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th June,
1918.

Stewart, Blair Athol — Private. Born 17th August, 1892,
at London, Ontario, Canada. Father, George A. Stewart (retired).
Educated at Strathroy Public School and Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th March, 1909. Enhsted, 14th
March, 1916, from Kincaid branch, in 229th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian Bat-
talion, June, 1917. Principal actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th August, 1919.

Stewart, Charles Clark — Private. Born 5th April, 1896,
at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Angus M.
Stewart, Merchant. Educated at Lord Roberts Public School,



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King Edward High School, and University of British Columbia.
Entered the service of the Bank, 16th June, 1915. Enlisted, 1st
May, 1916, from Powell Street, Vancouver, branch, in 196th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Canadian Machine Gun Depot, 1st March, 1917; Eaton Motor
Machine Gun Battery, France, 7th September, 1917. Service and
principal action: Passchendaele, 1917; subsequently employed
behind the lines in France (on account of being medically unfit for
combatant service). Invalided (sick) to the base, December, 1917.
Demobilized, 25th April, 1919.

Stewart, Charles Hargrave — Gunner. Born 4th August,
1898, at Smith's Falls, Ontario, Canada. Father, C. D. Stewart,
Manager, Freight Claims, C.P.R., Toronto. Educated at Toronto
Technical School. Entered the service of the Bank, 16th Dec-
ember, 1915. Enlisted, 19th October, 1916, from West Toronto
branch, in 52nd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Driver. Transferred to 71st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery;
Reserve Artillery, 4th April, 1918; 52nd Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, 16th September, 1918. Principal actions: Arras, Bourlon
Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 1st August, 1919.

Stewart, Hugh Ferguson— Staff Sergeant. Born 24th
February, 1893, at Ballyness, Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland.
Father, George Stewart, Farmer. Educated at Academical
Institution, Coleraine, County Derry. Entered the service of the
Bank, 4th April, 1912. Enlisted, 3rd June, 1915, from Hanna
branch, in 56th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 31st Canadian Battahon, 25th September, 1916 ;
Canadian Record OflBce, 22nd February, 1917. Promoted
Corporal, 3rd May, 1917; Sergeant, 1st September, 1918; Staff
Sergeant, 1st February, 1919. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme,
1916; Gun shot wounds in the legs, 26th September, 1916.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd August, 1919.

4"Stewart, Herbert James — Sergeant. Born 2nd March,
1895, at Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. Father, James A.
Stewart, Headmaster of Boyle Academical Institution (deceased).
Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd January, 1912. Enlisted, January, 1915, from
Moosejaw branch, in 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank
of Trooper. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery,
May, 1916; Canadian Corps Gas Service, February, 1917. Promoted



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Sergeant. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy, Passchendaele,
1917.

Died of broncho-pneumonia, at No. 26 General Hospital,
Etaples, France, 5th July, 1918.

"I have never had to make complaint of his conduct or work
and had such complete confidence in his judgment and industry
as to consider it quite unnecessary to check his movements. He
has been in charge of forward stations where courage, industry,
and good judgment were quite essential to the successful manage-
ment of the work, and he did not fail. It will be very diflBcult to
replace Sergeant Stewart in his work, and in his personality it will
be impossible." — His Commanding OflBcer.

+Stewart, James — Sergeant. Born 15th November, 1887, at
Dumbarton, Scotland. Father, Robert Stewart, The Canadian
Bank of Commerce. Educated at James Street Pubhc School,
Helensburgh, Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st
December, 1912. Enlisted, 5th August, 1914, from Moosejaw
branch, in 60th Rifles, with the rank of Sergeant. Transferred to
5th Battalion (Western Cavalry). Service: In all engagements
with his Battalion up to the Second Battle of Ypres, 1915, when
he was reported wounded and missing.

Died of Wounds, while a prisoner of war in Germany, 27th
May, 1915. Buried at Roulers, Belgium.

+ Stewart, Thomas Ernest Warnock — Lance-Corporal.
Born 14th February, 1893, at Laurel Hill, Castlefinn, County
Donegal, Ireland. Father, William John Stewart, House and Land
Owner. Educated at Prior Endowed Schools, Gilford, County
Donegal, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th June,
1913. Enlisted, January, 1915, from Montreal branch, in 5th
Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Rifleman. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, September, 1916; Sergeant (Stretcher Bearer
Section). Reverted to undertake combatant service. Principal
actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916.

Killed in Action, l/2nd October, 1916.

Stewart, Thomas Gordon — Signaller. Born 6th April, 1897,
at Dunchurch, Ontario, Canada. Father, George Stewart.
Turnkey, Parry Sound District Gaol. Educated at Parry Sound
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th September, 1916.
Enlisted, 6th April, 1918, from Parry Sound branch, in 69th Depot
Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Signaller. Service:
Artillery training in England. Returned to duty with the Bank,
16th September, 1919.



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Stewart, William John — Private. Born 24th June, 1891.
Father, Archibald Stewart, Allan Line. Entered the service of the
Bank, 29th May, 1909. Enlisted, 26th June, 1915, from Hanna
branch, in 47th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Wounded in the right forearm, and gassed, 7th November, 1918,
near Mons. Demobilized, 10th June, 1919.

Still, James — Captain, O.B.E. Born 5th June, 1885, at
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Father, Arthur Still, of Bruce
& Still Limited, Liverpool, England (retired). Educated at Public
Schools, Lancashire, England. Entered the service of the Bank,
21st November, 1906. Enhsted, 14th August, 1914, from Delia
branch, where he was Manager, in 10th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Field Ambu-
lance, France, as Paymaster, 1st February, 1916; 2nd Canadian
Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, as Paymaster, 2nd Novem-
ber, 1916; 2nd Battalion, Canadian Engineers, 2nd June, 1918;
attached to "F" Wing, Canadian Corps Camp, Bramshott, Hants,
England, 20th March, 1919. Promoted Sergeant, 17th September,
1914; Captain, 15th November, 1915. Served as Paymaster with
1st Canadian Division, in France, Belgium and Germany, from
1st February, 1916, to 20th March, 1919.
Appointed
An Officer of
The Order of the British Empire
(Military Division)
For Services rendered in connection with the War
{London Gazette, 3rd June, 1919).
Mentioned in Despatches
Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st April, 1920.

Note: Captain Still is one of three brothers who enlisted in
1914. Both his brothers died of wounds — Lieutenant G. Still, at
Passchendaele, 10th November, 1917, and Sergeant W. B. Still,
at Loos, 18th July, 1917.

*Stockwell, Silas Howard — Sergeant. Born 8th November,
1893, at Danville, Quebec, Canada. Father, Albert E. Stockwell,
Belt Maker. Educated at Danville Academy. Entered the
service of the Bank, 11th July, 1912. Enlisted, December, 1915,
from Richmond branch, in 117th (Eastern Townships) Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 23rd Canadian Battalion,
and later to 87th Battalion, Canadian Grenadier Guards. Pro-
moted Corporal, January, 1916; Sergeant, June, 1916. Principal
actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, 1917.

Killed in Action, at Hill 70, 15th August, 1917.



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Stone, George Gut — Corporal. Born 21st May, 1892, at
Newhaven, England. Father, Brooker Stone, Contractor
(deceased). Educated at Meeching School, Newhaven, and
Brighton Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 29th
June, 1916. Enlisted, April, 1917, from Superintendent's Depart-
ment, Winnipeg, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Second
Air Mechanic. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April,

1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, June, 1918; Corporal, March,

1919. Service: Clerical work with the Royal Air Force in Canada.

+STONEB, Avert Tillson — Lance-Corporal. Born 30th July,
1894, at Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.
Father, Jonas Stoner, Farmer (deceased). Educated at Tillson-
burg Public School and St. Thomas Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 6th December, 1912. Enlisted, 13th
August, 1915, from Crediton branch, in Princess Patricia's Can-
adian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 1916. Principal Actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916; Pass-
chendaele, 1917.

Killed in Action at Passchendaele, 16th November, 1917.

Storr, Francis Ctril — Lance-Corporal. Born 1st January,
1897, at Tottenham, London, N., England. Father, Major Henry
Storr, Cashier of the Inner Treasury, Bank of England (retired).
Educated at Tottenham Grammar School and Clarke's College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 7th January, 1915. Enlisted, 27th
November, 1915, from London, England, branch, in 3/lst Herts
Yeomanry, with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to 2/ 1st Herts
Yeomanry, February, 1917; 6th Dragoon Guards, September, 1917;
Cavalry Machine Gun Corps, October, 1917; 24th Machine Gun
Squadron, January, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, September,
1918. Service: Cavalry training, 1915-16; East Coast Defence
Duty, 1917; Machine Gun Training, 1917; Training Remounts,
India, 1918; North West Frontier Duty, India, 1918; Military
Accounts Department, Poona, India, 1919. 91.

Storret, Lawrence Ernest — Gunner. Born 10th May,
1897, at Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. Father (deceased).
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd November, 1913. Enlisted,
19th May, 1916, from Edam branch, in 232nd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 63rd Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, 9th August, 1918. Demobilized, 19th November,
1918, on account of being medically unfit for further military
service.



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Stott, Raymond — Lieutenant. Born ^Srd April, 1889, at
Oldham, Lancashire, England. Father, John Robert Stott, Cotton
Spinner. Educated at Sedbergh School, Yorkshire, and Trinity
College, Cambridge. Entered the .service of the Bank, 16th
August, 1912. Enlisted, 9th August, 1914, from Prince Arthur &
Park, Montreal, branch, in Royal Highlanders of Canada, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 6th Lancashire Fusiliers, 19th
December, 1916; Headquarters Territorial Reserve Brigade, 10th
April, 1918; attached Royal Air Force, 1st October, 1918. Promoted
Sergeant, 10th May, 1916; Second Lieutenant, 19th December,
1916; Lieutenant, i9th June, 1918; (Acting Captain, 10th April.
1918). Service: In all actions with 1st Canadian Division up to
August, 1916; OflBcer in charge of Physical Training and Bayonet
Fighting, 6th Lancashire Fusiliers; Brigade Supervisor, Physical
Training and Bayonet Fighting, 20th Territorial Reserve Brigade.

Strachan, Andrew — Second Lieutenant. Born 28th Nov-
ember, ISO."). Father, William Strachan, Mining Contractor.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th April, 1916. Enlisted,
January, 1918, from Delisle branch. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 7th October, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
20th November, 1920.

Strange, George — Lieutenant. Born 4th January, 1893, at
Doagh, County Antrim, Ireland. Father, W. R. Strange (deceased).
Educated at National School, Technical Institute, and Business
College, Belfast. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th May, 1913.
Enlisted, July, 1915, from Innisfail branch, in 56th Canadian Bat-
talion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 15th Canadian
Battalion ; and subsequently to 2nd Siege Battery, Royal Garri.son
Artillery. Promoted Lance-Corporal, June, 1916; Corporal,
February, 1917; Second Lieutenant, 17th November, 1917;
Lieutenant, May, 1919. Principal actions: Hill 60, Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, 1917; German Advance, March, 1918; Allied Offen-
sive, 1918. Shell wounds (in both legs,) Somme, 1916. Machine-
gun bullet in the foot, 1918; slight shell wound in the face, 1918.
DemobiUzed, July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th
July, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 16th Novem-
ber, 1920.

•5-Striker, Frank Harold — Private. Born 12th November,
1892, at Milford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Walter I. B. Striker,
Farmer. Educated at Public School No. 14. Entered the service
of the Bank, 19th February, 1913. Enlisted, 5th May, 1915, from
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(reinforcement to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry),
with the rank of Private. Service : On active service at the Front
with P.P.C.L.I. during 1915 and 1916.

Reported missing, 2nd June, 1916, at the Third Battle of Ypres.
Subsequently reported Killed in Action on that date.

Note: Captain J. R. MacPherson, commanding No. 2
Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, wrote
concerning Private Striker:

"During the bombardment of June 2nd, 1916, No. 1 Company
(with which Private Striker was), was nearly wiped out. No one
in his platoon returned to the lines alive."

(Some months later the Swiss Red Cross reported having
found a P.P.C.L.I. man a prisoner of war in Stuttgart, Germany,
who stated he saw Private Striker killed by shell-fire on 2nd June,
1916).

Stuart, Samuel Joseph — Second Lieutenant. Born 9th
January, 1895, at Ballymoney, Ireland. Father, Andrew Stuart,
Farmer. Educated at Ballymoney Intermediate School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 28th October, 1913. Enlisted, September,
1917, from Olds branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of
Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, August, 1918. Served as an Instruc-
tor in the Royal Air Force in Canada. Demobilized, 31st January,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th November, 1918.

Stuart, Stuart Weir, Jr. — Private. Born 21st April, 1894,
at Dublin, Ireland. Father, Stuart Weir Stuart (retired) . Educated
at St. Andrew's College, DubUn. Entered the service of the Bank,
1st April, 1911. Enlisted, 6th January, 1916, from Vegreville
branch, in 151st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 9th Reserve Battalion, October, 1916; 10th Can-
adian Battalion, April, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, May, 1916.
(Reverted to Private, April, 1917, to proceed to France.) Principal
actions: Vimy Ridge, Arleux, Hill 70, 1917. Gun shot wounds
in the head, left eye and foot, and flesh wounds, 15th August,
1917. Demobilized, 11th April, 1918, on account of being medically
unfit for further military duty. Returned to duty with the Bank,
4th April, 1918.

Stubbins, George Arthur — Sergeant. Born 10th June,
1891, at Sheffield, England. Father, Arthur Stubbins, Foreman.
Educated at Prince Albert (Saskatchewan) Public School and Col-
legiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th August,
1910. Enhsted, 5th April, 1915, from Langham branch, in 53rd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 67th



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Battalion (Western Scots), 1st September, 1916; 54th Canadian
Battalion, 1st May, 1917; 4th Canadian Divisional Train, April,
1918. Promoted Corporal, February, 1918; Sergeant, April, 1918.
Service: With 4th Canadian Division continuously from the time
of its arrival in France. Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th
July, 1919.

Stubbs, Harold John — Corporal. Born 25th September,
1892, at East Angus, Quebec, Canada. Father, John Stubbs,
Mechanic. Educated at Windsor (Quebec) Academy. Entered
the service of the Bank, 1st May, 1912. Enlisted, 21st May, 1918,
from Megantic branch, in Canadian Engineers, with the rank of
Sapper. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 11th September, 1918;
Corporal, 19th December, 1918. Employed in Paymaster's
Department, Canadian Engineers. Demobilized, 27th December,
1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 14th January, 1919.

Sttjdd, William Gordon — Sergeant. Born 20th January,
1896, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, William Henry
Studd, Provincial Auditor, Province of Nova Scotia. Educated at
Public School and Halifax County Academy. Entered the service
of the Bank, 5th February, 1915. Enlisted, 20th March, 1918,
from First Street West, Calgary, branch, in 10th Siege Battery,
Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Promoted Corporal,
27th March, 1918; Sergeant, 7th December, 1918. Service:
Employed in the Company Orderly Room on clerical work.
Demobilized, 11th January, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 13th January, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
on account of ill health, 12th June, 1919. Reinstated, 21st August,
1919.

Sturgeon, Ray Brown — Sergeant. Born 17th October, 1889,
at Farnham, Quebec, Canada. Father, William Sturgeon, Fore-
man, C.P.R. Educated at Farnham Academy and Wesleyan
College, Stanstead, Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, March,
1918, from St. Johns, Quebec, branch, where he was Accountant, in
Canadian Engineers, with the rank of Sapper. Transferred to
Canadian Army Pay Corps, 12th March, 1919. Promoted Cor-
poral, June, 1918; Sergeant, September, 1918. Service: Employed
as Pay Sergeant in the Canadian Army Pay Corps. Demobilized,
13th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd July, 1919.

SuDDABY, Herbert Hamilton — Gunner. Born 22nd Nov-
ember, 1887, at Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Father, Jeremiah
Suddaby, Teacher. Educated at Kitchener Collegiate Institute.



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Entered the service of the Bank, 11th January, 1907. Enlisted,
30th October, 1917, from Paris branch, in 63rd Battery, Canadian
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Service: Artillery training in
England. Demobilized, 30th November, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 19th December, 1919. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 15th March, 1920, on account of ill health.

Summers-Gill, Herbert Reginald Howell — Sergeant.
Born 4tb December, 1894, at Hertford, England. Father, Rev.
John Herbert Summers - Gill, Church of England Clergyman.
Educated at Hertford Grammar School and London University
(Matriculation). Entered the service of the Bank, 8th February,
1916. Enhsted, 11th July, 1916, from Nutana branch, in Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 2nd Canadian Labour Battalion, 1st December,
1916; Canadian Forestry Corps, 13th February, 1917. Promoted
Lance-Corporal, 16th February, 1917; Corporal, 10th October, 1917;
Sergeant, 6th March, 1918. Served three months as Musketry
Instructor, and two years as Orderly Room Sergeant, 112th Com-
pany, Canadian Forestry Corps. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 1st November, 1919. 334.

•i-SuTER, Gordon Wilson — Lieutenant. Born 23rd March,
1894. Father, F. D. Suter, Clerk, Division Court, and General
Insurance Agent (deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
August, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1915, from CoUingwood branch,
in 176th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Captain. Trans-
ferred to 12th Battalion, Canadian Engineers. (Reverted to Lieu-
tenant to proceed to France).

Killed in Action, 2nd September, 1918, near Cagnicourt.

Sutherland, Clarke Stinson — First Lieutenant (U.S. Army)
Born 5th June, 1885, at Natick, Massachussetts, U.S.A. Father,
Frederick P. Sutherland, Medical Missionary (deceased). Educated
at Worcester Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th
August, 1916. Enlisted, 25th August, 1917, from New York
agency, as a candidate for commission in United States forces.
Transferred to United States Aviation Corps. Promoted Lieu-
tenant, 15th April, 1919. Served as Flight Commander in 91st
Aero Squadron (U. S. forces) during St. Mihiel Offensive, Septem-
ber, 1918, and Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September to November
11th, 1918. Demobilized, 15th July, 1919.

Note: While at Coblenz, Germany, Lieutenant Sutherland's
unit was awarded the French Croix de Guerre. It had already