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June, 1919.

Anderson, Oscar Melvin — Private. Born 20th September,
1897, at Stanley, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Father, Andrew F. Anderson,
Foreman of Lumber Planing Mill. Educated at Spring Valley,
Wisconsin, and Fernie, B.C., Public and High Schools. Entered
the service of the Bank, 11th August, 1915. Enlisted, September,
1918, from Radville branch, in United States Aeronauts, with the
rank of Private. Subsequent occupation: Bookkeeping in a
Departmental Store, 16th November, 1918.

^Anderson, Robert — Private. Born 12th August, 1886, at
Rigg, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Father James Anderson, Farmer.
Educated at Nithside Academy, Dumfries. Entered the service of
the Bank, 20th November, 1907. Enlisted, 1st November, 1914,
from Nelson branch, where he was Accountant, in 30th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 16th Battalion
(Canadian Scottish). Principal action: Festubert, 1915.

Killed in Action, 20th May, 1915.

Note: Mr. Anderson was wounded on 20th May, 1915, and
while on his way to a dressing-station received a second wound
which caused his death.



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Anderson, Wallace Graham — Sapper. Born 19 th February,
1899, at Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Father, P. W.
Anderson, Contractor. Entered the service of the Bank, 8th
February, 1916. Enlisted, 5th February, 1917, from Prince Rupert
branch, in Engineers' Training Depot, with the rank of Sapper.
Demobilized, 2nd April, 1919.

Andrews, James — Private. Born 5th December, 1898, at
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, deceased. Educated at
Jesse Ketchum School. Entered the service of the Bank, 26th
June, 1912. EnHsted, 8th March, 1916, from Head Office, Toronto,
in 81st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 18th Canadian BattaHon, June, 1916. Principal action: Cour-
celette, September, 1916. Wounded in the back, 2nd October, 1916.
DemobiHzed, 23rd December, 1918. Subsequent occupation:
Attending Shaw's Business College, March, 1919.

Andrews, Stu.\rt Hadden — Corporal. Born 12th Novem-
ber, 1893, at Londonderry, Ireland. Father, James Andrews,
Commission Merchant. Educated at Foyle College, Londonderry.
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st November, 1911. Enlisted,
21st September, 1916, from Vancouver branch, in 68th Battery,
Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 3rd Reserve Battery, January, 1917; 24th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, May, 1917; Promoted Bombardier, October, 1917;
Corporal, August, 1918. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70,
Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes,
Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 12th April, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 20th May, 1919.

Annett, John Louis Gordon — Sergeant, M.M. Born 10th
April, 1895. Father, Bryan Annett, Contractor. Entered the
service of the Bank, 2nd March, 1914. Enlisted, March, 1915,
from Campbellton branch, in Canadian Mounted Rifles, with the
rank of Private. Subsequently promoted Sergeant. Service:
With the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles in France. Wounded
and taken prisoner of war, 27th November, 1916.

Awarded
The Military Medal

for
Bravery in the Field

Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th April, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 15th August, 1919.



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Annis, Hanford Conant — Flight Cadet. Born 16th June,
1892, at Scarboro, Ontario, Canada. Father, L. E. Annis
(retired). Educated at Riverdale Collegiate Institute, Toronto.
Entered the service of the Bank, 10th December, 1915. Enlisted,
4th September, 1917, from Danforth & Broadview, Toronto,
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Service: Trained in Canada. Demobilized, 21st November, 1917,
on account of being physically unfit for further military service.
Subsequent occupation: Entered the employment of Sterling Trust
Corporation, 10th March, 1918.

Ansell, Frederick Henry — Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born 12th
May, 1896, at Vidalia, Georgia, U.S.A. Father, Willard E.
Ansell, Agent. Educated at Ayer's Cliff Model School and
Academy, and Gleason's Business College. Entered the service of
the Bank, 7th September, 1915. Enlisted, 6th April, 1918, from
Waterville branch, in United States Navy (1st Naval District,
Boston, Massachusetts), with the rank of Seaman. Transferred
to 2nd Naval District. Service: Engaged in submarine chasing
duties. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

Apperson, James McKee — Lieutenant, M.C. Born 29th
August, 1893, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, George Apperson,
Engineer. Educated at Connell's Civil Service College, Belfast.
Entered the service of the Bank, 15th September, 1913. Enhsted,
11th November, 1914, from Radisson branch, in 32nd Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 8th Canadian
Battalion, April, 1915. Promoted Lance-Corporal, September,
1916; Corporal, January, 1917; Lieutenant, March, 1918. Prin-
cipal Actions: Festubert, Givenchy, 1915; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70,
1917; Arras, Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded
The Military Cross
"During the attack east of the Canal du Nord, on
27th, 28th and 29th September, 1918, he led his
platoon with great skill and gallantry. On the night
of the 27th he made a daring reconnaissance and
brought back information of the utmost value. Later,
when the assaulting battaUon was suffering severely
from machine-gun fire, he led his platoon forward to
their support, setting a very fine example to all ranks."
{London Gazette, 4th October, 1919.)
Wounded (gun shot) in the back (severe), 12th May, 1916; gun
shot wound in the right arm (shght), 28th September, 1918.



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Returned to duty with the Bank, 21st July, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 2nd September, 1919. Subsequent occu-
pation: Accepted a position on the Soldier Settlement Board.

•i-AppLEBY, Reginald Mortimer — Lance-Corporal. Born 26th
September, 1893, at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Father,
Mortimer James Appleby, Civil Servant. Educated at Collegiate
School, Victoria, B.C., and Portland, Oregon, High School. En-
tered the service of the Bank, 29th March, 1909. Enlisted, 18th
August, 1916, from Superintendent's Department, Vancouver, in
143rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 47th Canadian Battalion, March, 1917. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, 1st July, 1917. Principal actions: Hill 70, Lens, 1917.

Killed in Action, at Lens, 22nd August, 1917.

Note : Mr. Appleby had been recommended for a commission
just prior to his death in action.

One of his officers wrote of him:

"A splendid soldier, respected and admired by all who knew
him — a favourite among officers and men."

Archibald, James Meikle^ — Gunner. Born 20th September,
1891, at Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Cyrus W. Archi-
bald, Civil Engineer. Educated at Colchester Academy. Entered
the service of the Bank, 15th March, 1909. EnHsted, 12th October,
1917, from Vulcan branch, in 10th (Halifax) Battery, Canadian
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 1st Canadian
Siege Battery, June, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens, Arras,
Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 9th May, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 1st August, 1919.

^Archibald, Walter Roy — Second Lieutenant. Born 29th
August, 1891, at Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, J. P.
Archibald, Commercial Traveller. Educated at Truro Model
School and Truro Academy. Entered the service of the Bank,
19th February, 1909. EnHsted, March, 1917, from Inspector's
Department, Vancouver, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of
Flight Cadet. Transferred to Royal Air Force on reorganization
of Air Forces; 80th Squadron, Royal Air Force, May, 1918.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, July, 1917. Service: Instructor at
aviation camps near Toronto; with 80th (Scout) Squadron, France,
1918.

Mr. Archibald failed to return from an offensive patrol on 27th
June, 1918, and was subsequently reported Killed in Action on
that date.



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+Arden, Reginald Douglas — Second Lieutenant. Born 22nd
September, 1886, at South Norwood, London, S.W., England.
Father, Reginald Arden, Banker, The Bank of England, London
(deceased). Educated at Selhurst Park College, and Exeter
School, Devon. Entered the service of the Bank, 18th October,
1909. Enlisted, September, 1914, from New York agency, in
18th Sendee Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 1st BattaUon, The London Regiment, Royal
Fusiliers, 5th August, 1916. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 12th May,
1915; Second Lieutenant, 5th August, 1916. Principal action:
Somme, 1916.

Killed in Action in an attack north-east of Lesboeufs, on the
Somme, 7th October, 1916.

Aegue, Christopher Robert — Gunner. Born 21st August,
1896, at Carp, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Argue, Assistant
Director of Colonization, Ontario Government. Educated at
Harbord Collegiate Institute, Toronto. Entered the service of the
Bank, 13th October, 1913. Enlisted, 14th February, 1918, from
Bloor & Yonge, Toronto, branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian Field
Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Canadian
Reserve Artillery, England, 28th June, 1918; 1st Canadian
Divisional Ammunition Column, France. 14th October, 1918.
Principal actions: Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobihzed, 9th
May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd June, 1919.

Arlidge, Melvern Robertson — Sergeant. Born 28th
December, 1894, at Meaford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Walter
F. C. ArHdge, Valuator and Estate Agent. Educated at Meaford
Public School and Meaford Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 6th February, 1911. Enlisted, 24th May,
1916, from Rivers branch, in 190th Battalion (Winnipeg Rifles), with
the rank of Private. Transferred to No. 1 Company, 27th
(City of Winnipeg) Battalion, 9th June, 1917; 11th Reserve
BattaUon, 17th October, 1917; Canadian Record Office, 10th May,
1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 20th July, 1916; Corporal, 4th
October, 1916; Sergeant, 20th November, 1916; Ser\-ice: Engaged
in Canada and England in Instructional work, and employed in
Canadian Record Office (on account of being medically unfit for
active ser\-ice.) Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1920.

Armit, Allan Gordon — Lieutenant. Born 4th January,
1893, at St. Andrews, Scotland. Father, George Armit, Baker.
Educated at Madras College, St. Andrews. Entered the service
of the Bank, 9th December, 1912. Enlisted, 16th November, 1914,



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from Vermilion branch, in 31st Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Transferred to Gordon Highlanders, 19th December,
1916; King's African Rifles, April, 1917. Promoted Second Lieu-
tenant, 19th December, 1916; Lieutenant, 18th June, 1917.
Principal actions: St. Eloi, April, 1916; Ypres, June, 1916; East
Africa, minor actions with German forces. DemobiHzed, 14th
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 26th June,
1919. 310.

Armitage, Frederick Maynard — Bombardier. Born 27th
December, 1896, at Ontario, California, U.S.A. Father, Frederick
William Armitage, Broker. Educated at Prince Albert High
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th August, 1915.
Enlisted, 11th February, 1916, from North Battleford branch, in
44th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
24th March, 1917. Promoted Bombardier, 12th August,
1916. Principal actions: Ypres Front, Somme, 1916; Vimy
Ridge, Lens, 1917. Wounded in the left ankle (shrapnel), 24th
March, 1917. Demobilized, 24th March, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 4th April, 1919.

Armitage, Milo Emerson — Gunner. Born 1st February,
1898, at Ontario, California, U.S.A. Father, Frederick William
Armitage, Broker (retired). Educated at Prince Albert Collegiate
Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th August, 1915.
Enhsted, 11th February, 1916, from Kindersley branch, in 44th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, April, 1917.
Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Hill 70,
Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, March, 1918; Gassed, 27th INIarch,
1918. Demobilized, 14th February, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 17th February, 1919. Retired from the service of
the Bank, 25th February, 1920, to live in California.

(Brother of F. M. Armitage.)

Armitage, Percy William — Gunner. Born 25th July, 1892,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Elias Armitage, Merchant.
Educated at Deseronto High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st November, 1909. Enlisted, 7th January, 1916, from
Commercial Drive, Vancouver branch, in 52nd Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 50th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, March, 1917. Principal actions:
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 21st August, 1919.



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+ARMSTKONG, GwiN Henky — Lieutenant. Born 5th March,
1896, at Wellington, India. Father, William James Armstrong,
Captain, Regular Army. Educated at St. Cuthbert's College,
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Entered the service of the
Bank, 13th October, 1913. Left Peace River branch, 22nd October,
1914, and enlisted in 10th Battalion, Lincoln Regiment, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 10th Battalion, Norfolk Regi-
ment, 15th June, 1916; Machine Gun Corps, February, 1916;
4th Battalion, Nigerian Regiment, May, 1916. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, November, 1914; Second Lieutenant, 15th June, 1915;
Lieutenant, May, 1916. Service: Engaged in combating native
risings and rebellions in West Africa, 1918.

Died on Active Service, in Nigeria, 28th October, 1918, from
influenza.

Armstrong, Paul King — Lieutenant. Born 29th May, 1896,
at Waterford, Ontario, Canada. Father, Harry A. K. Armstrong
(deceased). The Canadian Bank of Commerce. Educated at
Harbord Collegiate Institute, Toronto. Entered the service of
the Bank, 10th September, 1913. Enhsted, 2nd February, 1916,
from Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto, branch, in Canadian Army
Service Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Royal
Flying Corps, 13th June, 1917. Promoted Second Lieutenant,
13th June, 1917; Lieutenant, June 1918. Demobilized, December,
1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 10th February, 1919.
Resigned from the service of the Bank, 8th March, 1919, to take
up Government work.

Arnold, Horace — Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant.
Born 14th August, 1889, at London, England. Father, John S.
Arnold (retired). Educated at Laleham, Margate, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 11th November, 1912. Enlisted,
9th July, 1915, from Winnipeg branch, in 78th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 100th Canadian Bat-
talion, January, 1916. Promoted Sergeant, September, 1915;
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, March, 1916. Service: En-
gaged in Quartermaster's duties. Precluded from active service
by ill health. Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd April, 1920.

Arnold, Richard Ernest — Lieutenant. Born 12th March,
1893, at Enniscorthy, Ireland. Father, Rev. William Arnold,
Presbyterian Minister. Educated by private tuition. Entered
the service of the Bank, 25th September, 1911. Enlisted, August,
1914, from Victoria branch, in 5th Canadian Garrison Artillery,



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with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted
Rifles, May, 1915; Royal Field Artillery, December, 1916. Pro-
moted Lance-Corporal, November, 1914; Corporal, February, 1915;
Second Lieutenant, 4th December, 1916; Lieutenant, 4th June,
1918. Principal actions: Zillebeke, June, 1916; Arras, Messines,
Passchendaele, 1917; Final Offensive of 1918. Gassed, April,
1917; wounded (chest), 27th September, 1918.

AsELTiNE, Howard Steacy — FHght Cadet. Born 9th
August, 1892, at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. H. Asel-
tine. Contractor. Educated at Public School, and Kingston Col-
legiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th July, 1911.
Enlisted, 18th March, 1918, from St. Thomas branch, in Royal
Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet. Service: Engaged in
training in Canada. Demobilized, 18th December, 1918. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 6th January, 1919. Retired from the
service of the Bank, 17th April, 1920.

Ash, Selby Harrison Heale — Lieutenant. Born 28th May,
1895. Father, P. W. H. Ash, Traveller for Real Estate and
Insurance. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st October, 1915.
Enlisted, May, 1916, from San Francisco branch, in Royal Naval Air
Service, with the rank of Flight Sub-Lieutenant. Transferred to
Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant. Served
in the Royal Air Force in the North Sea and in Flanders. Injured
in a flight accident in England, 1917. Returned to duty with the
Bank (temporarily), 24th February, 1919. Retired from the
service of the Bank, 2nd June, 1919, on account of ill health.

AsHBY, Carroll Westwood — Yeoman, Second Class. Born
5th June, 1897, at Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. Father, Carroll
Westwood Ashby, Cashier, Southern Railway System (deceased).
Educated at George Washington School, Alexandria, and Kingston
Collegiate Institute, Kingston, Ontario. Entered the service of
the Bank, 21st October, 1914. Enhsted, 4th May, 1917, from
Ottawa branch, in United States Ship "Triton," with the rank of
Yeoman, Third Class. Promoted Yeoman, Second Class, 1st
April, 1918. Service: Detailed to U.S.S. "Triton," 5th May,
1917. Duty in Bureau of Navigation, Washington, D.C.

AsHCROFT, Neville Richard — Sergeant. Born 23rd June,
1894, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Rev. Richard Ash-
croft, Clerk in Holy Orders. Educated at St. Clement's College,
Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th May, 1912.



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Enlisted, 14th February, 1918, from Market, Toronto, branch, in
67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery, 25th September, 1918.
Promoted Corporal, 29th January, 1919; Sergeant, 18th March,
1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th July, 1919.

AsHFORTH, Leonard — Gunner. Born 14th February, 1897,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, William Ashforth
(deceased). Educated at Palmerston Avenue Public School,
Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1915.
Enlisted, 14th February, 1918, from Toronto branch, in 67th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to Canadian Reserve Artillery, 28th June, 1918.
Service: Trained in England at Canadian Artillery School of
Gunnery, England. Demobilized, 31st August, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 10th September, 1919.

Atcheson, John Edward — Gunner. Born 7th December,
1894, at Orton, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Atcheson, Farmer.
Educated at Mimosa Public School and Guelph Business College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd July, 1915. Enlisted, 6th
February, 1916, from Woodstock branch, in 55th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Driver. Service: Engaged in
action in France from 1st June, 1917, until Armistice. Demobilized,
29th May, 1919.

Atkins, Frederic Ivor — Flight Lieutenant. Born 20th
June, 1893, at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, Reginald Atkins,
Organist. Educated at Albert Road Academy, Glasgow. Entered
the service of the Bank, 4th May, 1911. Enhsted, 30th November,
1917, from Inspector's Department, Winnipeg, in Royal Naval Air
Service, with the rank of Probationary Flight Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to Royal Air Force, April, 1918. Service: Engaged in anti-
submarine patrol in the North Sea. Injured in an aeroplane
accident, 21st September, 1918. Demobilized, 11th July, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th August, 1919.

Atkins, George Carman — Lieutenant. Born 13th April,
1896, at Norwich, Ontario, Canada. Father, Rev. T. J. Atkins,
Minister. Educated at Uxbridge Collegiate Institute, and Col-
lingwood Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank,
5th August, 1913. Enlisted, 13th October, 1916, from Queen
East, Toronto, branch, in Royal Flying Corps Special Reserve,
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1918. Principal actions: Messines, 1917. Prisoner of war from
June, 1917, to Armistice. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd
June, 1919.

Note: Mr. Atkins, at the time of the Armistice, had just
been sentenced to six months' cells for attempting to escape for a
fifth time. He was confined in the following prison camps: Cour-
trai, Dulmen, Karlsruhe, Frieburg, Holzminden, Schweidnitz,
Josephstadt, Deutch Gaable (Austria).

Atkinson, William Claude Hamilton — Private. Born 6th
June, 1895, at Enniskillen, Ireland. Father, George A. Atkinson,
Solicitor and Coroner. Entered the service of the Bank, 9th May,
1913. Enlisted, 15th February, 1915, from Crossfield branch, in
Canadian Army Medical Corps, with the rank of Private. Demob-
ihzed, 26th February, 1919.

Austin, Noel Allingham — Driver. Born 27th December,
1895, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, Rev. Herbert George Austin,
Church of England Clergyman. Educated at Campbell College,
Belfast. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st April, 1913. Enlisted,
16th March, 1915, from Granby branch, in 23rd Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Driver. Transferred to 2nd
Canadian Trench Mortar Group, January, 1916; 1st Canadian
Divisional Ammunition Column, May, 1916; 23rd Battery, July,
1916. Principal actions: St. Eloi, Sanctuary Wood, Somme, 1916;
Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Mons,

1918. Gun shot wound in the left forearm, 1st November, 1917.
Demobilized, 29th May, 1919. Subsequent occupation: Entered
the employment of Miner Rubber Company, 9th June, 1919.

Ayre, George — Trooper. Born 10th July, 1886, at Glaston-
bury, Somerset, England. Father, W. Ayre, Farmer. Educated
at King's College, Taunton, Somerset. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st February, 1906. Enlisted, 26th February, 1917, from
London, England, branch, in Royal Horse Guards, with the rank
of Trooper. Transferred to 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Guards,
March, 1918. Principal actions: Sailly -la-Bourse, Vermelles,
Arras, Le Catelet, Cambrai, Wassigny, 1918. Demobilized, March,

1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st April, 1919. 266.

+BADLET, Sidney— Private. Born 9th October, 1886, at
London, England. Father, John Badley. Educated at The
Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, W. Entered the service of
the Bank, 9th May, 1910. Enlisted, 14th August, 1914, from



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Edmonton branch, in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry,
with the rank of Private. Served in all engagements with
P.P.C.L.I., until 8th May, 1915.

Killed in Action, at Hooge, near Ypres, 8th May, 1915.

Baglet, James Howard — Sergeant. Born 28th April, 1891,
at Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Father, Rev. James E.
Bagley, Minister. Educated at Felsted, England, also schools in
the United States, France and Switzerland. Entered the service
of the Bank, 23rd October, 1915. Enhsted, 8th March, 1918, from
Danforth & Broadview, Toronto, branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to "A"
Battery, Canadian Reserve Artillery, Witley, England, June, 1918,
to December, 1918; Headquarters Reserve Brigade, Canadian
Field Artillery, December, 1918, to March, 1919. Promoted
Sergeant, 1st February, 1919. Service: Trained for Signaller but
was prevented from going to France by an accident sustained
while training. Employed in clerical work in England. Demob-
ilized, June, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 15th Sep-
tember, 1919.

Bail, Joseph Raoul — Lieutenant. Born 30th October, 1892,
at Waterloo, Quebec, Canada. Father, Ulysses Bail, Merchant.
Educated at St. Charles Borromee Seminary, Sherbrooke, Quebec,
Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern
Townships Bank. Enhsted, 18th May, 1918, from Eastman
branch, in 2nd Quebec Regiment, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 10th Canadian Reserve Battahon, 15th July, 1918.
Promoted Lieutenant, 22nd November, 1918. Service: Engaged
in clerical work with 10th Canadian (Reserve) Battahon, Bramshott
Camp, Hants, England. Demobihzed, 1st February, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th February, 1919.

Bailet, Edson Albert — Battery Quartermaster -Sergeant.
Born 19th October, 1889, at Westport, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Father, Albert Richard Bailey, Fisherman. Educated at Westport
High School. Received course in Banking, Queen's University,
Kingston. Entered the service of the Bank, 14th November, 1911.