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1895, at Owego, New York, U.S.A. Father, William Usher
tretired). Educated at Freeland High School, Pennsylvania,
and Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Entered the service of the
Bank, 15th October, 1917. Enlisted, November, 1917, from
Kingston branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of FHght
Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant, July, 1918, and subse-
quently promoted Lieutenant. Service: Instructor in Aerial Gun-
nery, Beamsville, Ontario. Demobilized, 1st April, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 3rd March, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 23rd November, 1920.

Valleau, Eric Harold — Second Lieutenant. Born 9th June,

1896, at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Father, George E. Valleau,
President, British American Bank Note Company. Educated at
Ottawa Public Schools and School for Higher English Arts.
Entered the service of the Bank, 25th September, 1913. Enlisted,
February, 1917, from Bank Street, Ottawa, branch, in Royal
Flying Corps, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Service:
Trained in Canada. Demobilized, June, 1917, on account of being
medically unfit for further military service.

Van de Water, James Philip — Sergeant. Born 26th Sep-
tember, 1891, at Picton, Ontario, Canada. Father, P. A. Van de



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Water, Automobile Dealer. Educated at Picton Collegiate Insti-
tute. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th August, 1912. En-
Hsted, 15th November, 1915, from Calgary branch, in 89th Can-
adian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian
Army Pay Corps, London, 26th August, 1916; 9th Reserve Bat-
talion, 21st March, 1917; 10th Canadian Battalion, 1st May, 1917.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 3rd August, 1918; Corporal, 17th
August, 1918; Sergeant, 11th September, 1918. Service and
principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, and subsequent actions, 1918; with Army of Occupation
in Germany. Wounded in the heel, 17th April, 1918. Demob-
ilized, 23rd April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th
August, 1919. 298.

Vane- Yarrow, Reginald George — Captain. Born 28th
January, 1895, at Norwich, England. Father, William Vane-
Yarrow, Actor. Educated at Eastbourne College. Entered the
service of the Bank, 2nd August, 1912. Enlisted, 20th November,
1915, from Nanaimo branch, in 88th Canadian Battalion (Victoria
Fusiliers), with the rank of Private. Transferred to 30th Reserve
Battalion, July, 1916; 7th Canadian Battalion, France, 10th
September, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 7th April, 1916.
Transferred to the Imperial Forces, 1st August, 1917, with the rank
of Second Lieutenant. Promoted Lieutenant, 1st February, 1919;
Captain, 15th March, 1919. Principal actions: Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, 1917. Invalided to England with trench fever, and
served as Officer Commanding No. 63 Prisoner of War Company,
15th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th October,
1919.

Van Someren, Alfred William Eustace — Lieutenant. Born
8th December, 1896, at Souris, Manitoba, Canada. Father,
Alfred P. Van Someren. Educated at Brantford Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st October, 1915.
EnHsted, 6th March, 1916, from Brantford branch, in 125th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd
Reserve Battalion, November, 1917; 54th Canadian Battalion,
France, 5th December, 1917; 8th Reserve Battalion, 26th April,
1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, June, 1916; Corporal, July,
1916; Sergeant, October, 1916; Lieutenant, 24th February,
1917; Service: Trench warfare, 5th December, 1917, to
15th April, 1918. Multiple gun shot wounds (arms, legs and
head), 15th April, 1918.



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Verity, Reginald Emery — Gunner. Born 22nd September,
1894, at Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Charles F. Verity,
Manufacturer. Educated at Brantford Collegiate Institute, and
Canadian Khaki University, England (post war). Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th May, 1913. EnUsted, February, 1918,
from Thorold branch, in Canadian Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Service: Artillery training in England. Demobilized,
July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th November, 1919.

ViDLER, Arnold George Alexander — Captain, M.C. Born
3rd June, 1892, at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Father,
Percy Alexander Vidler, Solicitor (deceased) . Educated at Christ's
Hospital, Horsham, England. Entered the service of the Bank,
14th May, 1912. Enlisted, 4th August, 1914, from Vancouver
branch, in 31st British Columbia Horse, with the rank of Trooper.
Transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse (R.C.), September, 1914;
11th Battahon Royal Sussex Regiment, 8th November, 1915;
9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 19th September, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 8th November, 1915; Lieutenant,
1st July, 1917; Captain, 10th May, 1917. Service and principal
actions: Festubert, May, 1915; Trenches at Bois Grenier, March,
1916; Ypres, St. Julien, Menin Road, Gheluvelt, 1917; Lens,
Cambrai, Selle River, Valenciennes - Maubeuge, 1918; Army of
Occupation, 1919.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
He led his company in the attack with great coolness
and determination, keeping it so close to the
barrage that the enemy was unable to open fire on the
advancing troops. He set a splendid example of
gallantry and coolness under difficult conditions, and
inspired all by his cheerful bearing."
(Supplement to the London Gazette, 5th March, 1918).
Wounded (severe) in the head and left shoulder, 25th May, 1915.
Invalided to England, ill, 1916. Demobilized, 5th May, 1920.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th July, 1920. 67, 111, 118,
212, 213, 308, 323.

Vidler, Norman Wakefield — Staff Sergeant. Born 14th
January, 1891, at Hastings, Sussex, England. Father, Charles
Vidler, Wine Merchant (deceased) . Educated at Ardingly College,
Haywards Heath, Sussex, England. Entered the service of the
Bank, 18th January, 1912. Enlisted, 31st October, 1915, from



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Rivers branch, in 79th (Brandon) Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 43rd Canadian Battalion, 6th June, 1916;
Canadian Army Medical Corps, 30th April, 1917. Promoted
Corporal, 14th April, 1917; Sergeant, 21st May, 1917; Staff
Sergeant, 1st November, 1917. Principal actions: Third Battle
of Ypres, Somme, 1916. Gun shot wound in the chest (severe),
8th October, 1916. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd October,
1919.

ViNiNG, John Gore — Lieutenant. Born 24th September,
1896. Father, J. D. Vining, St. Martin's, Guernsey, Channel
Isles. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st May, 1914. Enlisted,
July, 1916, from Sherbrooke branch, in 244th (Kitchener's Own)
Battalion, with the rank of Corporal. Transferred to Royal Air
Force. Promoted Lieutenant. Wounded, 15th August, 1917.

ViPOND, Harhy Kendal — Second Lieutenant. Born 13th
December, 1896. Father, Rev. Frank Vipond, Clergyman. Entered
the service of the Bank, 4th February, 1915. Enlisted, October,
1915, from London, England, branch, in Loyal North Lancashire
Regiment, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Wounded, Nov-
ember, 1916. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th December,
1917. Retired from the service of the Bank, 12th January, 1918.

Vhadenburg, John Carpenter — Second Air Mechanic.
Born 11th August, 1889, at Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Father, William Henry Vradenburg, Builder. Educated at Fred-
ericton Public Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st
July, 1917. EnHsted, 15th October, 1917, from Regina branch, in
Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Second Air Mechanic.
Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Service: Engaged
in clerical work in Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force in
Canada. Demobilized, 19th July, 1918, on compassionate grounds.
Subsequent occupation: Joined the Royal Bank of Canada for
service in Cuba, August, 1918.

+ Vradenburg, William — Gunner. Born 11th December,
1898, at Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father,
William Henry Vradenburg, Builder. Educated at Fredericton
High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th August,
1915. Enlisted, October, 1916, from North Hatley branch,
in 9th Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Service in France for about two years, including Arras and Cam-
brai, 1918.

Killed in Action, 3rd September, 1918, at Upton Wood.



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"He was certainly a very fine boy and very much liked by both
oflScers and men, and I assure you that his death is very much
regretted by us all." — Chaplain, 1st Brigade, Canadian Field
Artillery.

(Brother of J. C. Vradenburg.)

Walcot, Harold Chandos — Captain, M.C. Born 18th
September, 1894, at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Father, C. W.
Walcot, Bank Manager. Educated at private school. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th May, 1911. EnHsted, 15th June, 1915,
from Winnipeg branch, in 43rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Lieutenant. Promoted Captain, March, 1917. Service and
principal actions: Sanctuary Wood, 2nd June, 1916, and subse-
quent actions with his battalion at the Front.
Awarded
The Military Cross
King's Birthday Honours List
(London Gazette, 4th June, 1917).
Demobilized, April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th
May, 1919.

Waldron, Laurence Thomas — Corporal. Born 19th Dec-
ember, 1895, at DubUn, Ireland. Father, Laurence J. Waldron,
Estate Agent. Educated at Kennington College, London, Eng-
land, and Dublin University, Entered the service of the Bank,
2nd August, 1912. Enlisted, 15th September, 1916, from Kamloops
branch, in 68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to 15th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
4th April, 1916; Canadian Forestry Corps, 13th June, 1918.
Promoted Corporal. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70,
Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Spring of 1918. Subsequently
engaged in clerical work with the Canadian Forestry Corps, on
being found unfit for combatant service. Demobilized, 2nd June,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st June, 1919.

Walkden, Hubert St. John — Lieutenant. Born 21st April,
1897, at London, England. Father, John Walkden (retired).
Educated at St. Andrew's College, Bradfield, Bucks, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd June, 1908. EnHsted, 15th
August, 1915, from Watson branch, in 3rd University Company,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to Princess Patricia's
Canadian Light Infantry, October, 1915; Canadian Army Pay
Corps, March, 1918. Promoted Sergeant, January, 1916; Lieu-
tenant, 8th May, 1917. Principal action: Third Battle of Ypres,



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1916. Concussion, shell shock, shrapnel wound in the head, June,
1916. Subsequent occupation: With the Colonial Bank in West
Africa, 2nd October, 1919.

Walker, Denzil Robert Augustus — Lieutenant. Born 31st
March, 1897, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, A, H. Walker,
General Manager, Sterling Bank. Educated at University of
Toronto School. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd December,
1915. Enlisted, July, 1916, from Bloor & Yonge, Toronto, branch,
in 48th Highlanders of Canada, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to Officers' Training Corps; 28th London Regiment
(Artists' Rifles); 2nd Officers' Cadet Battalion; 3rd Gordon
Highlanders. Principal actions: Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.
Wounded (high explosive) in the right arm, 25th October, 1918.
Demobilized, 22nd May, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Employed
by the F. P. Weaver Coal Company, Limited, 806 Royal Bank
Building, Toronto.

Walker, James Charles Eden — Lieutenant. Born 22nd
October, 1894. Father, Dr. R. E. Walker. Entered the service
of the Bank, 1st June, 1914. Enlisted, December, 1914, from New
Westminster branch, in 30th Canadian B.attalion, with the rank of
Lieutenant. Demobilized, on account of being physically unfit for
military service, and resigned from the Bank to obtain outdoor
employment, 27th November, 1916.

Walker, John Vincent — Lance-Corporal. Born 5th April,
1894, at Preston, England. Father, Charles A. Walker, Building
Contractor (deceased). Educated at Ampleforth College, York-
shire, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th April, 1912.
Enlisted, 19th February, 1915, from Strathcona branch, in 51st
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 49th
Canadian Battalion (Edmonton Regiment), 25th September, 1915.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, July, 1918. Principal actions: Sanc-
tuary Wood, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; Amiens Offensive,
Arras, 1918. Gun shot wound — fractured skull and flesh wound in
the thigh, 7th September, 1918, between Arras and Cambrai.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd August, 1919.

Walker, Robert Lee — Second Lieutenant. Born 30th Sep-
tember, 1897, at Amberley, Ontario, Canada. Father, Robert
Walker, Farmer. Educated at School Section No. 12, Ashfield,
Ontario, and Britannia High School, Vancouver, B.C. Entered
the service of the Bank, 11th January, 1916. Enlisted, 4th January,
1918, from Monitor branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank



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of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, 10th October, 1918. Served as
Flying Instructor in the Royal Air Force in Canada. Demobilized,
31st January, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th March,
1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 16th September, IQ'SO,
to accept a position with the Cockshutt Plough Company, Limited.

Walker, Thomas Francis Blaikie — Corporal. Born 22nd
March, 1891, at Gait, Ontario, Canada. Father, James Walker.
Educated at Sarnia Public School and Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 19th February, 1906. Enlisted,
August, 1917, from Toronto branch, in Canadian Army Medical
Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Motor Ambulance
Company, Toronto, March, 1918. Promoted Corporal, September,
1918. Service: Training and clerical work in the Canadian Army
Medical Corps in Canada. (Medically unfit for active service.)
Demobilized, 8th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 10th December, 1918.

Walker, Wilson — Flight Cadet. Born 11th June, 1892.
Father, Captain R. N. Walker, Royal Marines (retired). Entered
the service of the Bank, 15th February, 1910. Enlisted, September,
1918, from Calgary branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of
Flight Cadet. Service: Training in the Royal Air Force in Canada.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th December, 1918. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 19th September, 1919, on account of
ill health.

Walkinshaw, Willlam — Corporal. Born 31st January, 1894,
at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, John Walkinshaw, Master Mariner.
Educated at Bellahouston Academj', Glasgow. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd February, 1914. EnHsted, 22nd February, 1916,
from Hardisty branch, in 194th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 9th Reserve Battalion, October, 1916;
10th Canadian Battalion, April, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
August, 1918; Corporal, September, 1918. Service and principal
actions: Arleux, April, 1917; Passchendaele, November, 1917;
Lens, 1917-18; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Sensee Canal, 1918;
March to the Rhine, November-December, 1918; Army of Occupa-
tion in Germany, 1918-19. Gassed (severe), 1st May, 1917.
Demobilized, 23rd April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
17th June, 1919.

Wallace, Paul Maclellan — Second Lieutenant. Born 17th
September, 1900, at Canaan, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, B. W.



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Wallace, Inspector of Schools. Educated at Prince Albert Col-
legiate Institute. Entered the Service of the Bank, 28th June, 1915.
Enlisted, November, 1917, from Moosejaw branch, in Royal Flying
Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air
Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, May, 1918.
Served in France with No. 70 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Shot
down 27th September, 1918 (slightly wounded). Prisoner of War
until 17th December, 1918. Demobilized, 4th March, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, temporarily, 31st May, 1920.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 24th September, 1920.

Wallinger, Gordon Arnold — Private. Born 9th February,
1899, at Fort Steele, British Columbia, Canada. Father, N. A.
WaUinger, Government Agent, Cranbrook, B.C. Entered the
service of the Bank, 17th June, 1915. Left Cranbrook branch, 25th
July, 1916, to take up military duty. Enhsted in 225th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 54th Canadian
Battalion, 17th May, 1917. DemobiUzed, 4th July, 1919.

Walthew, Frederick Selby — Lieutenant. Born 10th Dec-
ember, 1893, at Madras, India. Father, F. H. Walthew (retired).
Educated at Cranleigh School. Entered the service of the Bank,
19th January, 1911. Enlisted, December, 1914, from London,
England, branch, in Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, with
the rank of Ordinary Seaman. Promoted A. B., March, 1915.
Transferred to 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, as Second
Lieutenant, December, 1916. Subsequently promoted Lieutenant.
Service and principal actions: Gallipoli (Cape Helles), 1915; Third
Battle of Ypres, 1916. Taken prisoner at Ypres, 31st July, 1917.
Served as Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion Herts Regiment, from
February to July, 1917. Wounded at Gallipoli, June, 1915; at
Ypres, July, 1917. 24, 26, 37, 318.

Walton, Frederick Herbert — Lieutenant. Born 13th Nov-
ember, 1891, at Meen Meer, India. Father, Major H. Walton,
Indian Army (retired). Educated at Kimbolton College, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 27th March, 1912. Enlisted, 13th
August, 1914, from North Battleford branch, in 22nd Saskatchewan
Light Horse, with the rank of Private. Tran.sferred to 6th Can-
adian Battalion, September, 1914; Royal Canadian Dragoons,
June, 1915; 8th Canadian Battahon (90th Winnipeg Rifles),
September, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, November, 1914;
Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Principal actions: La Bassee, 1915;
Messines, Somme, 1916; Passchendaele, 1917. Wounded (gun



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shot) in the right hand and left thigh (severe), 9th November, 1917.
DemobiHzed, 21st June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
1st August, 1919.

Walton, John Miller — Captain. Born 27th January, 1889.
at Cork, Ireland. Father, George Walton (deceased). Educated
at Model School, Skerry's Academy, by private tuition, and at
Queen's College, Cork, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank,
15th May, 1911. EnHsted, 1st September, 1914, from Saskatoon
branch, in Saskatchewan Cavalry Regiment, with the rank of
Trooper. Transferred to 32nd Canadian Battalion, 9th September,
1914; 9th Battalion, The Buffs, 15th June, 1915; Machine Gun
Corps, January, 1916; Canadian Machine Gun Corps, April, 1918;
Headquarters, Canadians, January, 1919. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 2nd September, 1914; Corporal, 9th September, 1914;
Sergeant, 1st October, 1914; Second Lieutenant, 15th June, 1915;
Lieutenant, October, 1916; Captain, June, 1919. Service and
principal actions: Arras, Somme, 1916; Arras, 1917; engaged in
Instructional work in England. Wounded in the knee, 1917.
Demobilized, 2nd July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
26th November, 1920. 141, 172,

Ward, Cyril Newton — Driver. Born 6th October, 1893,
at Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Charles Hurd Ward,
Telegrapher. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th October,
1913. Enlisted, 24th July, 1916, from Toronto branch, in
67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to 5th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery.
Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917:
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Demobilized, 23rd April, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th May, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 15th June, 1920. 167.

+Ward, Frederic Eaton — Private. Born 19th October, 1894,
at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Frederic Ward. Edu-
cated at Tower Road Public School and County Academy, Halifax.
Entered the service of the Bank, 14th August, 1911. Enlisted, 26th
March, 1918, from Halifax branch, in Royal Air Force, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 20th Canadian Machine Gun
Company (Siberia), 7th August, 1918. Sailed from Victoria,
British Columbia, for Siberia, 20th December, 1918.

Died of pneumonia and scarlet fever at Vladivostock, Russia,
2nd March, 1919.



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+Ward, Leonard Cecil — Private. Born 11th May, 1897, at
Ireland, Megantic County, Quebec, Canada. Father, Lieutenant-
Colonel William J. Ward (retired). Educated at Lennoxville
Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th July, 1913.
Enlisted, February, 1916, from Dunham branch, in 148th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 13th Can-
adian Battalion. Served with 13th Canadian Battalion at the front.

Killed in Action at Passchendaele, 5th November, 1917.

Note: Lieutenant-Colonel Ward, father of the late Private
Ward, received the following information, in connection with the
death of his son, from Major K. M. Perry, who was at the
time in command of the 13th Canadian Battalion:

"Your son was killed instantly by a shell entering his bivouac,
at a place called Bellevue, about one and a half miles east of Pass-
chendaele. Our Chaplain buried him there. The Battalion had
a bad time there, and your son did his duty nobly under particu-
larly difficult and dangerous conditions."

Ward, Richard James — Private. Born 24th April, 1890, at
Birr, King's County, Ireland. Father, P. D. Ward, Bank Manager
(retired). Educated at Christian School, Kilrush, County Clare,
Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th November, 1911.
Enlisted, September, 1915, from Lethbridge branch, in 4th Univer-
sities Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th Machine Gun Company,
18th July, 1916. Principal action: Vimy Ridge, 1917. Demob-
ilized, June, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service, due to sickness (bronchitis). Returned to duty
with the Bank, 15th September, 1918.

+Ward, William Grant — Signaller. Born 8th November,
1893, at Clapham, Quebec, Canada. Father, Charles O. Ward,
Farmer. Educated at Inverness (Quebec) Academy, Bishop's
College, and Seabury Hall, Minnesota, U.S.A. Entered the service
of the Bank, 10th November, 1913. Enlisted, September, 1917,
from Cayuga branch, in Canadian Signal Corps, with the rank of
Signaller. Transferred to 9th Battalion, Canadian Engineers, at
the Front.

Killed in Action, 5th November, 1918.

Note : In a letter to the parents of Signaller Ward, announc-
ing his death, a chaplain writes:

"Your son was highly esteemed by his Company and you
have every reason to be proud of his noble record."



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Warner, Harvey Springer — Private. Born 5th March,
1896, at Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Billings Warner,
Merchant (deceased). Educated at Harbord Collegiate Institute,
and University of Toronto Schools, Toronto. Entered the service of
the Bank, 29th September, 1913. Enlisted, 19th September, 1918,
from Queen East, Toronto, branch, in University of Toronto
(Overseas Training Company) Tank Corps, with the rank of
Private. Service: Trained in Canada in the Canadian Tank Corps.
Demobilized, 27th November, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 24th February, 1919.

Waterman, Arthur Harold — Captain. Born 27th January,
1890, at Hendon, England. Father, Horace Edgar Waterman,
Organist and Composer. Educated at Mr. Bryant's School,
Grimsby, and Counties School, Barnard Castle, Durham. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th July, 1912. Enlisted, April, 1915,
from Hastings & Cambie, Vancouver, branch, in 29th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 3rd Officers'
Cadet Battalion, May, 1916; Royal Flying Corps, September, 1916;
55th Bombing Squadron, France; Armament School Staff, 1st
January, 1918; Armament School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as
Chief Instructor, July, 1918. Promoted Corporal, August, 1916;
Second Lieutenant, 26th September, 1916; Lieutenant, January,
1918; Captain, 15th October, 1918. Service and principal actions:
St. Eloi Craters, 1916. Served with No. 55 Bombing Squadron,
Royal Air Force, during the Somme and Messines actions. Sub-
sequently Chief Instructor, Armament School, Royal Air Force,
at Hamilton, Ontario. Returned to duty with the Bank, 24th
December, 1918. 45, 79.

Waters, Douglas Scott — Private. Born 21st January,
1888, at Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Father, Henry Waters, Farmer.
Educated at Alexander School, Guelph. Entered the service of