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the Bank, 7th July, 1911. Enlisted, 17th January, 1918, from
Kitscoty branch, in 1st Depot BattaHon, Alberta Regiment, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 21st Reserve Battalion, 4th
April, 1918; Canadian War Records, 27th November, 1918.
Service: Clerical work in England (on the staff of the "Canadian
Daily Record") at Headquarters, Canadian War Records, London,
England. Demobilized, 1st October, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 27th November, 1919.

Watkins, Leonard Stanley — Lance-Corporal . Born 17th
May, 1895, at Stourbridge, Worcester, England. Father, Charles
Watkins, Iron Merchant (deceased). Educated at Stourbridge



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Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th February,
1913. Enlisted, 26th June, 1916, from Toronto branch, iu 198th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 20th
Canadian Battalion, February, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
July, 1916. Principal actions: St. Quentin, Spring of 1918;
Amiens, August, 1918. Explosive bullet in the shoulder
(severe), 8th August, 1918. Demobilized, 5th February, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th February, 1919.

Watson, Charles Douglas — Sergeant. Born 16th Decem-
ber, 1897, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. C. Watson,
Commercial Traveller. Educated at Colchester Academy, Truro,
N.S. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th July, 1915. Enlisted,
2nd October, 1915, from New Glasgow branch, in 85th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 13th Canadian
Battalion, 13th December, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 9th
September, 1918; Corporal, 1st November, 1918; Sergeant, 25th
January, 1919. Service and principal actions : Vimy, Hill 70 (with
Canadian Corps Tramway Company); Passchendaele, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918. DemobiHzed, 21st
April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th July, 1919.

Watson, Campbell Hubert Allen — Private, (U.S. Army).
Born 8th November, 1894, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Father, Charles Hubert Watson (deceased). Educated at PubHc
and High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th January,
1916. Enlisted, July, 1918, from Youngstown branch, in 13th
Division, United States Army, with the rank of Private. Service:
Trained in United States for overseas service. Demobilized, 17th
February, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th March,
1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 25th September, 1920,
to accept a position with a Lumber Company.

Watson, Harold Cecil — Signaller. Born 11th December,
1892, at Walter's Falls, Ontario, Canada. Father, Robert J.
Watson, Grocer. Educated at Shelburne Continuation School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 24th April, 1911. Enlisted, 5th
April, 1918, from Stratford branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Reserve Artillery, 24th June, 1918. Service: Artillery training
and clerical work in England. DemobiHzed, 7th August, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 27th August, 1919.

Watson, Henry Richard — Private. Born 20th November,
1890, at Dromore, County Down, Ireland. Father, Adam Watson,



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Merchant. Educated at Excelsior Academy, Banbridge. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th April, 1911. Enlisted, May, 1915,
from Moosejaw branch, in 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles,
February, 1916. Service and principal actions: Messines, Ypres,
St. Eloi, 1916. Subsequently engaged in clerical work with
Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre. Shrapnel wounds in the
left leg and shoulder, December, 1916. Demobilized, May, 1917,
on account of being medically unfit for further miUtary service,
due to severity of wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th
October, 1919.

+ Watson, John Smith — Corporal. Born 12th March, 1886,
at Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, Patrick William Watson, Com-
mission Agent. Educated at Gordon's College, Aberdeen.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th November, 1906. Left
Peterboro branch, where he was Accountant, to return to Old
Country to take up military service, 30th April, 1915. Enlisted in
Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Machine Gun Corps, November, 1916. Promoted
Corporal, September, 1917. Served in the Royal Naval Reserve
(H. M. Torpedo Boat Division) in 1916; with Machine Gun Corps
in France during 1917 and 1918. Wounded, 11th April, 1918.
Died of Wounds, 5th May, 1918, in Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow.

Watson, Mervyn Estcouhte — Bombardier. Born 9th
July, 1893, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, Rev. Murray
Watson, Presbyterian Minister. Educated at Montreal High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from
Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, April, 1918, from Prince
Arthur & Park, Montreal, branch, in 79th Battery, Canadian
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 85th Battery,
Canadian (Siberian) Expeditionary Force. Promoted, Bombardier,
20th April, 1918. Service: Artillery training in Canada. Demob-
iHzed, 26th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th
May, 1919.

+WATSON, Norman Campion — Second Lieutenant. Born 13th
August, 1892, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, James Watson,
Banker (deceased). Educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow.
Entered the service of the Bank, 4th April, 1912. Enlisted, August,
1914, from Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg, branch, in 27th (City of
Winnipeg) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
10th (Cadet) Battalion, September, 1916; 6th Battalion Highland



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Light Infantry, December, 1916; 12th Battahon, Highland Light
Infantry, February, 1917, Promoted Second Lieutenant, Dec-
ember, 1916.

Killed in Action at Cavalry Farm, near Arras, 24th April, 1917.

+WATSON, Patrick Balfour — Corporal. Born 15th Novem-
ber, 1889. Father, Charles Watson, Sohcitor. Entered the service
of the Bank, 9th March, 1911. Enlisted, April, 1915, from Blaine
Lake branch, in 15th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private.
Promoted Corporal.

Killed in Action, 27th June, 1916.

Watson, Robert James — Sergeant. Born 18th January,
1883, at Dromore, Ireland. Father, Arthur Watson (deceased).
Educated at Royal Academical Institution, Belfast. Entered the
service of the Bank, 27th November, 1911. Enlisted, 31st July,
1916, from Saskatoon branch, in Montreal Siege Draft, Canadian
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 11th Canadian
Siege Battery, October, 1917; Quartermaster-General's Inspection
Department, February, 1919. Promoted Bombardier, May, 1917;
Corporal, July, 1917; Sergeant, February, 1919. Principal actions:
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Wounded
(fractured ankle), 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 29th
September, 1920.

Watson, Robert Mason — Major. Born 20th June, 1879, at
Richmond, Quebec, Canada. Father, Rev. Dr. W. H. Watson,
Clergyman. Educated at Hamilton Collegiate Institute. Entered
the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships
Bank. Enlisted, 9th November, 1914, from Smith's Falls branch,
where he was Manager, in Guards Prisoner of War Camp, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 80th Canadian Battalion, as
Adjutant, 31st July, 1915. Promoted Captain, 7th September,
1915; Major, December, 1915. Service: Appointed Assistant
Provost Marshal, Bramshott, Hants, England, 14th August, 1916.
Transferred to Provost Marshal Staff, France, and served in Vimy
sector and at Arras, in 1918. Appointed Assistant Provost Mar-
shal, Military District No. 6, Halifax, 6th December, 1918.

"Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for
Valuable Services rendered in connection with the War."
Demobilized, 25th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
13th March, 1919.

Watson, William — Gunner. Born 12th September, 1890, at
Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, William E. Watson, Engineer.



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Educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, Scotland, and
King's College, London, England. Entered the cervice of the Bank,
27th September, 1912. Enlisted, March, 1918, from Vancouver
branch, in No. 5 Company, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery,
with the rank of Gunner. Service: Clerical work in Canada.
Demobilized, 14th December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 16th December, 1918.

Watson, William Leslie — Sergeant. Born 6th July, 1891,
at Seaforth, Ontario, Canada. Father, James Watson, Insurance
Agent. Educated at Seaforth Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 18th March, 1908. Enlisted, 11th March,
1918, from Vancouver branch, in Canadian Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Promoted Sergeant, March, 1919. Service: Clerical
work in England. Demobilized, October, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 3rd January, 1920.

Watson, William Linton — Lieutenant. Born 30th March,
1886, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, James Watson (retired).
Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Entered
the service of the Bank, 18th September, 1906. Enlisted,
November, 1915, from Strathcona branch, where he was
Accountant, in 138th Canadian Battahon, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 27th Canadian Battahon,
September, 1916; 6th Light Trench Mortar Battery, November,
1916; 27th Canadian Battalion, February, 1917; 11th Reserve
Battahon, May, 1918. Principal actions: Sonime, 1916; Vimy
Ridge, 9th April, 1917; Fresnoy, May, 1917. Ill — trench fever —
three times. Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th April, 1919.

Watson, William Maurice — Gunner. Born 9th November,
1890, at King Township, York County, Ontario. Father, L. T.
Watson, with James Lumbers Company Limited. Educated at
Newmarket High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd
August, 1908. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Bengough branch, in
1st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery,
Principal action: Second Battle of Ypres, 1915. Gun shot wound
in the knee, 30th April, 1915. Demobilized, February, 1916, on
account of being medically unfit for further military service, due
to severity of wounds. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th
July, 1916.

Watt, Alexander McDonald — Second Lieutenant. Born
15th October, 1893, at Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland. Father, James



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Watt, Schoolmaster. Educated at Hilton Public School and Tain
Royal Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 10th August,
1911. EnHsted, 21st August, 191.5, from Nanton branch, in 56th
Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st
Canadian Pioneer BattaHon, September, 1915. Promoted Sergeant,
June, 1916. Transferred to Royal Air Force, as Flight Cadet, 29th
September, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 12th February,
1919. Service and principal action: Ypres, June, 1916. Tem-
porarily unfit for combatant service (on account of shell shock),
and engaged in clerical work with 9th Battalion, Canadian Railway
Troops, 1st February, 1917. Slight shrapnel wound in the small of
the back, October, 1916. Returned to duty with the Bank, 17th
April, 1919.

Watt, Frederick Joseph — Lieutenant. Born 10th October,
1893, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Rev. Joseph Watt,
Clergyman (deceased). Educated at Winchester Street School,
and Windsor Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the
Bank, 3rd April, 1911. EnUsted, August, 1915, from Gait branch,
in 111th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to 35th Canadian Battalion, September, 1916; 4th Canadian
Mounted Rifles, November, 1916. On active service with 4th
Canadian Mounted Rifles at the front. Wounded (slight) —
shrapnel, and shell concussion — 22nd September, 1916. Demobi-
lized, 15th January, 1918, on account of being medically unfit for
further military service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th
January, 1918.

Watts, Charles Arthur Lyndon — Lieutenant. Born 12th
October, 1895, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Arthur
Marshall Watts, Hardware Merchant. Educated at St. Catharines
Public School and Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of
the Bank, 19th September, 1910. Enlisted, 1st February, 1916,
from Toronto branch, in 176th Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Lieutenant. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Pioneers, 23rd Nov-
ember, 1917; 6th BattaHon, Canadian Engineers, 29th May, 1918.
Service and principal actions: Amiens, Canal du Nord, Cambrai,
Valenciennes, Mons; with Army of Occupation in Germany, 1918.
Demobilized, 30th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
23rd June, 1919.

Watts, Harry Temple— Lieutenant. Born 10th January,
1896, at Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father. W. Harry
Watts, Musician. Educated at Edmonton (Alberta) School, and



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Queen's University, Kingston. Entered the service of the Bank,
7th June, 1916. Enlisted, June, 1917, from Riverhurst branch, in
101st Canadian Battalion Draft with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Royal Flying Corps, 4th January, 1918; Royal Air Force,
1st April, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, June, 1917; Corporal,
July, 1917; Second Lieutenant, June, 1918; Lieutenant, January,
1919. Served as a Flying Instructor in the Royal Air Force in
Canada. Injured in an aeroplane crash, 7th August, 1918.

Webeh, Louis Lunan — Flight Cadet. Born 1st April, 1897,
at Nottawa, Ontario, Canada. Father, Louis Weber (deceased).
Educated at Collingwood Collegiate Institute. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd March, 1915. Enlisted, 31st April, 1918, from
Belleville branch, in 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regi-
ment, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Air Force
13th June, 1918. Service: Royal Air Force training in Canada.
Demobilized, 3rd December, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 13th January, 1919.

+ Webster, Frederick Cyril — Sergeant. Born 8th August,
1893, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Henry Case Webster,
Bank of Montreal. Educated at St. Michael's College. Entered
the service of the Bank, 10th June, 1912. Applied for enlistment
and rejected, 22nd February, 1917. Enlisted, July, 1917, from
Tillsonburg branch, in 1st Central Ontario Regiment, with the
rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant. Service in Canada (medi-
cally unfit for active service).

Accidentally drowned, 19th July, 1918, while bathing at
Hanlan's Point, Toronto.

^Webster, Ralph Laverne — Corporal. Born 17th July,
1893, at Dawn Township, Ontario, Canada. Father, Jonah M.
Webster, Farmer and Township Clerk. Educated at Rutherford
School Section No. 3, Dawn, and Oil Springs Continuation School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th September, 1910. Enlisted,
30th December, 1914, from Calgary branch, in 50th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal. Served
as a Signalling Instructor in England; went to France in August,
1916.

Killed in Action, 18th November, 1916, at the Somme.

Wedd, George Maynard, Jr. — Gunner. Born 31st Decem-
ber, 1891, at Parkhill, Ontario, Canada. Father, George Maynard
Wedd, The Canadian Bank of Commerce. Educated at Parkhill
Public School, Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Technical Insti-
tute. Entered the service of the Bank, 19th August, 1907.



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Enlisted, 28th February, 1917, from Audit Department, Head
Office, Toronto, in 67th (University) Battery, Canadian Artillery,
with the rank of Driver. Transferred to 25th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, in France, March, 1918. Principal actions:
German Offensive (Arras sector), Amiens, Arras, Canal du Nord,
Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 24th May,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

Weddell, Wilfred Angus — Sergeant. Born 25th October,
1884, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Father, George Frederick
Weddell (retired). Educated at Royal Grammar School, New-
castle-on-Tyne. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912,
from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, 20th May, 1916, from
Montreal branch, in 7th (McGill) Battery, Canadian Garrison Artil-
lery, with the rank of Gunner. Promoted Bombardier, May, 1918;
Sergeant, January, 1919. Service and principal actions: Vimy,
Oppy, Lens, Arras, 1917. Subsequently engaged in clerical work
at Canadian Artillery Regimental Depot in England. Gas (slight),
June, 1917; trench fever (severe), 17th August, 1917. Demobilized,
2nd May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th June, 1919.
223.

Weir, John Wybrants Olpherts — Private. Born 10th
September, 1893, at Downpatrick, Ireland. Father, Henry Crich-
ton Weir, SoHcitor. Educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen,
Ireland, and Trinity College, Dublin. Entered the service of the
Bank, 23rd February, 1914. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Watrous
branch, in 5th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to Offices of Director of Recruiting and Organization,
Folkestone; Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre; Nova Scotia
Regimental Depot; 5th Canadian BattaHon, France, September,
1918. Promoted Corporal, October, 1916; Staff Sergeant, 8th
March, 1917. (Reverted to the ranks on returning to France,
September, 1918.) Principal actions and service: Ypres, Festu-
bert, 1915; Cambrai, 1918. Engaged in clerical work on the staff
of the Director of Recruiting and Organization, Folkestone, and
at Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre. Gun shot wound in the
right thigh, 24th May, 1915; in the left hand, 28th September, 1918.

W^EiR, Norman Brown — Signaller. Born 10th March, 1895,
at Millbank, Perth County, Ontario, Canada. Father, James B.
Weir, Commercial Traveller. Educated at Millbank and Stratford
Public and High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 25th
March, 1912. Enlisted, 15th March, 1918, from Hamilton branch,
in 67th Battery, Canadian Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.



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Service: Artillery training in England. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 25th August, 1919.

Wells, Lawrence Grant — Private. Born 15th June, 1897,
at Dresden, Ontario, Canada. Father, Thomas N. Wells, Editor
and Publisher. Educated at Dresden Public School, Dresden High
School, and St. Clement's College, Toronto. Entered the service
of the Bank, 27th February, 1914. EnHsted, 20th October, 1915,
from Dresden branch, in 2nd Depot Battalion, Canadian Mounted
Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Lord Strathcona's
Horse (R.C.), August, 1916; Machine Gun Squadron, Canadian
Cavalry Brigade, March, 1917. Service and principal actions:
First and Second Battles of Cambrai, 1917; The German Advance,
March, 1918; Amiens, Le Cateau, 1918. Demobilized, 1st June,
1919.

Wells, Norman Lewis — Captain. Born 16th April, 1888,
at Eckington, Derbyshire, England. Father, George Henry Wells,
Colliery Proprietor (deceased). Educated at Chesterfield School.
Entered the service of the Bank, 7th January, 1913. Enlisted,
22nd July, 1915, from Regina branch, in 68th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 48th Canadian
Battalion (England), 25th September, 1915; 4th Canadian
Mounted Rifles (France), 2nd April, 1916. Promoted Captain,
24th September, 1917. Taken prisoner of war at Third Battle of
Ypres, 2nd June, 1916. Served as Paymaster to Senior British
Internment Officer, in Holland, 28th May, 1918, to 11th
November, 1918; StafiF Paymaster to British Repatriation
Commission, 11th November, 1918, to 12th April, 1919.
Mentioned in Despatches
for
Services as Paymaster while interned in Holland, 1918.
Wounded in the side, 2nd June, 1916. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 13th September, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 20th December, 1920. 156, 269, 270.

Wells, Theophilus Hughes — FHght Cadet. Born 9th
April, 1900, at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Father, Clayton W.
Wells, Dentist. Educated at Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th May, 1917.
Enhsted, 6th February, 1918, from Kitchener branch, in Royal
Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal
Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Service: Training in Royal Air Force
in Canada. DemobiUzed, 30th November, 1918. Subsequent
occupation: Resumed studies, 14th January, 1919.



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Wells, William James — Coxswain. Born 9th September,
1899, at Timaru, New Zealand. Father, Thomas Wells (deceased).
Educated at Benson Polytechnic School, Portland, Oregon,
U.S.A. Entered the service of the Bank, 21st March, 1917.
EnHsted, 18th July, 1918, from Portland branch, in United States
Navy, with the rank of Seaman (Third Class). Engaged in
transport service in the United States Navy. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 10th July, 1919.

West, Martin Cedric — Sergeant. Born 7th March, 1896, at
Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father, Rev. T. Frederick
West, Clergyman (deceased). Educated at PubHc School and
Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd October, 1911. Enlisted, 9th May, 1916, from
Biggar branch, in 8th Canadian Siege Battery, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to 12th Canadian Siege Battery, 1st March,
1918. Promoted Bombardier, 14th March, 1918; Corporal, 17th
May, 1918; Sergeant, 19th February, 1919. Principal actions:
Messines, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Cambrai, 1918. Demob-
ilized, May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 22nd July,
1919.

West, Robert Douglas — Lieutenant. Born 22nd April,
1893. Father, Francis Robert West, Manager at Liverpool of
Messrs. Guinness' Makings. Entered the service of the Bank,
12th February, 1912. Enlisted, July, 1915, from Winnipeg branch,
in 27th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Wounded, 3rd February, 1916. Returned to duty with the Bank,
30th January, 1917. Retired from the service of the Bank, 7th
September, 1918.

West, Wilfred Crookes — Lieutenant. Born 6th May, 1896,
at Shepshed, Leicestershire, England. Father, T. A. A. West
(retired). Educated at Loughborough Grammar School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 16th August, 1911. Enlisted, 29th July,
1915, from First Street West, Calgary, branch, in 63rd Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 17th Reserve
Battalion, England, 11th September, 1915; 31st (Alberta) Bat-
talion, France, November, 1915. Promoted Lieutenant, January,
1918. Principal actions: St. Eloi, April, 1916; Ypres, June, 1916;
Somme, September, 1916; Amiens, August, 1918; Mons, Novem-
ber, 1918. Slightly wounded in the right arm (remained on duty),
St. Eloi, April, 1916. Partially buried, and wounded by shrapnel
in the right leg, Courcelette, 15th September, 1916; shot through
the right leg by rifle fire at the taking of the village of Rosieres



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(Amiens drive), 9th August, 1918. Demobilized, 1st June, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th June, 1919.

Note: At the taking of Rosieresonly two men of Lieutenant
West's platoon escaped unwounded.

Whaley, Cecil David — Lieutenant. Born 9th March, 1897,
at Enniskillen Ireland. Father, George Whaley, Merchant. Edu-
cated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. Entered the service
of the Bank, 24th April, 1914. Enlisted, 17th June, 1915, from
Delisle branch, in the Welsh Regiment, with the rank of Second
Lieutenant. Transferred to Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 2nd
February, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Principal
actions: Somme, 1916; Somme, 1918. Wounded in the back,
2nd June, 1917; in the face, shoulder and thigh, and injuries to
the right eye and right ear, 21st August, 1917.

Whaley, George Baird — Corporal. Born 10th May, 1892,
at Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. Father, George
Whaley, Merchant. Educated at Enniskillen Royal School, and
Portora School, Enniskillen. Entered the service of the Bank,
15th March, 1911. EnHstcd, 8th December, 1917, from Vancouver
branch, in 68th Depot Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the
rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery,
England, 18th October, 1918. Promoted Bombardier, 4th March,
1918; Corporal, 11th April, 1919. Engaged in artillery training in
Canada, and served as Quartermaster's Assistant in Canada, also
engaged in clerical work in England. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 16th March, 1920.

(Brother of C. D. Whaley.)
+WHEADON, Norman Arthur — Lance-Corporal, M.M. Born
18th July, 1895, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. E.
Wheadon, Traveller. Educated at Dewson Public School and
Harbord Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
11th September, 1911. Enlisted, October, 1914, from Market,
Toronto, branch, in 19th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of