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rank of Second Lieutenant, December, 1915. Promoted Lieu-
tenant, June, 1917. Principal actions: Ypres, Kemmel, 1914;
Armentieres, 1917; Houthulst Forest, 1917-18; Hebuterne, Arras,
Cambrai, 1918. Invalided to England (frostbite at Ypres), March,
1915. (Toe amputated.) Gun shot wound in the right hand,
27th August, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st July,
1919.

Wilson, David Edward — Sapper. Born 18th October, 1894,
at Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Father, G. M. Wilson, Superintendent
of Motive Power, Grand Trunk Railway, Montreal. Educated at
Sarnia Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
16th March, 1911. EnHsted, 17th November, 1915, from Barrie
branch, in 157th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 149th Canadian Battalion, December, 1915; 4th
Battalion, Canadian Engineers, September, 1917. Served as an
Instructor in England; on active service at the Front from Pass-
chendaele (1917) to the Armistice; also served as pay clerk, 4th
Battalion, Canadian Engineers, during demobilization. Demobiliz-
ed, June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th September,
1919.

Wilson, George Percy — Lieutenant. Born 12th December,
1884, at Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Father, Francis William
Wilson, Landscape Architect. Educated at Chatham Public
School and Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
28th July, 1902. Enlisted, 10th September, 1910, from Saskatoon
branch, where he was Accountant, in 90th Regiment, draft to 8th
Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Composite
Battalion, Military District No. 10. Demobilized, February,
1919.

+W1LSON, Harvey Fleming — Private. Born 10th June, 1895,
near Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Harvey J. Wilson,
Farmer (deceased). Educated at Victoria School and Aberdeen



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High School, Moncton. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th
January, 1913. Enlisted, May, 1916, from Winnipeg branch,
in 212th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 97th Canadian Battalion, and later to the Royal Cana-
dian Regiment. Served at the front for over a year.
Killed in Action at Passchendaele, 30th October, 1917.

Wilson, Harvey James Musson — Driver. Born 1st Decem-
ber, 1899, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Harry J. M.
Wilson (deceased). Educated at Huron Street Public School and
Jarvis Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st
March, 1916. Enlisted, 15th December, 1916, from Market,
Toronto, branch, in 67th (University of Toronto) Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Driver. Transferred to 3rd
Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, August, 1917. Principal
actions: Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Monchy, Drocourt-Queant
Line, Amiens, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Gassed, and shrapnel in the
head and back, 8th September, 1918. DemobiHzed, 1st April,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 22nd May, 1919. Retired
from the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1920.

Wilson, John — Private. Born 10th March, 1897. Entered
the service of the Bank, 29th June, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1915,
from Stationery Department, Head OflBce, Toronto. Gassed.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 6th May, 1919. Retired from the
service of the Bank, 31st May, 1919.

+ W1LS0N, John Wilson — Lieutenant. Born 12th December,
1896, at Enniskillen, Ireland. Father, WilHam Wilson, Farmer.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May, 1913. Enlisted, 1st
September, 1915, from Cranbrook branch, in 54th Canadian Batta-
hon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 6th Battahon, Royal
Irish Rifles. Promoted Lieutenant. Service: In France, 1916;
in Egypt, 1917. Wounded (France), 1916.

Killed in Action in Egypt, 27th December, 1917.

Wilson, Rot Wellington — Private. Born 16th April, 1899,
at Caledon East, Ontario, Canada. Father, William R. Wilson,
Farmer (retired). Educated at Orangeville High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 28th July, 1915. Enhsted, 8th February,
1917, from Smith's Falls branch, in 73rd Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 7th May, 1917. Principal
actions: Hill 70, Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Bourlon
Wood, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Wounded in the right leg (slight),



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30th October, 1917; in the right thigh, leg, forearm and head, lllh
November, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 17th May,
1920.

WiNNALL, Eric Ivan— Captain. Born 15th January, 1891,
at London, England. Father, Harry Winnall, Insurance Agent.
Educated at St. Paul's, London, England. Entered the service of
the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. En-
listed, 4th June, 1915, from Bedford branch, in 42nd Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 9th Buffs
(East Kent Regiment), as Second Lieutenant; and subsequentlyto
33rd Punjabis Regiment. Promoted Captain. On active service
in France, attached to 2nd Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment.
Service in India from December, 1917. Gun shot wound in the
left arm, 4th April, 1917.

Winning, Harold Anderson— Private. Born 25th March,
1894, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, John A. Winning,
Insurance Agent (deceased). Educated at Toronto Pubhc School,
Harbord Collegiate Institute and Technical High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th January, 1914. Enlisted, 7th March,
1916, from Yonge & Queen, Toronto, branch, in 75th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Principal actions : Vimy Ridge,
Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917. Gassed, November, 1917.
DemobiUzed, 7th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
2nd September, 1919.

Winning, James Paton— Sergeant, M.S.M. Born 16th

February, 1893, at Kilmarnock, Scotland. Father, Martin

Winning, Engineer. Educated at Kilmarnock Academy. Entered

the service of the Bank, 2nd November, 1911. EnUsted, 7th

November, 1914, from Bengough branch, in 20th Border Horse, with

the rank of Private. Transferred to 32nd Canadian Battalion,

30th November, 1914; 10th Canadian Battalion, 26th April, 1915;

No. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance, 17th December, 1915; attached

1st Canadian Divisional Headquarters, July, 1917. Promoted

Sergeant, 19th March, 1917. Principal actions: Festubert, 1915;

Sanctuary Wood, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge (with Field

Ambulance); Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; ^'Llandovery Castle"

operations, Drocourt-Queant Line, Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded

The Meritorious Service Medal

(New Year's Honours, 1st January, 1919)

For

Devotion to duty during three and a half years' active service.



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Shrapnel wounds in the left foot and right cheek, 22nd May, 1915.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 13th May, 1919.

Note: The Canadian offensive at Amiens in 1918 was some-
times referred to as the "Llandovery Castle" operations, and was
considered a retaliation for the torpedoing, with great loss of life
to Nursing Sisters and other non-combatants, of the Canadian
Hospital Ship "Llandovery Castle" in 1918. 31.

"J-WiTTET, Archibald Charles — Private. Born 10th Novem-
ber, 1888, at Bridge of Earn, Scotland. Father, William Wittet,
Joiner. Educated at Dunbarney Public School, Bridge of Earn,
and Sharp's Institution, Perth. Entered the service of the Bank,
13th December, 1909. Enlisted, September, 1915, from Leth-
bridge branch, in 13th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to Royal Canadian Dragoons, July, 1916; 8th
Canadian Battalion, October, 1916. Principal actions: Somme,
1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917; Wounded (shrapnel), in the right shoulder,
28th November, 1916.

Killed in Action at Loos, 21st July, 1917.

Wood, Charles Mountain — Lieutenant. Born 6th April,
1891, at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. Father, Edward C. F.
Wood, Imperial Bank of Canada. Educated at Toronto Public
Schools and Harbord Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of
the Bank, 8th September, 1915. Enlisted, 12th February, 1916,
from Toronto branch, in Headquarters, Military District No. 2,
with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Overseas Draft,
15th September, 1916; 12th Reserve Battalion, 3rd January, 1917;
75th Canadian Battalion, 13th April, 1917; 11th Canadian Light
Trench Mortar Battery, 2nd January, 1918; 75th Canadian Batta-
lion, 31st August, 1918. Principal actions: La Coulotte, June, 1917;
Lens, August, 1917; Passchendaele, October-November, 1917;
Oppy, March, 1918; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons,
1918.

W^ooD, Miss Emily — V.A.D. Father, Charles Wood, Clerk.
Entered the service of the Bank, 20th May, 1913. Enlisted,
14th May, 1918, from Vancouver branch, as a V.A.D. Service:
Nursing service in England at 5th London General Hospital for
about one year. Returned to duty with the Bank, 19th May, 1919.

Wood, James — Corporal. Born 9th November, 1889, at
Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, David Wood, Postman. Entered
the service of the Bank, 20th January, 1913. Enlisted, 24th



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September, 1914, from Fort Frances branch, in 6th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted Corporal.
Demobilized, 4th July, 1919.

WooDARD, Russell Melville — Private. Born 2nd Septem-
ber, 1898, at Stayner, Ontario, Canada. Father, James J. Woodard.
Farmer. Educated at Neepawa (Manitoba) and Tugaske
(Saskatchewan) High Schools. Entered the service of the Bank.
19th July, 1916. Enlisted, 10th July, 1918, from Tugaske branch,
in Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), with the rank of
Private. Trained in Canada (medically unfit for active service.)
Demobihzed, 7th July, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
13th September, 1919.

Woodcock, Donald — Captain. Born 21st May, 1893.
Father, WiUiam James Woodcock, Insurance Agent. Entered the
service of the Bank, 30th August, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1914,
from Wetaskiwin branch, in 101st Edmonton Fusiliers, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 9th Canadian Battahon; 2/lst
Battahon, Cumberland Volunteeer Regiment; 1st Battalion,
Westmoreland Volunteer Regiment. Promoted Second I.ieutenant,
Lieutenant and Captain. Wounded.

Woods, Alexander Ritchie— Private. Born 17th February,
1891, at Bristol, England. Father Samuel Ritchie Woods.
Educated at Merchant Venturers' Technical College. Entered
the service of the Bank, 16th November, 1912. Enlisted, 28th
December, 1915, from Calgary branch, in 5th University Company,
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with the rank of
Private. Service: Training in England, where he contracted rheu-
matic fever in camp. West Sandhng, Kent; in hospital eight months.
Demobihzed, April, 1917, on account of being physically unfit for
active service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th April,

1917. Retired from the service of the Bank, 12th September, 1919.
Woods, Hill McMurrat— Lieutenant. Born 20th Novem-
ber, 1895, at CuUybrackey, County Antrim, Ireland. Father,
James Hill Woods, Land Agent (deceased). Educated at
Drogheda Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd
February, 1913. Enlisted, 12th April, 1915, from Retlaw branch,
in 31st (Alberta) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Promoted
Lieutenant, 27th April, 1918. Principal actions: Third Battle of
Ypres, Somme, 1916; Amiens, 1918. Gun shot wound in the back,
26th September, 1916; bullet wound in the right knee, 9th August,

1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th February, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 25th September, 1920.



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Woods, Thomas Philbrow — Private. Born 16th April,
1865, at Hendon, Middlesex, England. Father, John Thomas
Woods, Master Plumber. Educated at St. Augustine's, London,
England. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th April, 1912.
Enlisted, 7th March, 1916, in the 3rd Canadian Division, with the
rank of Private, and later transferred to Supply Section. Principal
actions: Somme, 1916; Arras, Vimy, Ypres, Passchendaele, 1917.
Gassed, 29th October, 1917, Demobilized, 1st August, 1918, on
account of being medically unfit for further military service.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th September, 1918.

Note: Private Woods served twenty-six years in the Royal
Navy.

+W00DWARD, Insel — Private. Born 10th June, 1893, at Birk-
enhead, Cheshire, England. Father, Thomas Woodward, Foreman
Turner. Educated at Annan Academy, and Skerry's College,
Glasgow. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th February, 1912.
Enlisted, April, 1916, from Vegreville branch, in 196th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Mounted Rifles. Principal actions: Neuville St. Vaast, Vimy
Ridge, Lens-Arras sector, 1917; Amiens, 1918.

Killed in Action, 10th August, 1918.

A friend wrote of him:

"A man of sterhng character and outstanding ability, with
a marked uplifting influence on all with whom he came into contact."

Woodward, Kenneth Burnett — Sergeant. Born 12th June,
1897, at Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Father, H. W.
Woodward, Carpenter. Educated at Nanaimo Schools. Entered
the service of the Bank, 11th January, 1916. Enlisted, 6th May,
1918, from Nanaimo branch, in 2nd Depot Battalion, Victoria,
B.C., with the rank of Private. Transferred to 5th Canadian
Garrison Regiment, Quebec, 6th June, 1918. Promoted Sergeant,
August, 1918. Served on guard duty at Quebec. Demobilized,
17th February, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Bookkeeper, with
Sparks Company, Nanaimo.

WooLLEY, Duncan Boyd — Lieutenant. Born 2nd March,
1892. Father, Frank WooUey (deceased). Entered the service
of the Bank, 29th May, 1912. Left Earlscourt, Toronto, branch,
to return to England to take up military duty, 10th October, 1914.
Enlisted in 2nd Battalion, Royal Marines, with the rank of Second
Lieutenant. Promoted Lieutenant. Service: GallipoU, 1915. 97.



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WooLLEY, Sydney Vaughan — Private. Born 2nd December,
1895, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Father, William Woolley,
Confectioner. Educated at Aberdeen School, Montreal, and Lower
Canada College, Montreal. Entered the service of the Bank, 17th
January, 1911. Enlisted, 8th August, 1914, from Montreal branch,
in 14th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 2nd Canadian Divisional Headquarters, 19th May, 1917.
Principal actions: Ypres, Festubert, 1915; Ypres, Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, 1917. Demobilized, 1st April, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 15th April, 1919.

Wray, Edward John— Private. Born 28th June, 1891, in
County Londonderry, Ireland. Father, David Wray, Farmer
(deceased). Educated at Foyle College, Londonderry, Ireland.
Entered the service of the Bank, 4th April, 1912. Enlisted, 2nd
January, 1915, from Edmonton branch, in 3rd Canadian Mounted
Rifles, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Mounted Rifles, 3rd January, 1916. Principal actions and service:
Third Battle of Ypres, June, 1916. Taken prisoner of war, 16th
June, 1916. Repatriated, 29th November, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 14th October, 1919.

Wray, William Long— Lieutenant. Born 3rd March, 1893,
at Londonderry, Ireland. Father, David Wray, Farmer (deceased).
Educated at Foyle College, Londonderry. Entered the service of
the Bank, 4th October, 1911. Enlisted, July, 1915, from Prince
Albert branch, in 65th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieu-
tenant. Transferred to 72nd Canadian Battalion, July, 1916.
Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, 1917. Gun
shot wound (slight), November, 1916; gun shot wound (severe),
February, 1917. Demobilized, February, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 21st March, 1919.
(Brother of E. J. Wray.)

Wright, Daniel E.— Private. Born 4th September, 1897, at
Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Father, Louis K. Wright, Timberman
(deceased). Educated at Lincoln High School, Portland, Oregon.
Entered the service of the Bank, 26th December, 1916. Enhsted,
21st May, 1917, from Portland branch, in United States Marines,
at Mare Island, California, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks Navy Yard, Puget
Sound, Washington, 20th October, 1917. Served twenty-one
months on guard duty in U.S.A. Demobilized, 24th February 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd March, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 15th June, 1919.



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Wright, Herbert — Lieutenant. Born 17th July, 1889, at
Magherafelt, Ireland. Father, Rev. John Wright, Methodist
Minister. Educated by private tuition. Entered the service of
the Bank, 15th August, 1906. Enlisted, 24th August, 1914, from
Fort Frances branch, where he was Accountant, in 6th Battalion
(Fort Garry Horse), with the rank of Private. Transferred to
Lord Strathcona's Horse (R.C.), April, 1915; 1st Canadian
Mounted Rifles, April, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, June,
1915; Sergeant, January, 1916; Lieutenant, April, 1917. Service
and principal actions: Trench warfare during 1915. Instructional
work in England; Amiens, Arras, and the general advance
in September, 1918. Wounded (slight), September, 1915;
(severe) September, 1918. Demobilized, 10th April, 1919. Re-
turned to duty with the Bank, 24th April, 1919.

Wyatt, Frank Morison — Captain. Born 9th September,
1889, at Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Father, Joseph Wyatt,
Merchant. Educated at Bradford Grammar School, Bradford,
Yorkshire, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th March,
1907. Enlisted, 15th February, 1916, from Sherbrooke branch, in
117th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to 40th Reserve Battalion, 4th April, 1916; 4th Canadian
Field Ambulance, 6th May, 1916; 8th (Army) Brigade, Canadian
Field Artillery, 26th July, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 15th
February, 1916; Captain, 12th May, 1916. Service as paymaster,
and in various administrative capacities with units as above, in
France. Demobilized, 7th April, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 15th April, 1919.

Note: Captain Wyatt was appointed historian of the 4th
Canadian Field Ambulance in July, 1917, and wrote the history
of that unit from its inception to the termination of hostilities.

Wylde, Harry Gilbert — Private. Born 11th July, 1897, at
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Arnold Scott Wylde,
Insurance Agent. Educated at Collegiate School, Windsor, N.S.
and HaUfax County Academy. Entered the service of the Bank,
15th December, 1914. EnHsted, 2nd August, 1915, from Halifax
branch, in 40th Canadian BattaHon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 11th Canadian Machine Gun Company, February,
1916; 8th Canadian Machine Gun Company, April 1916; 4th
Canadian Mounted Rifles, May, 1916. Taken prisoner of war at
the Third Battle of Ypres, 2nd June, 1916. Demobilized, 9th
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th June, 1919.
Retired from the service of the Bank, 5th July, 1920, to accept
a position with The F. B. McCurdy Company. 139, 243.



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Wtlie, John Howard — Sapper. Born 29th November, 1897,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, J. T. Wylie, Farmer.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th April, 1915. Enlisted, 28th
March, 1916, from Stony Plain branch, in 218th Canadian Bat-
talion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian
Railway Troops, 12th March, 1917. DemobiHzed, 1st March,
1919.

Wynne, Wilfrid Darley — Lieutenant, M. C. Born 16th
January, 1896, at Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. Father,
J. Darley Wynne, M.B. Educated at St. Cuthbert's College,
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Entered the service of
the Bank, 9th May, 1913. Left Mount Royal, Calgary, branch,
25th March, 1915, and enlisted in 3rd Reserve Battalion, The
Royal Irish Regiment, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Pro-
moted Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917. Principal actions: The Somme,
1916; Wytschaete, Messines Ridge, June, 1917.
Awarded
The Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
He opened a brisk bombardment on the enemy's front
line and wire, thereby dispersing an enemy raiding
party. He set a splendid example throughout."

{London Gazette.)
Wounded (severe), July, 1917. Demobilized, 11th March, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st October, 1919.

Wynne-Roberts, Miss Buddug Annie — V.A.D. Born at
Carnarvon, Wales. Father, R. O. Wynne-Roberts, Consulting
Engineer. Educated at Vredenburg High School, Capetown,
Ashford High School, England, Putney County School, London,
and Battersea Poly technical College (Domestic Science section).
Entered the service of the Bank, 6th March, 1916. Enlisted. 13th
September, 1916, from Toronto branch, in St. John's Ambulance
Brigade, as a V.A.D. Served as a V.A.D. Nurse at Birmingham,
England, Rouen, Havre and Calais, France. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 26th November, 1919. Retired from the service
of the Bank, 19th June, 1920. 160, 184, 225.

Yeats, Finlay Watson — Sergeant. Born 13th December,
1888, at Elgin, Scotland. Father, Alexander Yeats, Contractor.
Educated at Elgin Academy and Aberdeen University. Entered
the service of the Bank, 27th September, 1912. Enlisted, June,
1917, from Stony Plain branch, in Canadian Army Medical Corps,



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with the rank of Private. Transferred to 260th Canadian Bat-
talion, August, 1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, August, 1917;
Corporal, November, 1918; Sergeant, December, 1918. Served
in Siberia. Demobilized, 23rd May, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 19th June, 1919.

+Yeo, Everard Lisle — Second Lieutenant. Born 8th August,

1892, at London, England. Father, Henry Yeo, Solicitor's
Articled Clerk. Educated in the City of London. Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st June, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1914, from
London, England, branch, in 15th County of London Regiment
(Civil Service Rifles), with the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th
Devonshire Regiment (attached Machine Gun Corps), as Second
Lieutenant, 29th December, 1915. Principal actions: Loos, Fes-
tubert, 1915; Somme, 1916. Wounded, 6th October, 1916.

Died of Wounds, 7th October, 1916. 22.

Young, Clarence Elliot — Sergeant. Born 11th September,

1893, at Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. C. Young,
Manager, Union Bank of Canada, Brampton, Ontario. Educated
at High School, Brampton. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th
January, 1911. Enlisted, 24th February, 1915, from Tillsonburg
branch, in 34th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 8th April, 1916.
Promoted Lance-Corporal, 1st March, 1915; Corporal, 10th June,
1916; Sergeant, 21st January, 1918. Principal actions: Sanctuary
Wood, June, 1916; Somme, September-October, 1916. In
Hospital (trench fever) 29th March, 1917, to 19th June, 1917.
Demobilized, 14th February, 1919. Subsequent occupation : With
the Charter Publishing Company, Brampton, Ont.

Young, Earl Charles — Gunner. Born 29th September,
1898. Father, C. C. Young, Grocer. Entered the service of the
Bank, 2nd October, 1916. Enlisted, May, 1918, from St. Catherine
& City Hall, Montreal, branch, in 72nd (Queen's) Battery, Canadian
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.

Young, William — Private. Born 20th September, 1894, at
Harris, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Father, James Young, School
Teacher. Educated at Kyleshill Public School, Saltcoats, Ayr-
shire, Scotland. Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd February,
1914. Enlisted, 4th March, 1916, from Milk River branch, in
Canadian Expeditionary Forces, with the rank of Private. Sub-
sequently transferred to Machine Gun Squadron, Canadian Cavalry
Brigade. Principal actions: Amiens, April, 1918, and August, 1918.



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Demobilized, 9th April, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
22nd April, 1919.

Young, William Russell — Lieutenant. Born 25th Novem-
ber, 1895, at Fletcher, Ontario, Canada. Father, S. N. Young,
Physician. Educated at Ridgetown Public School and Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 25th January, 1915.
Enlisted, September, 1917, from Swift Current branch, in Royal
Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal
Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 13th
June, 1918; Lieutenant, 15th June, 1919. Service: Employed as
an Instructor in the Royal Air Force. Demobilized, 12th July,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd September, 1919.



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Bennett, Ernest — Sergeant. Born 5th November, 1881, at
Bradford, England. Father (deceased). Educated at Bradford,
England. Entered the service of the Company, 10th March,
1911. Enlisted, January, 1916, in 134th Canadian Battalion, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 7th Canadian Railway