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Enlisted, 20th February, 1917, from Gilbert Plains branch, in 9th
Canadian Siege Battery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred
to 12th Canadian Siege Battery, in England, 1st January, 1918.
Promoted Battery Quartermaster-Sergeant, 1st June, 1918.
Principal actions: Amiens, Bourlon Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes,
Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 10th May, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 7th July, 1919.



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Bailey, John Kennedy — Sergeant. Born 27th November,
1894. Father, K. J. Bailey, Farmer. Entered the service of the
Bank, 23rd January, 1914. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Sault
Ste. Marie branch, in "D" Company, 2nd Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Subsequently promoted Sergeant.
Transferred to 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters,
France.

Baillargeon, Godfrey Guy — Lieutenant. Born 14th
December, 1893, at Quebec, Canada. Father, Jules Baillargeon,
Wholesale Wine Merchant. Educated at Quebec Seminary and
Commercial Academy. Entered the service of the Bank, 24th
February, 1913. Enlisted, 25th June, 1918, from Danville branch,
in 2nd Quebec Regiment, with the rank of Lieutenant. Trans-
ferred to 259th Battalion, Canadian Siberian Force, 17th September,
1918. Service: Engaged in training work in Canada. Demobil-
ized, 15th December, 1918. Subsequent occupation: Accepted
employment with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Ltd.,
as Cashier in the Quebec branch.

Baillie, Graham-Campbell Blair — Bombardier. Born 1 1th
September, 1887, at Millport, Scotland. Father, James Baillie
(retired). Entered the service of the Bank, 15th October, 1907.
Enlisted, 15th March, 1916, from Winnipeg branch, in 59th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred to 60th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. Promoted
Bombardier. Principal actions: Passchendaele, Armentieres, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Wounded, 7th October, 1918.
Demobilized, 27th March, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 31st March, 1919.

Bain, Grigor Edward — Lieutenant. Born 2nd June, 1893,
at Craigellachie, Banffshire, Scotland. Father, Grigor Edward
Bain, Distiller. Educated at Aberlour Higher Grade Public
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 29th November, 1911.
Enlisted, 19th November, 1914, from Youngstown branch, in 31st
(Alberta) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 6th
Canadian Machine Gun Company, 31st December, 1915; Canadian
Machine Gun Corps, 30th June, 1917; Canadian Machine Gun
Pool, England, 2nd February, 1918; 10th Canadian Garrison
Regiment, Canada, 9th September, 1918. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, June, 1915; Corporal, 18th November, 1915; Company
Quartermaster-Sergeant, 1st January, 1916; Company Sergeant-
Major, 1st March, 1916; Lieutenant, 19th November, 1916.
Principal actions: St. Eloi, Third Battle of Ypres, Somme, 1916;
Hill 70, 1917; Returned to duty with the Bank, 25th August, 1919.



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Baker, Arthur Charles Francis — Sergeant. Born 17th
May, 1894, at Blandford, Dorset, England. Father, A. H. Baker,
late Manager, Wilts and Dorset Bank, Cheltenham, England.
Educated at King's School, Bruton, Somerset. Entered the service
of the Bank, 11th October, 1912. Enlisted, August, 1914, from
Oak Bay Avenue Victoria, branch, in 88th Victoria Fusiliers, with
the rank of Private. Transferred to 30th Canadian Battalion, 1st
November, 1914; 7th Canadian Battalion, 1st May, 1915; Can-
adian Army Pay Corps, 15th August, 1916. Promoted Lance-
Corporal, September, 1915; Corporal, May, 1916; Sergeant, April,
1917. Principal actions: Festubert, May, 1915; Givenchy, June,
1915; Ypres (Mount Sorel), June, 1916. Invalided from France,
June, 1916 (shell shock). Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd
June, 1919.

Baker, Alfred Godfrey — Sergeant. Born 2nd February,
1892, at Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. Father, J. W. Baker,
retired Civil Servant. Educated at King's College, London-
Entered the service of the Bank, 10th July, 1912. Enlisted.
December, 1915, from Langham branch, in 188th Canadian Bat,
tahon, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 28th Canadian
Battalion, December, 1916; Canadian General Base Depot Head-
quarters Staff, May, 1917. Promoted Corporal, January, 1916;
Sergeant, February, 1917. Service: Employed on lines of com-
munication work. Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd May,
1919.

Baker, Miss Beatrice — V.A.D. Born at Osnabruck Centre,
Ontario, Canada. Father, Colonel Gordon Baker, Manager, Loan
Department, Confederation Life Association. Educated at Brank-
some Hall, Toronto; Regina Schools and Macdonald Hall, Guelph,
Ontario. Entered the service of the Bank, 22nd May, 1916.
Enlisted, 1st May, 1918, from Regina branch, in St. John's Ambu-
lance Brigade (Overseas), as a V.A.D. Service: Nursed in Imperial
Military Hospitals in England. Demobilized, 3rd October, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th July, 1920.

Baker, Charles Harvey — Private. Born 2nd January, 1892,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Herbert Baker, District
Manager, Massey-Harris Company, Limited. Educated at Colleg-
iate Institute, Winnipeg. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th
June, 1909. Enlisted, 21st July, 1915, from Lethbridge branch, in
3rd University Company, with the rank of Private. Transferred to
to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, November, 1915.



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Principal actions: Ypres, June, 1916; Passchend.aele, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, 1918. Wounded (shrapnel) in both knees,
June, 1916. Demobihzed, 24th April, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 5th May, 1919.

Bakee, Sydney Raymond — Gunner. Born 14th May, 1899,
at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Alfred Baker, Piano Maker.
Educated at Parkdale Collegiate Institute. Entered the service
of the Bank, 4th October, 1916. Enlisted, 14th May, 1918, from
Yonge and College, Toronto branch, in 67th Battery, Canadian
Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to Can-
adian Ammunition Column, Siberian Expeditionary Force. Ser-
vice: Trained in Canada. Demobilized, 22nd April, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd April, 1919. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 5th November, 1919.

Note: Mr. Baker embarked at Vancouver, B.C., in December,
1918, for service in Siberia. Owing to the transport proving un-
seaworthy the Expedition was cancelled, the troops remaining in
Canada.

+BALDEESTON, CHESTER Thomas — Secoud Lieutenant. Born
24th October, 1893, at Mount Albion, Prince Edward Island,
Canada. Father, Murdock Balderston, Farmer. Educated at
McDonald Consolidated School, Mount Herbert, P.E.I., and
Prince of Wales College. Entered the service of the Bank, 28th
December, 1911. Enlisted, August, 1914, from Pandora and Cook,
Victoria branch, in 1st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery with
the rank of Gunner. Subsequently promoted Second Lieutenant.
Transferred to Royal Field Artillery, February, 1916. Service:
Engaged in the fighting in the vicinity of Ypres, during 1915 and
1916, and up to June, 1917.

Died, 26th June, 1917, of wounds received 25th June, 1917.

Baldwin, Chambre Travers — Lieutenant. Born 7th Nov-
ember, 1893, at DubUn, Ireland. Father, C. C. Baldwin, Landed
Proprietor. Educated at Mountjoy School, DubUn. Entered the
service of the Bank, 22nd March, 1911. Enlisted, 23rd September,
1914, from Edmonton branch, in 9th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Royal Munster Fusiliers, with the
rank of Second Lieutenant, 5th February, 1915. Promoted
Lieutenant, 8th March, 1916. Service: Engaged in all actions in
Salonika (Struma Valley), from September, 1915, to August, 1917,
and in all actions in Palestine, from September, 1917, to March,
1918; France, March, 1918, to October, 1918. Wounded (gun



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shot), in the neck, in Palestine, 28th December, 1917; in the right
hand, in France, 4th October, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 5th July, 1919.

Bales, William Ernest — Sergeant. Born 26th April, 1892,
at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Father, William D. P. Bales, Civil
Servant. Educated at Glashn and Cowling's College. Entered
the service of the Bank, 6th October, 1910. Enhsted, 17th May,

1916, from Cobalt Branch, in 228th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Army Pay Corps, 24th
March, 1917; 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, 8th
September, 1917. On Command to 4th Divisional Area Com-
mandant, 10th October, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 20th March,
1917; Sergeant, 4th April, 1917. Service: Performed duties of
Pay Sergeant, Railway Constructor and served as Orderly Room
Clerk to 4th Divisional Area Commandant. Demobilized, 27th
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd April, 1919.

Ball, Alvin Chester — Sergeant. Born 24th April, 1891, at
London, Ontario, Canada. Father, Frank Ball, Mechanical
Engineer. Educated at London Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 1st May, 1911. EnHsted, 27th September,

1917, from St. Thomas branch, where he was Accountant, in Can-
adian Army Service Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 1st Canadian Divisional Motor Transport Company; Canadian
Engineers Motor Transport Company, June, 1918. Promoted
Corporal, September, 1918; Sergeant, February, 1919. Principal
actions: Amiens, Arras, Bourlon, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Gassed
(slight), August, 1918. Demobilized, 14th July, 1919. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 15th August, 1919.

Ball, Douglass — Second Lieutenant. Born 26th September,
1894, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Entered the service of the
Bank, 1st March, 1912, from Eastern Townships Bank. Enhsted,
December, 1917, from Stavely branch, in 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd
Central Ontario Regiment, with the rank of Private. Sub-
sequently promoted Second Lieutenant. Transferred to Royal
Air Force. Demobilized, 8th September, 1919.

Bankart, Arthur Hastings — Captain. Born 11th August,
1891, at Hastings, England. Father, Arthur Bankart (deceased).
Educated at King Edward's Grammar School, Chelmsford, Eng-
land. Entered the service of the Bank, 30th August, 1909. Enhsted
6th August, 1914, from Winnipeg branch, in Royal Canadian
Dragoons, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 9th Reserve
BattaHon, as Lieutenant; Non-Commissioned OflBcer's Training



We publish portraits of the eight lady members
of our staff who saw Active Service.




MISS B. BAKER



MISS I. M. BLEASDELL



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Cursing Siater

LADY MEMBERS OF THE STAFF ON ACTIVE SERVICE



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LADY MEMBERS OF THE STAFF ON ACTIVE SERVICE



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Depot, Toronto; lst/2nd Central Ontario Regiment, as Captain.
(Reverted to Lieutenant to proceed Overseas). Promoted Lieu-
tenant, 1st July, 1917; Captain, 18th July, 1918. Principal
actions: Festubert, Givenchy, Messines, 1915. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 8th September, 1919.

Bannister, Thomas — Gunner. Born 2nd January, 1896, at
Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. Father, Thomas Bannister, William
Davies Company Limited. Educated at Harriston, Ontario,
High and Public Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 20th
January, 1916. Enlisted, 30th March, 1918, from Herbert branch,
in 70th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Service: Trained in Canada (did not proceed Overseas on account
of ill health). Demobilized, 23rd, October, 1918. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 29th July, 1918.

Barlow, Gerald Bruce — Lieutenant. Born 14th January,
1895, at London, England. Father, John McDonald Barlow,
Major, British Armj\ Educated at Lahorne College, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 26th February, 1913. Enlisted,
March, 1916, from High River branch, in 196th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 10th Canadian Battalion,
July, 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, August, 1916; Corporal,
September, 1916; Lieutenant, April, 1917. Principal action:
Passchendaele, 1917. Evacuated, November, 1917, with broken
ankle. Demobihzed, 16th May, 1919. Returned to duty with
the Bank, 22nd May, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
21st August, 1920.

fBARNARD, Lewis Harold — Lieutenant. Born 31st October,
1892, at Melita, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Thomas Wilham
Barnard, Contractor. Educated at Melita, Winnipeg, and
Dauphin Public Schools, and Dauphin Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th December, 1912. Enlisted,
20th August, 1914, from Prince Albert branch, in 52nd Canadian
Militia Regiment, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 11th
Canadian Battalion, at Valcartier, October, 1914. (Served for a
time at the Canadian Pay and Record Office, London, England).
Transferred to 22nd Manchesters, and subsequently to 23rd
Manchesters; in command of 104/lst Trench Mortar Battery,
Spring of 1916; returned to 23rd Manchesters, August, 1916.
Promoted Second Lieutenant; Lieutenant, August, 1916. Prin-
cipal actions: Somme Front, 1916.

Killed in Action, 25th August, 1916, while taking over his
command in the 23rd Manchesters.



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Barnes, Cyril Holte — Lieutenant, M.C. Born llth Jan-
uary, 1891, at Muskoka Mills, Ontario, Canada. Father, T. G. L.
Barnes, Accountant. Educated at Harbord Collegiate Institute,
Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 5th September, 1911.
EnHsted, 24th November, 1914, from Toronto Branch, in 2nd
Canadian Divisional Cyclist Company, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 124th Battalion (Canadian Pioneers), May, 1917;
75th Canadian Battalion, June, 1917. Promoted Lieutenant,
February, 1917. Served as Trench Guide and Despatch Carrier.
Principal actions: Lens, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Drocourt-
Queant Switch, Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Cross

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty

in the attack on September 2, 1918, east of the

Drocourt-Queant line. He led his platoon forward

with the greatest dash over some 600 yards of open

ground under heavy machine-gun fire at close range

to a position from which he enfiladed the enemy with

his Lewis guns and enabled the remainder of his

company to rush the position on his right. With

only twelve men left he pushed forward again and

established a post from which he brought fire to bear

on the enemy on his left flank, and assisted the

battalion on the left to take this position. He showed

fine courage and leadership."

Wounded (gun shot), in the chest and abdomen, 30th September,

1918. Subsequent occupation: Accepted employment with the

Ford Motor Company, Limited, 19th November, 1919.

+BARNES, Frederick Francis — Private. Born 30th May,
1894, at Shirley, Southampton, England. Father, Frederick
Barnes (late) Officer in Union Steamship Company. Educated at
Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset. Entered the service of the
Bank, 25th November, 1913. Enlisted, 7th August, 1914, from
Youngstown branch, in 10th Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Principal actions: Neuve Chapelle, Second Battle of Ypres,
Festubert, 1915.

Killed in Action, at Festubert, 22nd May, 1915.

Barnes, Oscar Wade — Yeoman, U.S. Navy. Born 4th
September, 1891. Father, Harry W. Barnes, Hotel Proprietor.
Entered the service of the Bank, 18th April, 1911. Enlisted, May,
1918, from Moose Jaw branch.



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Barnttm, Clarence Whitney Mockridge— Lieutenant.
Born 13th September, 1892, at Dunnville, Ontario, Canada.
Father, J. Lyon Barnuni, late of The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Educated at Cayuga High School. Entered the service of the
Bank, 26th September, 1910. Enlisted, 4th January, 1916, from
Marcelin branch, in 106th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of
Private. Transferred to 114th Canadian Battalion, 26th June,
1916; 36th Reserve Battalion, 11th November, 1916; 4th Canadian
Battalion, France, 22nd April, 1917; Canadian Army Pay Corps,
7th January, 1919. Promoted Corporal, 22nd February, 1916;
Sergeant, 26th June, 1916. (Reverted to Private to proceed to
France, 22nd April, 1917). Promoted Lieutenant, 23rd November,
1918. Principal actions: Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens,
August, 1918. Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th August, 1919.

Barnttm, Harold Ghafton — Captain, M.C. Born 18th July,
1891, at Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Father, E. S. Barnum, City
Engineer's Department, Toronto. Educated at Cobourg Collegiate
Institute, and Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Toronto. Entered the
service of the Bank, 24th October, 1910. Enlisted, 7th January,
1915, from Toronto branch, in 35th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to Canadian Military School,
Shorncliffe, January, 1916; 2nd Canadian Battalion, France, March,
1916; 12th Reserve Battalion, England, July, 1916. Appointed
Brigade Orderly Officer, August, 1916; Aide-de-Camp, October,1916;
Staff Captain, April, 1917. Appointed Adjutant, and transferred
to Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot, August, 1917; 6th Reserve
Battalion, England, October, 1917; 2nd Canadian Battalion,
France, April, 1918; 6th Reserve Battalion, November, 1918.
Principal actions: Zillebeke, 1916; Amiens, Arras, Canal du Nord,
Cambrai, 1918.

Awarded The Military Cross

(New Year's Honours List, January, 1917)

for Services at Zillebeke

Mentioned in Despatches

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field

(June, 1916)

"Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War," for

valuable services rendered in connection with the War, March, 1917.

Wounded — ear drum perforated by concussion from shell-fire, and

slight shrapnel wounds, June, 1916; rifle bullet through the head,

entering close to the right ear and going out through the left centre

of the neck, Cambrai, 27th September, 1918. Returned to duty

with the Bank, 24th March, 1919.



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Bahhett, William Evekett — Private. Born 23rd February,

1896, at Wheatley River, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Father,
Archibald Barrett, Farmer. Educated at Wheatley River Public
School. Entered the service of the Bank, 6th April, 1915. Enlisted
31st July, 1918, from Howick branch, in 1st Depot BattaUon, Nova
Scotia Regiment, with the rank of Private. Service: Clerical
work in Charlotte town. Demobilized, 29th December, 1918.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 16th January, 1919.

Barry, Frederick Cecil — Captain. Born 14th May, 1894 »
at London, England. Father, Colonel J. F. Barry, Indian Army
(retired). Educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 6th December, 1911. Enlisted,
7th July, 1915, from London, England, branch, in Inns of Court,
O.T.C., with the rank of Private. Transferred to 2/4th Dorsets,
November, 1915; Indian Army, May, 1916. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 1st November, 1915; Lieutenant, 3rd May, 1917;
Captain, 28th February, 1919. Service and principal actions:
Indian Frontier — Mahsud, 1917; Mesopotamia, 1918; Salonika,
and Russia, 1918-19.

Barter, Oza Joseph Adelard — Sergeant. Born 8th March,
1899, at Bury, Quebec, Canada. Father, Foster J. Barter,
Estate Dealer. Educated at Bury Model School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th July, 1915. Enlisted, 18th February, 1917,
from Sherbrooke branch, in Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, with
the rank of Gunner. Promoted Bombardier and Sergeant.
Service: Engaged in recruiting work in Canada and United States.
(Physically unfit for Overseas service). DemobiUzed, 26th
September, 1917. Subsequent occupation: District Agent, Imperial
Life Assurance Company, 1st January, 1918.

Bartlett, William Taylor — Lieutenant. Born 31st March,

1897, at London, Ontario, Canada. Father, PhilUp Henry Bartlett,
Barrister. Educated at Princess Avenue School and London Col-
legiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd October,
1913. Enlisted, 13th December, 1915, from London, Ontario,
branch, in 70th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Transferred to 18th BattaUon, in France, 27th September, 1916.
Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Arleux and Fresnoy, 1917.
Wounded in the arm and head, 28th May, 1917, at Fresnoy.

Barton, Robert George — Second Lieutenant. Born 2nd
September, 1899. Father, B. Barton, Farmer. Entered the
service of the Bank, 8th February, 1918. Enlisted, April, 1918,
from Winnipeg, branch in Royal Air Force.



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Bartram, William Robert — Lieutenant. Born 14th Sep-
tember, 1892, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, WilHam Arthur
Bartram (retired). Educated at Bradfield College, Berkshire,
England. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th September, 1910.
Enlisted, 26th July, 1915, from Taber branch, in 50th Canadian
Battahon, with the rank of Private. Promoted Lance-Corporal,
3rd March, 1916; Corporal, 24th August, 1916; Sergeant, 18th
November, 1916; Lieutenant, 27th April, 1917. Principal actions :
Somme, 1916, Vimy Ridge, Lens, 1917; Cambrai, Valenciennes,
1918. Wounded (gun shot) in the right femoral artery, left leg
and buttock, 21st August, 1917. Demobilized, June, 1919.
Returned to duty ^vith the Bank, 19th June, 1919.

Baston, John Punton — Regimental Sergeant-Major, M.S.M.
Born 17th October, 1893, at Edinburgh, Scotland. Father, J. J.
Baston, Engineer. Educated at George Heriot's School, Edin-
burgh. Entered the service of the Bank, 27th September, 1910.
EnUsted, August, 1914, from South Hill, Vancouver, branch, in
16th Battahon, The Canadian Scottish, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade, February, 1916;
Headquarters, 3rd Canadian Division, May, 1916; Headquarters,
Canadian Corps, October, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, 20th May,
1916; Warrant Officer, Class I, 24th February, 1918. Service and
principal actions: St. Julien, Festubert, Givenchy, 1915; in all
other Canadian engagements (except Hill 70), in an administrative
capacity.

Awarded

The Meritorious Service Medal

for

Services in France and Belgium

The Belgian Croix de Guerre

for

Devotion to Duty

At Passchendaele

Wounded in the scalp (slight), St. Julien, April, 1915; wounded

—shrapnel — right leg fractured, Vimy Ridge, 3rd May, 1917.

DemobiHzed, 3rd August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,

26th August, 1919. 122.

+Bateman, Frederick Lloyd — Gunner. Born 7th February,
1890, at Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Father, Richard Martin
Bateman, Physician. Educated at Pickering School, Pickering
Quaker College, Whitby Collegiate Institute, and Riverdale Col-
legiate Institute (Matriculation). Entered the service of the



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Bank, 29th July, 1907. Enlisted, 13th May, 1916, from Montreal
branch, in 6th McGill Siege Battery, with the rank of Gunner.
Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, 1917, and subsequent actions up
to the armistice. Gassed twice.

Died of influenza, at the Hospital of St. Jean, Brussels, 11th
December, 1918

Battisby, Alexander Milne — Sergeant. Born 3rd Dec-
ember, 1894, at Aberdeen, Scotland. Father, Alexander Milne
Battisby, Tailor and Clothier. Educated at Robert Gordon's
College, Aberdeen, and University of Aberdeen. Entered the
service of the Bank, 12th November, 1913. Enlisted, 21st Sep-
tember, 1916, from Langham branch, in 196th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 46th Canadian Battalion,
France, 18th April, 1917. Saskatchewan Regimental Depot, 7th
September, 1917; Canadian Headquarters, Bramshott, 15th
February, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 15th March, 1918; Sergeant,
1st June, 1919. Wounded (gun shot), in the head (compound
depressed fracture) and right thigh, 20th August, 1918. Returned
to duty with the Bank, 20th October, 1919.

Baxter, Alexander Daniel — Lieutenant. Born 24th July,
1894, at Addington Forks, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, Henry
P. Baxter, Farmer. Educated at Beaver Meadow School, and St.
Francis Xavier College, Antigonish. Entered the service of the
Bank, 22nd April, 1913. Enlisted, 27th May, 1916, from Bridge-
water branch, in 193rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 185th Canadian Battalion, 22nd February, 1917;
17th Reserve Battalion, 23rd February, 1918; 25th Canadian
Battalion, 9th April, 1918. Promoted Corporal, 7th July, 1916;
Sergeant, 21st September, 1916; Lieutenant, 12th October, 1916.
Principal actions: Amiens, Valenciennes, 1918. Wounded (gun
shot), in the back and right arm, 8th August, 1918; in the left
knee, 7th November, 1918. Demobilized, 27th May, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd July, 1919.

Beairsto, Reginald Willock — Private. Born 6th Decem-
ber, 1887. Father, Frank M. Beairsto, Rancher. Entered the
service of the Bank, 5th December, 1917. EnHsted, April, 1918,
from Edmonton branch.

Beamish, Patrick Royane — Staff Sergeant. Born 3rd Jan-