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Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Demobilized, January,
1919.

Thompson, Olaf Frederich — Corporal. Born 10th March,
1896, at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, W. B. Thomp-
son (retired). Educated at Parrsboro High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 17th February, 1915. EnUsted, 20th March,
1916, from Amherst branch, in 193rd Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 17th Canadian Battalion,
and subsequently to 85th Canadian Battalion. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 1st December, 1917; Corporal, 1st January, 1918.
Principal action: Passchendaele, 1917. Slight wounds in the
buttock, thigh and leg. Demobilized, 27th April, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 2nd January, 1920.

Thompson, Reginald Edward — Flight Cadet. Born 24th
March, 1894, at Listowel, Ontario, Canada. Father, William
Thompson (retired). Educated at Listowel Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th July, 1910. Enlisted, 8th
February, 1915, from Sherbrooke branch, in 5th Canadian Mounted
Rifles, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
June, 1915; Corporal, August, 1916; Sergeant, April, 1918.
Transferred to the Royal Air Force, for training as pilot, May, 1918.
Principal action: Third Battle of Ypres, June, 1916. Wounded
(shrapnel), in the right leg, 2nd June, 1916. Demobilized, 19th
February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th April, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 28th August, 1920.

Thompson, Victor Wentworth — Lieutenant. Born 12th
September, 1896, at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Father, Robert
Thompson (deceased). Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March,
1915. Enlisted, 27th September, 1916, from Ottawa branch, in
Signal Training Depot, with the rank of Sapper. Transferred to
Royal Flying Corps, 21st December, 1916. Promoted Second
Lieutenant and Lieutenant.



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Thomson, Donald Campbell — Captain. Born 6th July, 1885,
at Aberfeldy, Scotland. Father, Donald Thomson, Distillery Pro-
prietor. Educated at Bredalbane Academy. Entered the service
of the Bank, 9th June, 1906. Enhsted, November, 1914, from
Shaunavon branch, where he was Manager, in 3rd Canadian
Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 2nd
Canadian Mounted Rifles, January, 1916; 13th Canadian Battalion,
March, 1916; Canadian Engineers, April, 1916; Canadian Army
Pay Corps, November, 1916, after being discharged from hospital;
(in charge of a Department with Headquarters, Canadian Army
Pay Corps, London, for two months, and later attached to Head-
quarters, Canadian Corps, France). Promoted Captain, February,
1916. Service: In all operations with the Canadian Corps, from
September, 1915, to the conclusion of hostilities, with the excep-
tion of the period from 1st July, 1916, to 11th November, 1916,
when in hospital.

Mentioned in Despatches
King's Birthday Honours — 1917.
Smashed foot, 1st July, 1916. Demobilized, 25th June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th June, 1919.

Note: Captain Thomson, before leaving France in 1919,
was the recipient of a special letter of commendation from the
Canadian Corps Commander for services rendered.

Captain Thomson was erroneously reported Killed in Action
in October, 1918.

Thomson, Joseph Rielle — Lieutenant. Born 8th December,
1895, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, T. C. Thomson.
Barrister. Educated at Upper Canada College, and University of
Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th October, 1913.
Enlisted, August, 1916, from Toronto branch, in 10th Royal
Grenadiers, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Royal
Welsh Fusiliers, 17th June, 1917, as Second Lieutenant; Machine
Gun Corps, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 17th December, 1918.
On active service in India. Demobilized, 27th September, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 20th October, 1919.

Thomson, John William — Staff Sergeant. Born 1st June,
1891, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, John Thomson. Educated
at George Heriot's College. Entered the service of the Bank, 4th
May, 1911. Enlisted, 1st February, 1916, from Taber branch, in
113th (Lethbridge) BattaUon, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Canadian Army Medical Corps, October, 1916. Pro-
moted Sergeant, March, 1916; Staff Sergeant, September, 1918.



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Served as Medical Sergeant, 30th Reserve Battalion, Shorncliffe,
twelve months; Medical Sergeant, 1st Reserve Battalion, Seaford,
eight months; at No. 10 Canadian General Hospital, fifteen months.
Demobilized, 23rd September, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 22nd October, 1919.

+Thobne, Arthur Burrell — Lieutenant. Born 25th March,
1895, at Wimbledon, Surrey, England. Father, Frederick Gordon
Thome, Major, 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
Educated at Haileybury College. Entered the service of the Bank,
26th January, 1914. Left Gilbert Plains branch, to return to
England to take up mihtary duty, 18th September, 1914. En-
Hsted, October, 1914, in Royal Field Artillery, with the rank
of Second Lieutenant. Promoted Lieutenant. Attached to Royal
Flying Corps, 1st May, 1916. Served in France from February,
1915, to June, 1917, with exception of two months' Royal Flying
Corps training in England. Principal actions: Loos, 1915 (in
charge of a Trench Mortar Battery); Somme, 1916 (as Observer
with Royal Flying Corps.) Injured in a flying accident in France —
crashed behind the British lines — 25th June, 1917.

Killed in an aeroplane accident, at Grantham, England, 8th
May, 1918.

Note: Injuries to both feet, sustained in a crash in France,
precluded Lieutenant Thorne from further active service. He
met his death in a collision in the air in England, while instructing
a class in formation flying. An application to be sent out again to
France, written on the day of his death, was found in the deceased
oflBcer's pocket.

Thorne, William Earl — Gunner. Born 18th August, 1896,
at Toronto, Ontario Canada. Father, J. Thorne, Compositor.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st October, 1912. Enlisted, 3rd
November, 1915, from Head OflBce, Toronto, in 92nd Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 15th Canadian
Battalion, 27th August, 1916; 1st Canadian Artillery Brigade,
22nd April, 1917. Demobilized, 9th May, 1919.

Thornton, Charles William — Lieutenant. Born 20th Sep-
tember, 1884, at Reading, Berkshire, England. Father, William
S. Thornton, Engineer (retired). Educated at Reading Collegiate
School and King's College, London. Entered the service of the
Bank, 23rd October, 1907. Left Winnipeg branch to return to
England to undertake military duty, 10th November, 1915.
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rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Royal Berkshire Regiment,
July, 1916; attached to Machine Gun Corps (18th Battalion),
May, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, July, 1916. Principal actions :
Somme, 1916, 1917 and 1918. Gun shot wound in the right
arm, March, 1917. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th
September, 1920.

Thouret, Adolph Cedric — Sergeant. Born 17th September,
1896, at Montreal West, Quebec, Canada. Father, Emil Thouret,
Merchant. Educated at High School of Montreal. Entered the
service of the Bank, 18th October, 1912. Enlisted, April, 1918,
from St. Catherine & City Hall, Montreal, branch, in 79th Battery,
Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to
Canadian Forestry Corps, August, 1918. Promoted Sergeant,
December, 1918. Service: Employed on technical work for the
Royal Air Force. Demobilized, 1st June, 1919. Subsequent
occupation: With Crane, Limited, Auditing Department, 18th
June, 1919.

Thursby, Miles Herbert — ^Lieutenant, M.M. Born 17th
August, 1893, at Castle Rising, England. Father, Rev. Herbert
Edward Thursby, Clerk in Holy Orders. Educated at Sedbergh
School, Yorkshire, England. Entered the service of the Bank,
11th November, 1912. Enlisted, 6th July, 1915, from Herbert
branch, in 46th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 10th Canadian Machine Gun Company, May, 1916;
4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, March, 1918.
Promoted Corporal, May, 1917; Sergeant, December, 1917; Lieu-
tenant, 6th August, 1918. Principal actions: Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917.
Awarded
The Military Medal

for
Bravery in the Field
At Passchendaele, 1917.
Demobilized, 17th June, 1919.

Note: Lieutenant Thursby was well known in Old Country
cricket circles. He played in the Norfolk County XI in 1911 and
1912, and captained the Sedbergh XI in 1912. He also played on
the Sedbergh Rugby team in 1911.

Tidy, Sydney Ernest — Lieutenant. Born 15th April, 1891.
Father, Frank Edgar Tidy, Auctioneer and Surveyor (deceased).
Entered the service of the Bank, 11th November, 1912. Enlisted,
December, 1914, from Mount Royal, Calgary, branch.



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Tipper, Percy Albert — Flight Cadet. Born 24th August,
1897. at Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. Albert Tipper,
Merchant. Educated at Brantford Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 29th June, 1916. Enlisted, 2nd October,
1917, from Brantford branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank
of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918.
Service: Trained in the Royal Air Force in Texas, and subse-
quently at the Royal Air Force Aviation Camps in Canada.
Demobilized, 11th November, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 26th December, 1918.

Todd, Samuel Kennedy — Signaller. Born 8th December,
1893. Father, Robert Todd, Farmer. Entered the service of the
Bank, 25th September, 1912. EnUsted, April, 1918, from Barring-
ton branch, in 10th Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the
rank of Signaller.

TooMEY, Waldron Gosselin — Lieutenant. Born 11th June,
1893. Father, Archibald M. Toomey, Manager, Messrs. Guinness'
Makings. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 1913.
Enlisted, November, 1914, from Edmonton branch, in 19th Alberta
Dragoons, with the rank of Trooper. Transferred to 5th Leinster
Regiment, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Subsequently
promoted Lieutenant.

ToucHBTjRN, Kenneth — Gunner. Born 25th November,
1890, at Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. Father, Robert Touchburn,
Grain Merchant. Educated at Lindsay Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st May, 1908. Enlisted, 7th
August, 1916, from Regina branch, in 77th (Depot) Battery,
Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to
2nd Reserve Battery, ShornclifTe, 14th October, 1916; 45th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, France, 25th December, 1916; Canadian
Forestry Corps, France, 23rd May, 1918. Service and principal
action: Vimy Ridge, 1917; subsequently engaged in clerical work.
Demobilized, 27th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
16th June, 1919.

Tranmer, Floyd Bertram — Staff Sergeant. Born 29th
December, 1887, at Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Father, E. G.
Tranmer, Post Office Official. Educated at Brantford Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th April, 1904.
Enhsted, 16th December, 1917, from Toronto branch, in Cobourg
Heavy Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.



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Transferred to No. 3 Canadian Garrison Regiment, February,
1918; Canadian Army Pay Corps, February, 1919. Promoted
Sergeant, March, 1918, and subsequently promoted Staff Sergeant.
Served in Canada. Demobilized, 28th April, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 19th May, 1919.

Trant, John Francis — Bombardier. Born 26th August,
1893, at Cappagh, Ireland. Father, Frederick Ion Trant, Banker
(retired). Educated at Bishop Foy High School, Waterford,
Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th May, 1913.
Enlisted, 8th December, 1916, from Bloor & Yonge, Toronto,
branch, in 70th Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery, Witley, 8th
December, 1917; 5th Canadian Divisional Trench Mortar Brigade,
26th January, 1918. Promoted Bombardier, 26th September,
1918. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes,
1918. DemobiHzed, 22nd June, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 27th June, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
31st July, 1920.

Trenouth, William Bruce — Signaller. Born 21st August,
1898, at Powassan, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. J. Trenouth,
Grain Merchant. Educated at Powassan Public School, and
Watford PubUc and High Schools. Entered the service of the
Bank, 5th March, 1915. Enlisted, 1st February, 1916, from
Orangeville branch, in 149th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 162nd Canadian Battalion, 25th October,
1916; 4th Reserve Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 18th January,
1917; 32nd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, 23rd May, 1917.
Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Wounded — Machine-gun
bullets in the thigh — 3rd June,1917; high explosive splinter in the
right thigh, 3rd June, 1918. Demobilized, 21st March, 1919.

Tribe, Francis Fead — Private. Born 8th July, 1895, at
Cairo, Egypt. Father, C. W. Tribe, Lieutenant-Colonel, Imperial
Forces. Educated at Mountjoy School, Dublin, Ireland, and
Chesterfield College, Birr, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank
15th September, 1913. Enlisted, 17th April, 1918, from Fort Rouge,
Winnipeg, branch, in 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, with
the rank of Private. Service: Engaged in clerical work in Canada
(medically unfit for active service). DemobiHzed, 21st October,
1918, on account of being medically unfit for further military
service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th November, 1918.



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+Tkipp, Cyril Claude Howard — Second Lieutenant. Born
14th September, 1896, at Derby, England. Father, Charles
Howard Tripp. Educated at Derby School, England, Dunchurch
Hall, England, and Shrewsbury School, England. Entered the
service of the Bank, 15th September, 1913. Enlisted, December,
1914, from London, England, branch, in Honourable Artillery
Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Loyal North
Lancashire Regiment, August, 1915. Promoted Second Lieutenant.
Service and principal actions: Went to France with Honourable
Artillery Company, May, 1915; Hooge, June, 1915; Thiepval,
13th November, 1916. Bombing Officer with 7th Battalion
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Wounded at Hooge, June,
1915.

Killed in Action at Thiepval, 13th November, 1916.

Troop, Jared Douglas Eric — Lieutenant. Born 24th July,
1897, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. G. Carter Troop,
Professor of English and Russian Literature. Educated at
University of Toronto Schools. Entered the service of the Bank,
30th December, 1913. Enlisted, 14th February, 1916, from Toronto
branch, in 10th Royal Grenadiers, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to Canadian Officers' Training Corps, Overseas Com-
pany. Relinquished commission and re-enlisted, 22nd August,
1916, in Royal Flying Corps Special Reserve. Gazetted Second
Lieutenant in England, 6th October, 1916. Transferred to Royal
Air Force, 1st April, 1918, with the rank of Lieutenant. Service:
Egypt (Reserve Flying Squadrons); France (Draft Conducting);
England (Adjutant's duties). Six months' hospital treatment in
Egypt, England and Ireland. Suffered from malaria, dj'sentery,
and neurasthenia. Demobilized, 22nd May, 1918, on account of
being medically unfit for further military service, owing to illness
contracted on active service. Returned to duty with the Bank,
6th January, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 1st
October, 1919, to accept a position with the Park Union Foreign
Banking Corporation, New York.

Trow, Earl Moore — Private. Born 15th October, 1897, at
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Albert Edward Trow, Lawyer
(retired). Educated at St. Andrew's College, Toronto. Entered
the service of the Bank, 23rd January, 1915. Enlisted, 6th May,
1918, from Bloor & Lippincott, Toronto, branch, in Overseas
Training Company, with the rank of Private. Service: In train-
ing in Overseas Training Company for Tank Corps, at Burwash
Hall, Toronto. Demobilized, 21st November, 1918.



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'i'TucKER, Walter — Lance-Corporal. Born 2nd October,
1894, at St. John's, Newfoundland. Father, Stephen J. Tucker,
Cashier and Accountant. Educated at Methodist College, St.
John's. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st July, 1912. Enlisted,
1st December, 1914, from St. John's, Newfoundland, branch, in
1st Newfoundland Regiment, "D" Company, with the rank of
Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 24th February, 1915.
Service: Landing at Suvla Bay and on GalHpoli, 1915.

Chest pierced by a piece of Grenade shell, 8th October, 1915,
resulting in death on board the hospital ship "Aquitania," 25th
October, 1915. 337.

+TucKWELL, Humphrey Ansell Henry — Lieutenant. Born
11th April, 1896, at Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. Father, Rev.
Philip Edward Tuckwell, Headmaster, and Clerk in Holy Orders
(deceased). Educated at Tyttenhanger, St. Albans, St. Edmund's,
Canterbury, and St. John's College, Winnipeg. Entered the ser-
vice of the Bank, 30th June, 1911. Enlisted, 28th February,
1917, from North Victoria branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with
the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st
April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, September, 1917, and
subsequently promoted Lieutenant. Served as Adjutant and
Instructor in the Royal Air Force in Canada, and at Texas in
1917 and 1918; joined 65th Squadron, Royal Air Force, in France,
22nd June, 1918.

Reported missing on 4th July, 1918, during an encounter with
six enemy aeroplanes. Subsequently reported Killed in Action on
that date.

Note: Lieutenant Tuckwell was shot down in the enemy
lines near Albert; we are informed that he accounted for at least
two of his adversaries before he was himself brought down.

Tuckwell, Henry Theodore — Private. Born 30th June,
1897, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Alfred J. Tuckwell,
M.A. (deceased). Educated at Winnipeg. Entered the service of
the Bank, 1st April, 1915. Enlisted, 14th February, 1916, from
Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in Canadian Cyclist
Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Motor Transport
Company. Service: Motor Transport work with the Canadian
Forestry Corps overseas. Returned to duty with the Bank,
15th September, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 4th
August, 1920.

Turk, Sidney — Lieutenant. Born 11th June, 1892, at Hast-
ings, England. Father, John Turk (retired). Educated at
Hastings Grammar School, England. Entered the service of the



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Bank, 29th June, 1912. Enlisted, 13th September, 1915, from
Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, branch, in 72nd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 12tb Canadian Machine
Gun Company, 1st June, 1916; 1st Canadian Machine Gun Bat-
talion, 1st September, 1918. Promoted Sergeant, 15th November,
1916; Lieutenant, 27th April, 1918. Principal actions: Somme,
1916; Vimy, Avion, Passchendaele, 1917; Cambrai, 1918. Gun
shot wound in the left arm, 1st October, 1918. Demobilized, 30th
April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th May, 1919.

TuRNBULL, Norman McLeod — Bombardier. Born 18th
September, 1890, at West Kilbride, Scotland. Father, Walter
Gibson Turnbull, Commission Agent (deceased). Educated at
Kent Road Higher Grade School, Glasgow, Scotland. Entered
the service of the Bank, 12th July, 1912. Enlisted, 4th February,
1916, from Tugaske branch, in 134th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Field Artillery, 23rd
February, 1918. Promoted Bombardier, 7th February, 1919.
Principal actions: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons,
1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th August, 1919.

Turner, Arthur — Private. Born 31st October, 1886.
Father, Frederick Turner (deceased). Entered the service of the
Bank, 7th October, 1915. Enhsted, January, 1916, from Calgary
branch, in 56th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
DemobiUzed, June, 1917.

Turner, Hector MacKenzie — Sergeant. Born 19th
October, 1894, at Milngavie, Scotland. Father, H. M. Turner,
Departmental Chief, Caledonian Railway Company. Educated at
Provanside, Glasgow, Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank,
16th August, 1912. Enlisted, 16th November, 1914, from
Athabasca branch, in 31st (Alberta) Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal, September, 1915; Corporal,
May, 1916; Sergeant, June, 1916. Principal actions: St. Eloi,
April, 1916; Third Battle of Ypres, June, 1916; Courcelette,
September, 1916. Wounded — compound fracture of the iUum —
15th September, 1916. Demobilized, April, 1918, on account of
being medically unfit for further miUtary service, due to severity
of wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st May, 1918.

Tweedy, Charles Ord — Private. Born 11th October, 1889,
at Kendal, Westmoreland, England. Father, Henry Tweedy,
Cashier. Educated at Kendal Grammar School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 15th February, 1907. Left Saskatoon branch,
8th January, 1915, to return to England to take up military duty.



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Enlisted, 4th April, 1915, in 26th Royal Fusiliers, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 12th Royal Fusiliers, 1917; 10th Royal
Fusihers, 1918; 7th Royal Fusihers, 1918. Principal actions:
Ploegsteert, Ypres, Somme, 1916; Somme, Ypres, 1917; Mons,
1918. Phosphorous burns, 16th July, 1916; shrapnel wound in the
back, 16th September, 1916; gassed, 12th May, 1918. Demobilized,
June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th November,
1919.

Ttdd, Ernest Francis Prittie — Lieutenant. Born 13th
May, 1894, at Clonmel, Ireland. Father, F. E. Tydd, LL.B.,
T.C.D. Educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 16th February, 1912. Enlisted,
September, 1914, from Strathcona branch, in 31st (Alberta)
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to The Royal
Irish Regiment, 16th February, 1916, as Second Lieutenant.
Promoted Lieutenant, 16th September, 1917. Service: On active
service with his Battalion in France, and with Army of Occupation
in Germany, 1918-19. Severely wounded at Ypres, January, 1917.

+TyDD, William John Sterne — Lieutenant. Born 14th
November, 1896, in Ireland. Father, F. E. Tydd, LL.B., T.C.D.
Entered the service of the Bank, 11th April, 1913. Enlisted,
August, 1915, from Hardisty branch, in 50th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Subsequently promoted Lieutenant.
Wounded, 20th January, 1917.

Died of Wounds, 22nd January, 1917.

(Brother of E. F. P. Tydd.)

Ttlor, Harold Edgar — Captain. Born 12th December,
1880, at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. Father, Joseph
S. Tj'lor (deceased). Educated at the Collegiate Institute, Gait,
Ontario. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th September, 1899.
EnHsted, 30th September, 1915, from St. Thomas branch, where he
was Manager, in 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battahon, with the rank of
Captain and Quartermaster. Appointed Adjutant, 24th April,
1917. Transferred to 6th Battahon, Canadian Engineers, 24th
May, 1918. Principal actions: St. Eloi, Somme, 1916; Vimy,
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, 1918. Demobilized,
18th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 11th
December, 1918.

Note: Captain Tylor served in the South African War with
the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles as a Private in 1901. He holds
the Queen's South African Medal with three bars. He took part
in the action at Harts River in 1901. 113, 148, 171, 198, 290.



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Tyrwhitt, John Alexander Gallagher — Corporal, M.M.

Born 28th April, 1899, at Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.

Father, P. B. Tyrwhitt, Naval Intelligence, Vancouver. Entered

the service of the Bank, 28th February, 1916. EnHsted, 15th

February, 1917, from Superintendent's Department, Vancouver,

in 68th Depot Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.

Transferred to 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column,

France, 20th August, 1917. Promoted Bombardier, 5th March,

1918, and subsequently promoted Corporal. Served at the front

with 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field.

Demobilized, 29th May, 1919.

Ure, William— Private. Born 20th August, 1898. Father,
Andrew W. Ure. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st August,
1916. Enlisted, May, 1917, from Vancouver branch, in Can-
adian Army Medical Corps, with the rank of Private.

Usher, William Reed — Lieutenant. Born 25th August,