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been twice cited in the "Orders of the Day" of the French Army
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^Sutherland, Douglas Adamson — -Lieutenant. Born 14th
January, 1891, at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Father, Rev. David Sutherland, Pastor, Zion Presbyterian Church,
Charlottetown. Educated at West Kent, Charlottetown.
Entered the service of the Bank, 26th August, 1907. Enlisted,
15th October, 1915, from Montreal branch, in 105th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 13th
Reserve BattaHon; 26th (New Brunswick) Battalion in France,
1st September, 1917.

Killed in Action, at Vimy Ridge, 15th October, 1917. Buried
at the Military Cemetery at Rietz Corners, Neuville St. Vaast.

Sutherland, Lawrence Joseph — Private. Born 17th Feb-
ruary, 1896, at Killarney, Manitoba, Canada. Father, H. M.
Sutherland, Secretary-Treasurer, Town of Canora. Entered the
service of the Bank, 16th August, 1915. Enlisted, 20th April, 1916,
from Canora branch, in 195th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 32nd Canadian Battalion, 11th Nov-
ember, 1916; Canadian Army Service Corps, 12th December, 1916.
DemobiHzed, 25th June, 1919.

SwALWELL, Joseph Archer — Gunner. Born 17th December,
1890, at Bothwell, Ontario, Canada. Father, George Swalwell
(retired). Educated at Bothwell and Chatham Schools. Entered
the service of the Bank, 8th November, 1912. Enlisted, 30th Oct-
ober, 1917, from Sudbury branch, in 71st Battery, Canadian
Artillery, wnth the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Reserve Artillery, June, 1918; 3rd Canadian Heavy Battery,
September, 1918. Training and military work in England for one
year. Demobilized, 12th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 2nd September, 1919.

Sweet, Hugh Clifton — Gunner. Born 6th April, 1899, at
Fulford, Quebec, Canada. Father, Benjamin Sweet, Farmer
(retired). Educated at Knowlton Academy. Entered the service
of the Bank, 18th December, 1915. Enhsted, 16th May, 1917,
from St. Chrysostome branch, in McGill Siege Draft, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery, 15th July,
1917; 3rd Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, 10th July, 1918.
Service and principal actions: Lens front, July and August, 1917;
Douai, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 12th
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th June, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 15th April, 1920.



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SwEETLOVE, Charles Frederick — Private. Born 13th
October, 1890, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, David Sweetlove,
Accountant. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd August, 1912. Enlisted,
15th January, 1916, from Retlaw branch, in 113th Canadian
Battahon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 17th
Reserve Battalion, October, 1916; 43rd Battalion (Cameron
Highlanders of Canada), November, 1916. Principal actions:
Capture of Avion, June, 1917; Passchendaele, October, 1917.
Gun shot wound, resulting in the loss of the left eye, 26th
October, 1917. Demobilized, 8th December, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 13th December, 1918.

SwiNYARD, Bennett James — Sergeant. Born 4th July, 1898,
at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Father, L. N. Swinyard (retired).
Educated at Oshawa Pubhc and High Schools. Entered the
service of the Bank, 15th March, 1915. Enhsted, 28th March,
1916, from Oshawa branch, in 182nd Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 116th Canadian Battalion, 16th
February, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 7th April, 1918;
Corporal, 23rd May, 1918; Sergeant, 1st September, 1918. Prin-
cipal actions: Amiens, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Gun shot wound in
the left shoulder, 2nd October, 1918. Demobihzed, 28th March,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th April, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 31st August, 1919.

Swinyard, William Edward — Private. Born 23rd March,
1900, at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Father, L. N. Swinyard
(retired). Educated at Oshawa High School. Entered the service
of the Bank, 14th December, 1916. Enlisted, 1st September, 1918,
from Oshawa branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Private.
Service: Trained in the Royal Air Force in Canada. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

(Brother of B. J. Swinyard).

Stdal, Daniel William Charles — Pay Sergeant. Born
25th June, 1897. Father, Daniel Sydal, City Paymaster. Entered
the service of the Bank, 2nd January, 1914. EnHsted, April, 1918,
from Crossfield branch, with the rank of Private. Promoted Pay
Sergeant. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th December,
1918.

+Stddall, George Baxby — Captain. Born 1st October, 1887,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, George Syddall, Builder.
Educated at Upper Latimer High School, London, England.



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Entered the service of the Bank, 12th February, 1913. Enlisted,
July, 1916, from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in 223rd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred
to Royal Flying Corps, May, 1917. Promoted Captain (and
Adjutant), September, 1916. Served in France with Royal
Flying Corps.

Killed in Action, 4th January, 1918.

+Sydney-Smith, Lawrence John — Private. Born Srd Dec-
ember, 1893, at Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Edward
Sydney-Smith, Registrar of the High Court. Educated at
"The Grove," Lakefield, and Stratford Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 24th October, 1910. Left
Kitchener branch, 1st June, 1915, to undertake military duty.
Enlisted, 30th August, 1915, in 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders
of Canada), with the rank of Private. Transferred to Srd Bat-
talion (Toronto Regiment), May, 1917. Principal actions: Hill
70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Upton Wood, 1918.

Killed instantly by a sniper at the taking of Olga Trench,
80th August, 1918.

"We have sustained the great loss of one of our most popular
comrades. He was always cool and brave in danger, and very
persevering under the most trying circumstances, and I have
heard oflBcers high in rank commenting on his gallantry and cool-
ness. One of his officers told me he had been recommended for a
decoration after Passchendaele." — One of his comrades.

Symon, Wilfred James — Private. Born 8th June, 1897.
Father, James F. Symon, with William Symon & Sons, Merchants,
Wiarton. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th September,
1913. Enlisted, January, 1916, from Walkerton branch, in 160th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Demobilized,
31st July, 1917, on account of being physically unfit for further
military service.

+Tainsh, Gordon Donald MacNeill— Private. Born 24th
May, 1893, at Panchgani, Bombay Presidency, India. Father,
James MacNeill Tainsh, East India Merchant. Educated at
High School, Panchgani, India, and Gordon's College, Aberdeen,
Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th October, 1912.
Enlisted, March, 1915, from Pincher Creek branch, in 13th Can-
adian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
8th Canadian Battalion (France).

Reported wounded and missing on 28th April, 1917, at Vimy
Ridge, and subsequently reported Killed in Action on that date.



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Tandy, Percy King — Private. Born 16th February, 1893,
at Totnes, Devonshire, England. Father, Charles Edwin Tandy,
H. M. Inland Revenue, Scotland. Educated at Campbelltown
(Scotland) High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 4th
April, 1912. Enlisted, July, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 78th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Principal actions:
Somme, 1916; Amiens, Cambrai, 1918; served for a short time as
an instructor at Shorncliffe. Bullet wound in the left shoulder,
Somme, 19th November, 1916; shrapnel wound in the left heel,
Bourlon Village, 27th September, 1918. Demobilized, 31st March,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th April, 1919.

Tannahill, Andrew Findlay — Private. Born 23rd May,
1898, at Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, William Tannahill, Textile
Designer. Educated at Harbord Collegiate Institute, Toronto,
and Canadian Khaki University, Ripon, England (post war).
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st April, 1915. Enlisted, 19th
April, 1918, from Bloor & Yonge, Toronto, branch, in 1st Battalion,
Canadian Tank Corps, with the rank of Private. Service: Train-
ing in Canada and England with Canadian Tank Corps.

Tannahill, James Arbuckle — Lieutenant. Born 13th April,
1890, at Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, William Tannahill, Textile
Designer. Educated at John Neilson School, Paisley, Scotland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th April, 1907. Enlisted, 15th
September, 1915, from Charlottetown branch, where he was
Accountant, in 105th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieu-
tenant. Transferred to 104th Canadian Battalion, December,
1916; 26th (New Brunswick) Battalion, 10th April, 1918. Prin-
cipal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, 21st
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th June, 1919.

(Brother of A. F. Tannahill.)

Tanner, Albert Basil Wilberforce — Gunner. Born 19th
July, 1889, at Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, W. F.
Tanner, Manufacturer's Agent. Entered the service of the Bank,
20th December, 1912. EnHsted, 20th March, 1916, from Alexander
Avenue, Winnipeg, branch, in 59th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 61st Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, January, 1917. On active service in
France with Canadian Field Artillery. Demobilized, 2nd July,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th August, 1919.

Tanner, Frederic Inglis — Major. Born 2nd June, 1887,
at Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Charles E. Tanner,



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Barrister. Educated at Pictou Academy. Entered the service of
the Bank, 12th July, 1908. EnHsted, 8th November, 1914, from
Briercrest branch, in 25th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, March, 1917.
Promoted Corporal, November, 1914; Sergeant, November, 1914;
Lieutenant, January, 1915; Captain, May, 1916; Major, Novem-
ber, 1916. Service and principal actions: Kemmel Hill, 1915; St.
Eloi, Somme, 1916; with Royal Flying Corps during the German
Advance in Spring of 1918; at Chiteau-Thierry, July, 1918, with
Royal Air Force, also at Canal du Nord, Amiens, Peronne and
Cambrai, 1918. Wounded in the right hip and thigh, December,
1915; broken ankle, and gun shot wounds in the legs and he.ad,
October, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th September,
1919.

Note: Major Tanner was wounded by enemy anti-aircraft
while flying at an altitude of 12,000 feet. He accounted for four
enemy machines.

Taylor, Allison Hunt — -Lieutenant. Born 17th August,
1896, at Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, George A.
Taylor, Manager, Royal Bank of Canada, Fredericton, N.B.
Educated at Private School, Fredericton, and Victoria Public
School, Halifax, N.S. Entered the ser^^ce of the Bank, 27th Nov-
ember, 1914. EnUsted, October, 1915, from Fredericton branch,
in 104th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 13th Reserve Battalion, January, 1917; 1st Depot Battalion,
New Brunswick Regiment, 19th June, 1918. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 2nd November, 1915; Sergeant, 12th November, 1915;
Lieutenant, 10th December, 1915. Service: Signalling officer,
104th Battalion; Assistant Adjutant, Officers' Training Battalion,
Seaford, England; Assistant Adjutant, and later Adjutant,
1st Depot Battalion, St. John, N.B. (Medically imfit for active
service.) Demobilized, 12th February, 1919.

Taylor, Charles Henry — Corporal. Born 29th July, 1887,
at London, England. Father, William Thomas Taylor (deceased).
Educated at Public School. Entered the service of the Bank,
9th April, 1914. Enhsted, 3rd May, 1916, from Toronto branch
in 92nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 13th Canadian Battahon, 28th July, 1916. Promoted Corporal,
August, 1918. Principal action: Somme, 1916. Gun shot wound
in the right shoulder, 26th October, 1916. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 18th December, 1919.



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Tayloe, James, Jr. — Private. Born 3rd April, 1894, at Aber-
deen, Scotland. Father, James Taylor, Farmer. Educated at Udny
Green, Aberdeen. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th Dec-
ember, 1912. Enlisted, 12th August, 1914, from Fort Frances
branch, in 8th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Principal action: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915. Slightly gassed,
22nd April, 1915. Made prisoner of war at the Second Battle of
Ypres, 25th April, 1915. Spent three years and a half in prison
camps. Repatriated after the Armistice. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 21st March, 1919.

Taylor, John Thomas — Second Lieutenant. Born 5th January,
1894, at Carrickmacross, Ireland. Father, John Taylor. Educated
at Viscount Weymouth's Grammar School and Church of Ireland
Training College. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th January,
1914. Enlisted, September, 1917, from Superintendent's Depart-
ment, Winnipeg, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Pro-
moted Second Lieutenant, May, 1918. Served as an Instructor in
aviation^in England and Ireland (medically unfit for active service.)
Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th September, 1919.

Taylok, Noel Vivian — Lieutenant. Born 20th December,
1894, at Castleconnell, Ireland. Father, Rev. Thomas Taylor, Clerk
in Holy Orders (deceased). Educated at St. Columba's College,
Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank,
9th May, 1913. Enhsted, 12th August, 1914, from Hanna branch,
in 21st Alberta Hussars, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 10th Canadian Battalion, 24th September, 1914; 24th Battalion,
County of London Regiment (The Queen's), 13th October, 1915,
as Second Lieutenant; King's African Rifles, 29th April, 1917.
Promoted Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Service and principal
actions: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915; Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge,
1917. Served in Portuguese East Africa and German East Africa.
Bullet wound in the right thigh, 21st April, 1915; shell wound in
the right forearm, 11th September, 1916. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 10th March, 1920. Retired from the service of the Bank,
7th September, 1920.

Taylor, Russell — Gunner. Born 28th September, 1884.
Father, Charles Taylor (deceased). Entered the service of the
Bank, 26th October, 1907. Enhsted, March, 1918, from New
Westminster branch, in 68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner.



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Tatlor, Stanley Walter — Lieutenant. Born 6th August,
1896, at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Father, Captain
G. C. Taylor. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st December,

1914. Enlisted, 21st September, 1916, from Vancouver branch, in
68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, 25th January, 1917; Royal Air
Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant.

Taylor, William John — Corporal. Born 30th July, 1896,
at Derrywilligan, Bessbrook, Ireland. Father, Robert Taylor,
Farmer. Educated at Mullaglass National School, Newry, Ireland,
and Skerry's Civil Service College, Belfast. Entered the service
of the Bank, 28th April, 1913. Enlisted, 4th March, 1915, from
Golden branch, in 48th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 10th Canadian Battalion, 22nd October,
1915; Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 15th February, 1917; 4th
Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 19th October, 1918.
Promoted Corporal, 30th July, 1917. Principal actions: Third
BattleofYpres, June, 1916; Valenciennes, 1918. Shrapnel wound
in the left forearm, 15th April, 1916; in the right thigh, 10th
June, 1916. Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th October, 1919.
264.

Templeton, Arthur Handcock — Sergeant. Born 27th June,
1887, at Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland. Father, Rev. James
Bradley Templeton, Methodist Minister. Educated at Wesley
College, Dublin, and Methodist College, Belfast. Entered the
service of the Bank, 2nd November, 1911. Enlisted, 25th May,

1915, from Gleichen branch, where he was Accountant, in 45th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 30th
Reserve Battalion, October, 1915; 32nd Reserve Battalion, Dec-
ember, 1915; 28th (North Western) Battahon. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 11th January, 1918; Corporal, 11th February, 1918;
Sergeant, 6th April, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens, August,
1918; Arras, Cambrai, Mons, August-November, 1918, as Lewis
Gun Non-Commissioned OfBcer. DemobiHzed, 24th May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June, 1919.

^Templeton, Ernest Churchill — Private. Born 8th August,
1890, at Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland. Father, Rev. James
Bradley Templeton, Methodist Minister. Educated at the
Methodist College, Belfast, Ireland. Entered the service of the
Bank, 20th March, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Moosejaw



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branch, in 5th Canadian BattaHon, with the rank of Private.
Served as a Bombing Instructor with 5th Battalion in France.

Accidentally killed by the bursting of a bomb in his hand, 25th
May, 1917.

(Brother of A. H. Templeton).

Tennant, Donald Grant — Corporal. Born 29th March,

1891, at Loanhead, Scotland. Father, Robert Tennant, Contrac-
tor. Educated at Tranent Pubhc School, Tranent, East Lothian,
Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1912.
Enlisted, 12th May, 1916, from Granum branch, in 191st Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 211th Can-
adian Battalion, 4th December, 1916; 8th Battalion, Canadian
Railway Troops, 8th March, 1917. Promoted Corporal, 1st
October, 1918. Service: Railway Construction in the Ypres
salient, April to December, 1917. Invalided to England (foot
crushed by a railway wagon), November, 1917. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 31st March, 1919. 233.

Thayer, Walter Lorne — Gunner. Born 28th January, 1896,
at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, Walter Frederick Thayer,
Clerk. Educated at St. Johns (Quebec) High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 18th November, 1913. Enhsted, 6th
September, 1915, from Granby branch, in 35th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 1st
Divisional Trench Mortars, May, 1916; 47th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, June, 1916; 3rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
March, 1917. Service and principal actions: Third Battle of
Ypres, 2nd June, 1916; Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 9th April,
1917; Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; with Canadian Corps on the
Rhine, 1918-19. DemobiHzed, 23rd April, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

Therien, Joseph Hermas — Private. Born 19th August,

1892, at St. Remi, Quebec, Canada. Father, Hermas Therien,
Storekeeper. Educated at St. Remi College and St. Laurent
College. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912,
from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 17th April, 1918, from
Granby branch, in 2nd Depot BattaUon, Quebec Regiment, with the
rank of Private. Service: Clerical work in Canada. Demobilized,
25th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th May,
1919.

Thermaenitjs, Johan Werner — Private. Born 17th August,
1884, at Hallsberg, Sweden. Father, E. Thermaenius, Engineer



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(deceased). Educated at the High School of Lund, Sweden, and
Gothenburg University, Sweden. Entered the service of the Bank,
26th November, 1912. Enlisted, 10th December, 19 16, from
Edmonton branch, in 196th (Western Universities) Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry. Engaged in Canada in organizing Scandinavian
reinforcements from Saskatchewan, from December, 1916, to
April, 1917. Principal actions : Passchendaele, Lens, 1917;
Avion, Mericourt, 1918 (as a Lewis Gunner). Gassed, and trench
fever. May, 1918. Demobilized, 22nd April, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 22nd July, 1919. Retired from the service of
the Bank, 22nd October, 1920, to accept a position with a Swedish
Bank.

Thomas, Edwin Kenelm — Gunner. Born 31st May, 1896, at
Clent, England. Father, Edwin Thomas, Fruit Grower. Educated
at Clent School and Okanagan College, Summerland, B.C.
Entered the service of the Bank, 21st February, 1916. Enlisted,
24th November, 1916, from Nelson branch, in 68th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to "E" Battery, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Reserve Artillery, 17th
June, 1917; 8th (Army) Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, 23rd
September, 1917. Principal actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Arras,
Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 12th April, 1919. Subsequent
occupation: Electrical Engineering.

Thomas, Geobge Newell — Gunner. Born 17th August,
1896, at Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. Father, P. T. Thomas,
District Manager, Ontario, for The Palmolive Company of Canada
Limited. Educated at Coaticook Academy and Montreal High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th April, 1915. En-
listed, December, 1916, from Lennoxville branch, in Cobourg
Heavy Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 68th Battery, North Russian Expeditionary Force.
Principal action: Passchendaele, 1917. Service in Northern
Russia with Canadian (Siberian) Expeditionary Force. Gassed,
21st August, 1917, at Passchendaele.

Thompson, David Stinson — Captain. Born 15th October,
1893, at Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. Father, David Thompson,
Doctor. Educated at Public School and Collegiate Institute,
Hamilton, Ontario, and Upper Canada College, Toronto. Entered
the service of the Bank, 19th February, 1912. Enlisted, 6th
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Service Corps, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 26th
(New Brunswick) Battalion, 20th September, 1916. Promoted
Captain, June, 1917. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Vimy,

1917. Demobilized, 2nd February, 1918. Subsequent occupa-
tion: Assistant Secretary, Thermokept Limited, Hamilton,
Ontario. 194.

Thompson, Eric Frederick — Flight Cadet. Born 29th
December, 1896, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Frederick
H. Thompson, Recorder. Educated at Collingwood Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th January, 1914.
Enhsted, April, 1918, from Parliament Street, Toronto, branch, in
Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to
2nd Depot BattaUon, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, 12th April,

1918. Service: Training in the Royal Air Force in Canada.
DemobiUzed, 12th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 2nd December, 1918. Retired from the service of the Bank,
15th March, 1919.

Thompson, Frank Hurdman— Private. Born 28th April,
1896, at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Father, William E. Thomp-
son, Physician. Educated at Dawson High School and St.
Andrew's College, Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th
October, 1914. Enlisted, 7th June, 1916, from Dawson branch, in
Yukon Infantry Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Military Convalescent Hospital, Esquimalt, B.C., 25th June,
1916. Demobihzed, 25th May, 1917, on account of being medically
unfit for further military service. Returned to duty with the Bank,
13th July, 1917.

Thompson, George Clifton — Gunner. Born 7th November,
1890. Father, George L. Thompson, Grand Trunk Railway,
Lindsay, Ontario. Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd Decem-
ber, 1915. Enlisted, April, 1918, from Sault Ste. Marie branch, in
73rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Subsequent occupation: With the Algoma Steel Corporation
Limited.

Thompson, Joseph Htland — Private. Born 15th December,
1896, at Lisburn, Ireland. Father, James Thompson, Merchant.
Educated at Market Square National School, and Intermediate
School, Lisburn. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th October,
1913. Enhsted, 13th October, 1915, from Bassano branch, in 82nd
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 31st
Canadian Battalion, August, 1916. Principal actions: Somme,



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1916; Vimy, 1917; Arras, 1918. Shrapnel wounds in the left arm
and chest, 15th September, 1916; in the left leg and thigh, 3rd
May, 1917; in the left thigh, 13th May, 1918. Demobilized,
January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th January,
1919. 186, 306.

Thompson, Malcolm — Flight Cadet. Born 18th December,
1893. Father, Robert Thompson, Principal, Fort Frances High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th October, 1911.
Enlisted, January, 1918, from Nelson branch, in Royal Flying