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Dalton, N. D


. .Lieutenant.


Daniel, E.H


..Captain.


Darcus, R. J


. .Lieutenant.


Davin.J. A


. . Lieutenant.


Egan,N.J


..Lieutenant.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Falconer, I. C


..Lieutenant.


FaUe.T. deC


. .Captain.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Floyd, T.C


..Major.


Forster, W. B


..Major.




Mentioned in Despatches (twice).


Gibson, A. J. E . . . .


..Lieutenant.


Gibson, R.B


..Lieutenant, M.M.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Golden, A. D


. Lieutenant.


Gossage, B. F


.Lieutenant.


Harvie, A. K


.Captain.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Heaslip, R.E


..Captain.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Hicks-Lyne, R. T. E


. . Captain.


Hogg. R.J.J


Lieutenant.


Holmes, R.J


. . Lieutenant.


+Ibbotson,E


.Second Lieutenant.. . .Killed in action 11th April, 1917.


Jarvis, J. E


. Lieutenant.


Johnstone, E.M...


. Lieutenant.


Jones, C.B.P


Captain.


Kinnear, A. M


. Captain, A. F. C.


Kress, G.H


. Lieutenant.


Lament, F


Lieutenant.


Leader, W. K. M...


Captain.


Leather, E.R


Captain.


Leggat, W


Lieutenant-Colonel.




Mentioned in Despatches.


■i-Uwi-d, CD


. Captain Killed in action 1st Oct., 1918.


Lovett,J.H


Lieutenant-Colonel.


Mackenzie, T. P....


Major.


+MacMillan,A.P...


.Lieutenant Killed in action 26th Aug., 1918.


+MacRae, M


Lieutenant Killed in action 29th Sept., 1918.


Matheson, F. A


Lieutenant.


Matheson,J. C


Major.


+Miles, R. D.


Second Lieutenant.. . Died of wounds 18th Aug., 1917.


MUligan, A


Captain.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Morkill, A. B


Captain.


Munro, J


. Second Lieutenant.


McConkey.T. W...


Lieutenant.


McGregor, J. A


Lieutenant, M.M.


Oliver, R.R


Lieutenant.




Mentioned in Despatches.



Parsons, A. M


Lieutenant.


Peirson, F. R


Captain.


Quinton, S


Lieutenant.


Rose.H.E


Major.


Ross.F. M


Captain.


Savage, LB


Lieutenant.


Say, S. R


Captain.


Scott, A. C


Lieutenant.


Scroggie,G.E


Captain.


Spankie,H.V


Captain.


Stairs, H.M


Lieutenant.


Steele, T


Lieutenant.


Vidler,A. G.A


Captaia.


WaIcot,H.C


Captain.


Wilcox, E. R. C


Major.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Williams, H. P


Captain.




Mentioned in Despatches.


Wynne, W.D


Lieutenant.


DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS |


Corey, LB


Lieutenant.




AIR FORCE CROSS


Carroll, R. S


Captain.


Kinnear, A. M


Captain, M.C.


DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL |


Adams, W.P


Sergeant, M.M.


Elliott, G. T


Corporal.


GUbert, W. A


Cadet.


Read, P. C


Lance-Corporal.




BAR TO MILITARY MEDAL


Dow,J. C


Corporal, M.M.


Macdonald, D.J....


Cadet, M.M.




MILITARY MEDAL


Adams, W.P


Sergeant, D.C.M.


Annett.J.L. G


Sergeant.


Bowden, I. H


Sergeant.


Clarke, W.L


Sergeant.
Sapper.


Cockeram, W


Davison, C. W


Bombardier.


Dorion, R. A


Lieutenant.


Dow,J. C


Corpoi-al.


Ford, H. A


Lance-Corporal.


Gibson, R.B


Lieutenant, M.C.


Graham, F. A


Sergeant.


HU1,W


Driver.


Billiard, R.


Signaller.
Cadet.


Macdonald. D. J....


Martin, G


Corporal.



The following five portraits were unavoidably
omitted from Volume I.




G. M. EMERSON
Officer of the Order of the Britiah Empire.
{Military Division)




H. V. B,
Major. Officer of the Order of the Britidl
(Mihtary Division)





^^^B. J^^l






W. LEGGAT

Lieutenant-Colonel. Military Croaa.

Mentioned in Despatchea.





MUIer.P. W

Moffatt,J. R. C.

+Morgan, H. P

MorrLson, W. M

Murray, F.C

McClafferty. F. S...

McGregor, J. A

Oag. H


. Lance-Corporal.

. Battery Sergeant-Major.

Lieutenant Killed in action 6th Oct., 1918.

Sergeant.

Corporal.

Cadet.

Lieutenant, M.C.

Lieutenant.

Sergeant.
. Sergeant.

Flight Cadet.
, Bombardier.

Cadet.

Corporal.
. Gunner.
. Lieutenant.
.Corporal.

Lance-Corporal Died of wounds 10th April, 1917.


Rogers, T. R

Ronaldson, T. S

Sheard, R


Smith, H. R


Smith. J. A. H

Smyth. R.R

Stephenson, J

Thursby, M. H

Tyrwhitt, J. A. G....
+Wheadon,N. A


MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL


Baston.J. P

Boyle, A. F

Brice, J. A

Leighton.J. M

Mutch, T. W. L

Nesbitt, P. H

Stevens, F.S

WinninpJ. P


Regimental Sergeant-Major.

Sergeant.

Cadet (Sergeant).

StafiF Sergeant.

Sergeant.

Sergeant.

. Regimental Sergeant-Major.
. Sergeant.


BOARD OF TRADE SILVER MEDAL


Orr, J.C


Lieutenant.




FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE


Black, J

Forster, Vi'. B

Shaw, F.B


Captain. M.C.
Major, M.C.
. Lieutenant.


PARCHMENT CERTIFICATE OF HONOUR |




Awarded by The French Government.


Lepper, R. H


Conducteur-Sergeant.




BELGIAN CROIX DE GUERRE


Baston.J.P

+Child,J. M

Elliott, G.T

Miller, D.K


Regimental Sergeant-Major, M.S.M.

Captain, M.C Killed on active service, 23rd Aug.,

1918.
. Corporal, D.C.M.
.Sergeant.




BELGIAN ORDER OF LEOPOLD


+Child,J. M


. Captain, M.C KiUed on active service 23rd Aug.,1918.





ITALIAN CROCE DI GUERRA




ITALIAN RED CROSS BRONZE MEDAL


Holmes. S.F....


Captain.




ROUMANIAN MEDAL FOR MERIT


Holmes, S.F....


Captain.




RUSSIAN CROSS OF ST. GEORGE


Mclver. A. R. . .


StafiF Sergeant.




RUSSIAN ORDER OF ST. STANISLAUS


Holmes. S.F....


Captain.


Mclver, A. R...


Staff Sergeant.


MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES FOR SERVICE IN THE FIELD |


Barnum, H. G..


Captain, M.C.


Blackler,


Lieutenant.


Bowerbank, G. S. S. . .Major, D.S.O., M.C. 1


Brawley.G. M..


Captain.


Calder, H. M.. . .


Lieutenant (twice).


+Child,J.M


Captain, M.C KUled on active service 23rd Aug.,1918.


Cockeram, A


Captain, D.S.O.


Curran, V


Captain, M.C.


4"De Wind, E....


Second Lieutenant, V.C . Killed in action 21st March, 1918.


Dunsford, M....


Captain.


Egan, N.J


Lieutenant, M.C.


Falle,T.deC...


Captain, M.C.


Forster, W. B. . .


Major, M.C.


Fox, C.J


Sergeant.


Eraser, A


Captain.


Gibson, R.B....


Lieutenant, M.C, M.M.


Hamilton, A. L..


Colonel, C.M.G.


^-Harrison, H. W.


Second Lieutenant. . . .Died of wound 9th June, 1917.


Harvie, A.K....


Captain, M.C.


Heaslip,R. E,.


Captain, M.C.


^Holland, G. K. .


Lieutenant Killed in action 6th Nov., 1917.


Keeping, M. F. .


Lieutenant.


Knowlson. W. M


Lieutenant.


Layton, J. G. G


Second Lieutenant.


Leggat,W


Lieutenant-Colonel, M.C.


+Lloyd,St.G.O.


Sergeant Killed in action 19th Feb., 1917.


Lobley.O. R...,


Lieutenant-Colonel, O.B.E.


Maginn, F.J....


Lieutenant, D.S.O.


Marlow, R. H.


Captain.


Mathias, F. M.


Captain (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel), D.S.O.


Milligan, A....


Captain, M.C.


Mordy, A.G...


Major, D.S.O. (twice)


^Morrison, H...


Major Killed in action 23rd April, 1918.


•I-Murphy, F. M.


Lieutenant Died of wounds 2nd Sept., 1918.


McGill, T. C...


Captain, M.B.E. (three times).


Mclver, A. R..


Staff Sergeant.


Oliver, R.R....


Lieutenant, M.C.


Pritchard,R.E.


Sergeant.



+ Ryerson, J. E Captain Killed in action, 19th Sept., 1916.

4" Simpson, S. B Lieutenant Killed in action 1st Oct., 1916.

•h Sinclair, N. F Sergeant-Major Died on active service 22nd Sept.,1917.

StUl, J Captain, O.B.E.

Thomson, D. C Captain.

Wells, N. L Captain.

WUcox, E. R. C Major, M.C.

Williams, H. P Captain, M.C.



PARCHMENT CERTIFICATE FOR GALLANTRY IN THE FIELD

Falle, T. de C Captain, M.C.

Mentioned in Despatches.

+ Kinghan, A. E Lieutenant Killed in action 6th Sept., 1916.

Mitchel, V Lieutenant.

McCarthy, C. L. J.. . .Captain.
Williams, H. P Captain, M.C.

Mentioned in Despatches.



MENTIONED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE WORK IN ENGLAND



Barnum, H. G.. . .
Coleman, F. C. . . .
Cruickshank, J. D

Darley, D. B

Findlay, W. H...

Fowler, R. T

Harris, A. D

Macpherson, J. C.

Purdy, J. R

Watson, R.M. ..
Wilkinson, A. B. .



.Captain, M.C.
. Lieutenant.
.Captain.
. Staff Sergeant.
. Second Lieutenant.
. Regimental Sergeant-Major.
. Sergeant.
.Major.
. Captain.
. Major.
Lieutenant.



"Biographies



(Numerals at the end of a biography refer to pages in Vol. I.)

Abrams, John Norman — Private. Born 7th July, 1895, at
Summerstown, Ontario, Canada. Father, Albert Abrams, retired.
Educated at Cornwall Public and High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 17th September, 1912. Enlisted, 21st April,

1918, from Toronto branch, in 1st Battahon, Canadian Tank
Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 63rd Battery,
London, Ontario. Service in England. Demobilized, 25th May,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th June, 1919.

AcKLAND, Edgar Adelbert — Private. Born 23rd July, 1891.
Father, J. B. Ackland, Automobile Dealer. Entered the service
of the Bank, 27th August, 1917. Enlisted, February, 1918, from
Winnipeg branch.

Adams, Francis Stanley Joseph — Captain, M.C. Born
23rd October, 1887. Father, Joseph Adams, Chemist. Entered
the service of the Bank, 11th April, 1910. Enlisted, 13th Dec-
ember, 1915, from London, England, branch, in Machine Gun
Corps.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
During a counter-attack he took his section forward
through a heavy barrage, and in spite of casualties
got his guns into position at a critical stage in the
operations. Throughout he kept in close touch
with the infantry, and carried out several valuable
reconnaissances as the operations developed."

{London Gazette Supplement, 6th April, 1918.)
Wounded (seriously), 4th December, 1917.

Adams, Gerald Drayson — Flight Cadet. Born 15th June,
1900, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Stanley Adams,
Musician. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th February, 1916.
Enlisted, 12th July, 1917, from Toronto branch, in 1st Central
Ontario Depot Battalion, with the rank of Private. Demobilized,
6th December, 1918, to join the Royal Air Force.



g LETTERS FROM THE FRONT

Adams, Howard William — Gunner. Born 7th September,
1896, at Edinburg, North Dakota, U.S.A. Father, William Edgar
Adams, Hardware Merchant. Educated at Public and High
Schools, Hanna, North Dakota, and King Edward High School,
Vancouver, B.C. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th June,
1915. Enlisted, December, 1915, from Vancouver branch, in 50th
(Queen's) Battery, Kingston, Ontario, Canadian Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner.

Adams, James Michie. — Captain. Born 4th July, 1894, at
Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, William Adams, Tea Merchant.
Educated at Robert Gordon's College. Entered the service of the
Bank, 30th May, 1914. Enlisted, 11th January, 1915, from
Simcoe branch, in 37th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 12th Canadian Battalion, March, 1916;
23rd Canadian Battalion, May, 1916; 4th BattaHon, Gordon High-
landers, 1st March, 1917; Royal Air Force, 26th February, 1918.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 13th January, 1915; Corporal, June,
1915; Sergeant, March, 1916; Second Lieutenant, 1st March, 1917;
Captain, 20th June, 1918. Principal actions: Ypres, Arras, 1917.
Subsequent occupation: Applied for permanent commission in
the Royal Air Force.

Adams, Walter Percy — Sergeant, D.C.M., M.M. Born
15th September, 1895, at Richmond, Quebec, Canada. Father,
John Adams, Farmer (deceased) . Educated at St. Francis College,
Richmond, Quebec. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th February,
1913. Enlisted, 7th December, 1915, from Lennoxville branch, in
117th Eastern Townships BattaHon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 14th Canadian Battalion, 28th February, 1917.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 2nd January, 1916; Corporal, 10th
May, 1916; Sergeant, 5th September, 1918. Principal actions:
Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, 1917; Amiens, 8th-9th August, 1918; Arras,
lst-2nd September, 1918.

Awarded
The Distinguished Conduct Medal
2nd September, 1918, Arras.
"When held up by a machine-gun post, he boldly
' rushed forward with an absolute contempt of
danger, and personally bayonetted and killed two
of his adversaries, compelling the remainder to
surrender."

{London Gazette, 10th February, 1919.)



LETTERS FROM THE FRONT 3

Also Awarded

The Military Medal

For Bravery in the Field,

15th August, 1917, at Arras.

Wounded (gas), 18th August, 1917. Demobilized, 18th February,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 4th March, 1919.

AiKMAN, Charles Walter — Lieutenant. Born 13th August,
1896, at Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies. Father, John
Horace Aikman, Bank Manager. Educated at Jamaica College,
Kingston, Jamaica. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th January,
1914. Enlisted, 27th April, 1916, from Red Deer branch, in 187th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
202nd Canadian Battalion, 6th February, 1917; 31st (Alberta)
Battalion, 27th May, 1917. Promoted Corporal, 11th July, 1916;
Lieutenant, 23rd November, 1918. Principal actions: Hill 70,
Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, 8th-10th August, 1918. Demobilized,
11th February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th
February, 1919.

Aikman, Gerald Gresham — FHght Cadet. Born 11th Dec-
ember, 1891, at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Robert
Aikman, Accountant. Educated at Parrsboro High School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1908. Enlisted,
25th September, 1918, from New York agency, in 91st Canadian
Training Squadron, 43rd Wing, Royal Air Force, with the rank of
Flight Cadet. Trained in Canada, in Royal Air Force. Demob-
ilized, 30th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank,
11th December, 1918.

AiNGER, William Edward — Second Lieutenant. Born 28th
January, 1895. Father, William Dawson Ainger, H.M. Office of
Woods, Forests and Land Revenues. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st January, 1912. Enlisted, November, 1914, from London,
England, branch, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Wounded
twice. Subsequent occupation: Engaged on a Rubber Estate in
Malay.

"i-AiTCHisoN, Alexander William — Lieutenant, M.C. Born
16th November, 1892, at York, England. Father, Thomas Aitchi-
son (deceased). Educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh,
Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th September, 1910.
Enlisted, September, 1914, from Shaunavon branch, in 1st Canadian
Divisional Ammunition Column, with the rank of Gunner. Trans-
ferred to 13th Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, September,



4 LETTERS FROM THE FRONT

1915. Promoted Lieutenant, September, 1915. Principal actions:
Second Battle of Ypres, 1915; Ypres salient, September, 1915, to
May, 1916.

Awarded

The Military Cross

April, 1916.

"For conspicuous gallantry in leading forward a

party of bombers and rifles through the enemy's

barrage in order to occupy an important point. His

gallant act removed a great danger."

{London Gazette.)
Died of Wounds, 13th May, 1916.

Note: Mr. Aitchison's elder brother was killed at the
Dardanelles, 28th June, 1915. They were the only sons of Mrs.
Jessie Aitchison, of Edinburgh, Scotland.

AiTKEN, James Weir — Lieutenant. Born 6th December

1893, at Biggar, Scotland. Father, James Aitken, Agent. Edu-
cated at Biggar High School. Entered the service of the Bank,
18th August, 1910. Enlisted, 28th August, 1915, from Winnipeg
branch, in 37th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to 3rd Canadian Divisional Trench
Mortars, 1st May, 1916; Canadian Training School, Bexhill, 30th
April, 1918; Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 11th August, 1918.
Promoted Bombardier, 30th July, 1916; Sergeant, 20th December,
1917; Lieutenant, 11th August, 1918. Principal actions: Zille-
beke Hills, Beaumont Hamel, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele,
1917. Returned to duty with the Bank, 30th July, 1919.

+Aldrich, Merrill Stanley — Private. Born 14th June,

1894, at CorUss, Quebec, Canada. Father, Alfred Aldrich, Farmer.
Educated at Corliss District School, Stanstead College, and Bugbee
Business College, Rock Island, Quebec. Entered the service of the
Bank, 2nd July, 1912. Enlisted, 7th December, 1916, from Ayer's
Cliff branch, in 244th Battalion (Kitchener's Own), with the rank
of Private. Transferred to 23rd Reserve Battahon, April, 1917;
24th Canadian Battalion, June, 1917.

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

^Alexander, Alan Mansell — Second Lieutenant. Born
5th January, 1896, at Southsea, Hants, England. Father, Samuel
Philip Alexander, M.D., M.R.C.S., Medical Practitioner (deceased).
Educated at Portsmouth Grammar School. Entered the service



LETTERS FROM THE FRONT 5

of the Bank, 9th December, 1912. Enhsted, October, 1915, from
London, England, branch, in 1st OflBcers' Cadet Battalion, with the
rank of Cadet. Received commission in Queen's Westminster Rifles,
16th Reserve Battalion, London Regiment, in July, 1916. Service:
France, 1916; Greece and Palestine, 1917.

Killed instantly by a machine-gun bullet, at the taking of
Jerusalem, 8th December, 1917.

His Commanding OflScer wrote of him:

"A very brave, cool and eflBcient officer: we all feel the loss of
a very dear friend."

Alexander, John Buchan— Second Lieutenant. Born 10th
July, 1893, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, WilUam John
Alexander, Professor of English, University College, Toronto.
Educated at Humberside Collegiate Institute. Entered the service
of the Bank, 10th July, 1911. Enhsted, 6th September, 1917,
from College and Dovercourt, Toronto, branch, in University of
Toronto, Overseas Training Corps, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Household Brigade, OflScers' Cadet Battahon, 13th
August, 1918. Promoted Acting Sergeant, May, 1918; Second
Lieutenant, 8th March, 1919. Demobihzed, 30th May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th July, 1919.

+Alexander, Philip Mansell — Second Lieutenant. Born
19th September, 1892, at Southsea, Hants, England. Father,
Samuel Philip Alexander, M.D., M.R.C.S., Medical Practitioner
(deceased). Educated at Portsmouth Grammar School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 28th June, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1914,
from London, England, branch, in 1st London Scottish, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 11th Battahon, Gordon High-
landers, December, 1915. Promoted Corporal, 1915; Second
Lieutenant, December, 1915. Principal actions : Messines, and sub-
sequent fighting through the Winter of 1914-1915; Somme, 1916.

Died, 30th July, 1916, from shrapnel wound in the head.

Note: The 1st London Scottish were immortalised by their
epic stand at Messines, in 1914, as a Territorial Regiment. Mr.
Alexander's description of this battle will be found on page 8 of
Volume I, "Letters from the Front."

Note: We record with deep regret the death of Dr. S. P.
Alexander (father of Second Lieutenants P. M. and A. M. Alex-
ander), which took place in December, 1918.



6 LETTERS FROM THE FRONT

Dr. Alexander served as a surgeon on transport duty between
Liverpool and New York during 1918, and also acted under the
United States government during the return of the American
Forces.

Whilst thus engaged, he contracted influenza which terminated
fatally in a New York hospital.

(Brother of A. M. Alexander.) 1, 126.

Alexander, William Thomas — Lieutenant. Born 16th
August, 1891, at Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, William Alexander
(retired). Educated at Peterhead Academy, Civil Service Insti-
tute, Aberdeen, and Aberdeen University. Entered the .service
of the Bank, 3rd May, 1909. Enlisted, 13th May, 1916, from
Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg, in 96th Canadian Bat-
talion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 16th Bat-
talion (Canadian Scottish), October, 1916. Principal action:
Vimy Ridge, 1917. Wounded (bullet), 9th April, 1917, at Vimy
Ridge, causing severe fracture of the left ilium. Demobilized,
February, 1918, on account of being physically unfit for further
military service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 17th
December, 1917. 191.

^Allan, George Francis — Lance-Corporal. Born 19th
December, 1890, at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Father, Major M. A. Allan (deceased), late of Dominion Savings
Bank, Charlottetown. Educated at West Kent School, Charlotte-
town, and Prince of Wales College. Entered the service of the
Bank, 27th December, 1906. Enlisted, 12th February, 1915, from
Calgary Branch, in 31st Canadian Battahon, with the rank of
Private. Promoted Lance-corporal. Principal actions: St. Eloi,
Sanctuary Wood, 1916. Wounded (shell) in the head, 5th April,
1916.

Killed instantly, 13th June, 1916, near Sanctuary Wood. 121.

Allen, Alfred Harris — Captain. Born, 31st December,
1880, at Chesterfield, England. Father, George Allen. Educated
at Colston School, Bristol. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th
November, 1902. Enlisted, February, 1916, from Smith's Falls
branch, where he was Manager, in 156th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to Eastern Ontario Regiment,
June, 1918. Promoted Sergeant, April, 1916; Lieutenant, June,
1916; Captain, October, 1916. Service: Engaged in Salvage
Corps work, July, 1917, to February, 1919. Contracted severe
illness on active service. Demobilized, March, 1919.



LETTERS FROM THE FRONT 7

+Allen, Arthur Haviland — Second Lieutenant. Born 15th
June, 1890, at Tipperary, Ireland. Father, Benjamin William
Allen, Agent, Bank of Ireland, Tipperary. Educated at Tipperary
Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th April,
1910. Left Saskatoon branch, to return to Old Country to take
up military service, 31st August, 1915. Enlisted in 10th Battalion,
Royal Dublin Fusiliers, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
1st Battalion. Promoted Lance-Corporal ; Second Lieutenant,
January, 1917. Principal action: Langemarck, 1917.

Killed in Action (shot through the heart), 4th October, 1917.

Allen, Donald Leslie — Flight Cadet. Born 25th July,
1895, at County Wicklow, Ireland. Father, John Wallis Allen,
Physician (deceased). Educated at King's Hospital, Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 14th June, 1912. Enlisted, 20th
May, 1918, from Vermilion branch, in Royal Air Force, with the
rank of Flight Cadet. Demobilized, 4th December, 1918. Sub-
sequent occupation: With Superior Lumber Company Limited,
Vermilion, Alberta.

Ambridge, Cecil Montague — Corporal. Born 19th Jan-
uary, 1887, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Father, H. A.
Ambridge, Clerk. Educated at Aylmer High and Public Schools,
and Upper Canada College. Entered the service of the Bank,
19th November, 1903. Enlisted, 4th June, 1918, from Toronto
branch, in 2nd Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps, 20th
November, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 1st January, 1919. Service:
Engaged in Pay Office work in Canada. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 16th May, 1919.

Ames, Rotden Coleman — Lieutenant. Born 13th Novem-
ber, 1886, at Wiarton, Ontario, Canada. Father, George William
Ames (retired). Educated at Wiarton High School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 19th September, 1906. Enlisted, 25th January,
1916, from Kitscoty branch, where he was Manager, in 151st
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to
49th (Edmonton) Battalion, 13th November, 1916. Principal
actions: Vimy Ridge, April, 1917; Avion Raid, 8th-9th June, 1917;
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, 1918. Demobilized,
20th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 8th April,
1919.

^Anderson, Bernard Stuart— Signaller. Born 22nd March,
1896, at Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Father, Lennox Stuart



8 LETTERS FROM THE FRONT

Anderson, late Secretary, Royal Portrush Golf Club. Educated
at Academical Institution, Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland,
and Royal School, Armagh, Ireland. Entered the service of the Bank,
27th June, 1913. Enlisted, January, 1915, from Guelph branch,
in 10th Canadian Field Ambulance, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 14th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery (Canadian
Army Medical Corps), April, 1915. Principal actions: Ypres,
Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917.

Killed in Action, 26th August, 1917. 93, 99, 106.

Anderson, James — Lieutenant. Born 17th October, 1889, at
Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, Alexander Anderson, Gardener.
Entered the service of the Bank, 27th June, 1911. Left Dauphin
branch, where he was Accountant, to undertake military service,
1st April, 1916. Enlisted in 209th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant.

Anderson, Norman Alexander — Private. Born 14th July,
1893, at Antrim, Ireland. Father, Robert Anderson, Grocer and
Merchant. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th April, 1913.
Enlisted, 27th December, 1914, from Bengough branch, in 46th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Demobilized, 12th