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a Pilot. DemobiHzed, 6th December, 1918. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 11th February, 1919.

Blackburn, Francis Atlmer — Lieutenant. Born 14th
March, 1896, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, Francis James
Blackburn, Importer and Manufacturer's Agent. Educated at
University Schools, Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank,
20th October, 1915. Enlisted, 27th May, 1918, from Toronto
branch, in 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, with
the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Tank
Battalion, September, 1918. Service: Engaged in training recruits.
Demobilized, 10th February, 1919. Subsequent occupation:
Employed with a Stock Broker.

+Blacklat, Francis Pettigrew — Private. Born 5th May,
1893, at Londonderry, Ireland. Father, James Blacklay, Manag-
ing-Director, William Thompson & Company Limited. Educated
at First Derry School and Foyle College, Londonderry. Entered
the service of the Bank, 1st November, 1911. EnHsted, April,
1915, from Dehsle branch, in 43rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
of Canada, with the rank of Private.

Killed by machine-gun fire, 26th October, 1915.

Blackler, Oliver — Lieutenant. Born 27th October, 1893,
at Chelsea, London, England. Father, Henry John Blackler,
Doctor. Educated at Reigate Grammar School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 6th September, 1913. Enlisted, 17th Nov-
ember, 1914, from Athabasca branch, in 31st Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 12th Canadian Mounted
Rifles, 21st April, 1915, and later to 296th Brigade, Royal Field
Artillery. Promoted Sergeant, February, 1916; Second Lieutenant,



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13th August, 1916; Lieutenant, 13th February, 1918. Principal
actions: Somme, Passchendaele, Cambrai, 1917; German Offen-
sive, March, 1918; British Offensive, 1918.

Mentioned in Despatches

for

Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field,

22nd June, 1918.

Demobilized, 27th August, 1919. Subsequent occupation:
Farming, 2nd November, 1919.

Blackwell, Philip William — Lieutenant. Born 15th April,
1897, at Kettering, England. Father, John Thomas Blackwell,
Architect. Educated at Bedford Grammar School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 2nd March, 1914. EnUsted, 7th August, 1914,
from London, England, branch, in lst/28th County of London
Regiment (Artist's Rifles), with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 4th Battahon, Northamptonshire Regiment. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 15th September, 1915; Lieutenant, 1st July, 1917.
Principal actions: First Battle of Ypres, 1914; Kut, Mesopotamia.
DemobiHzed, 22nd January, 1919. Subsequent occupation: With
a Ship Broking firm.

Blackwell, Thomas Geoffrey — Lieutenant. Born 2nd
August, 1899, at Kettering, England. Father, John Thomas
Blackwell, Architect. Educated at Bedford School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 23rd November, 1916. Enlisted, 8th August,
1917, from London, England, branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with
the rank of Flight Cadet. Transferred to lst/6th Essex Regiment,
and later to 17th Royal Sussex Regiment. Promoted Second Lieu-
tenant, 10th January, 1918; Lieutenant, 11th July, 1919. Served
with lst/6th Essex Regiment in Palestine and Egypt, April, 1918,
to April, 1919; Prisoners of War Staff, May, 1919; 17th Royal
Sussex Regiment, February, 1920.

(Brother of P. W. Blackwell.) 248.

^"Blackwood, Hartley — Private. Born 5th December, 1897,
at Martintown, Ontario, Canada. Father, George Blackwood,
Farmer. Educated at School Section No. 15, Cornwall, and Wil-
liamstown High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 7th
August, 1915. Enlisted, 25th September, 1915, from Cornwall
branch, in 73rd Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private.
Service and principal actions : Engaged in the Battle of the Somme
for about two mouths in the Fall of 1916, and other engagements
up to 25th February, 1917.

Killed in Action, near Vimy Ridge, 25th February, 1917.



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Blake, Ehic Pauncefort — Company Sergeant-Major. Born
21st March, 1889, at London, England. Father, Herbert Frederick
Blake, Taxing OflBcer, Royal Courts of Justice. Educated at
Highgate School. Entered the service of the Bank, 11th Novem-
ber, 1907. Enlisted, January, 1916, from London, England,
branch, in the Motor Machine Gun Service, with the rank of
Gunner. Transferred to Heavy Section Machine Gun Corps
(afterwards known as Tank Corps). Promoted Lance-Corporal,
July, 1917; Sergeant, November, 1917; later promoted Company
Sergeant-Major. Principal actions: Somme, 1916; Bullecourt,
1917; German Advance, March, 1918. Wounded (slight), at
Ypres, July, 1916; burns and shock. May, 1917; wounded (slight),
at Villers Bretonneux, August, 1918.

Note: Company Sergeant-Major Blake served as a Gunner
in the Tank Corps at Contalmaison and Courcelette in 1916. It
was in these actions that the tanks were first used on the Western
Front, when they supported the Canadian Corps.

When last heard from, Mr. Blake was still serving in the Tank
Corps, Regular Army, in England. 158.

Blandford, Francis Charles George — Private. Born 25th
September, 1890, at London, England. Father, S. Blandford
(retired). Educated at Clark's College, London, England.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enlisted,
19th August, 1915, from Toronto branch, in 2nd Canadian Div-
isional Cyclist Corps, with the rank of Private. Demobilized, 8th
December, 1915. Returned to duty with the Bank, 13th Decem-
ber, 1915.

Bleasdell, Miss Isabelle Marjorie — V.A.D. Born at
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. H. Bleasdell (deceased),
of W. H. Bleasdell & Company, Wholesale Fancy Goods. Educated
at St. Margaret's College, Toronto. Entered the service of the
Bank, 14th January, 1916. Enlisted, January, 1917, from Head
Office, Toronto, in British Red Cross Society, as V.A.D. Attached
to Lady Sargeant's V.A.D. Hospital, Walmer, Kent, England.
Engaged in Nursing and Massage work, in England, and later at
the Dominion Orthopaedic Hospital, Toronto.

Blois, Howard Edwin — Corporal. Born 21st June, 1893,
at Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father, T. A. Blois,
Farmer. Educated at Colchester Academy, Truro, Nova Scotia.
Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd September, 1912. Enlisted,
18th February, 1916, from Superintendent's Department, Winnipeg,



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in 44th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Gunner.
Transferred, in France, to 31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery,
20th March, 1917. Promoted Bombardier, 5th May, 1917; Cor-
poral, 2nd November, 1918. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme,
1916; Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Cambrai,
Mons, 1918. DemobiHzed, 25th March, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 16th May, 1919. Retired from the service of the
Bank, 13th January, 1920.

Blott, Robert Dudley — Private. Born 28th January, 1896,
at Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Thomas Blott, Farmer
(retired). Educated at Dunnville Public and High Schools, and
University of Toronto. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th
February, 1914. Enlisted, 15th May, 1915, from Dunnville branch,
in 37th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 17th Canadian Battalion, 30th August, 1915; 42nd Battalion,
Royal Highlanders of Canada, 18th September, 1915, as a bomber.
Proceeded to France with the nucleus of the 3rd Canadian Division
in 1915; was engaged with the 7th Brigade in relieving brigades
of the 1st and 2nd Divisions in the line, prior to the formation of
the 3rd Division in France in 1916. AVounded (shrapnel) in the
right arm and left leg, 23rd March, 1916. DemobiHzed, 30th
December, 1916, on account of being medically unfit for further
military service, due to severity of wounds. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 12th February, 1917. Retired from the service of
the Bank, to study medicine, 31st December, 1917.

+Blott, William McGregor — Lieutenant. Born 10th
August, 1892, at Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. Father, Thomas
Blott, Farmer (retired). Educated at Dunnville Pubhc and High
Schools. Entered the service of the Bank, 29th June, 1909.
Enlisted, June, 1915, from Moosejaw branch, in 4th McGill
University Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry,
with the rank of Private. Promoted Lieutenant, December, 1916.
Principal action: Third Battle of Ypres, 3rd June, 1916.

Died of Wounds, while a prisoner of war, 13th May, 1917.

Note: Mr. Blott received his commission in recognition of
his work, at the Third Battle of Ypres, on 3rd June, 1916, when he
was wounded. He was again wounded by a machine-gun bullet,
at the taking of Vimy Ridge, and was taken prisoner. He was
taken to Douai and Mainz, where he underwent several operations.
He succumbed to his wounds and was buried with full military
honours at Mainz, Germany.

(Brother of R. D. Blott.)



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Blue, John — Private. Born 4th March, 1894, at Dunoon,
Scotland. Father, John Blue, Farmer (deceased). Educated at
Dunoon Grammar School. Entered the service of the Bank, 3rd
September, 1912. Enlisted, 27th October, 1915, from Hafford.
branch, in 65th Canadian Battahon, with the rank of Private.
Transferred to 2nd Canadian Battalion. Principal actions: Vimy,
Fresnoy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, 1917. Wounded in the right
arm, and taken prisoner of war, 21st March, 1918. Demobilized,
12th August, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 1st October,
1919.

Bluethner, Martin Hermann — Lieutenant. Born 26th
April, 1892, at London, Ontario, Canada. Father, W. A. Blueth-
ner, Musician. Educated at London Collegiate Institute.
Entered the service of the Bank, 28th July, 1909. Enlisted, 11th
January, 1915, from Stratford branch, in 34th Canadian Battalion,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 5th Canadian Mounted
Rifles, in France, 10th April, 1916. Promoted Corporal, 18th June,
1916; Sergeant, 15th February, 1917; Lieutenant, 6th August,
1918; Principal actions: Ypres, 2nd June, 1916; Somme, Sep-
tember, and October, 1916; Vimy Ridge, April, 1917; Passchen-
daele, October, 1917; Cambrai, October, 1918. Wounded (gun
shot) in the right hip, 6th November, 1918. Demobilized, 20th
March, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 22nd April, 1919.

Blundell, Richard Charles — Lieutenant. Born 3rd Jan-
uary, 1890, at Rockwood, Ontario, Canada. Father, Richard Ernest
Blundell (deceased). Educated at Winnipeg Public Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 27th September, 1905. Enlisted,
27th July, 1916, from Lethbridge branch, where he was Accountant,
in 78th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank of Lieu-
tenant. Transferred to 5th Canadian Divisional Trench Mortar
Brigade, in France, April, 1918. Principal actions: Amiens,
Arras, Cambrai, Mons, 1918. Demobilized, 1st July, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 5th August, 1919.

BoDDY, William James — Lieutenant. Born 17th September,
1898, at Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Father, William John
Boddy, Farmer. Educated at Owen Sound Collegiate Institute,
and Northern Business College. Entered the service of the Bank,
5th February, 1916. Enlisted, 11th January, 1918, from Milestone
branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to Royal Air Force, 1st April, 1918. Promoted Second Lieu-
tenant, September, 1918; Lieutenant, April, 1919. Service:



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Flying, Course in Bombing, Artillery co-operation, and aerial
fighting. Demobilized, May, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 8th July, 1919.

BoGUE, William Stewart — Lieutenant. Born 28th June,
1893, at Dublin, Ireland. Father, Patrick Yule Bogue, Manager
for Ireland of Langdale's Chemical Manure Company, Newcastle-
on-Tyne (deceased). Educated at St. Andrew's College, Dublin.
Entered the service of the Bank, 26th October, 1910. EnHsted,
26th February, 1916, from Edmonton branch, in 218th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 50th Canadian
Battalion, April, 1917. Promoted Sergeant, April, 1916; Lieu-
tenant, June, 1916. Principal actions: Souchez, near Lens, May,
1917. Wounded (severe), in the legs by a trench mortar bomb,
1st May, 1917. DemobiHzed, 4th February, 1919. Returned to
duty with the Bank, 1st March, 1919.

BoisTON, Thomas Frederick — Corporal. Born 5th February,
1895, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Father, Frederick Boiston,
Accountant. Educated at Bilton Grange School, Harrogate,
Yorkshire, England. Entered the service of the Bank, 12th Sep-
tember, 1910. Enlisted, 25th March, 1916, from Cranbrook branch,
in 225th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 54th Canadian Battalion, 17th May, 1917. Promoted
Corporal, 22nd August, 1918. Principal actions: Hill 70,
Passchendaele, 1917; Arras, Amiens, Cambrai, 1918. Spinal
wounds, 30th September, 1918. Demobilized, 4th July, 1919.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 2nd August, 1919.

Bolton, William Ralph — Sergeant. Born 7th October,
1895, at Cork, Ireland. Father, John Bolton, Sanitary and Heating
Engineer. Educated at Cork Grammar School. Entered the
service of the Bank, 8th June, 1912. Enlisted, 28th February, 1916,
from Strathcona branch, in 218th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant. Service: Trained in
Canada. Did not proceed Overseas on account of ill health.
Demobilized, 24th July, 1916, on account of being medically unfit
for further military service. Subsequent occupation: Employed
by Ministry of Labour, Coventry.

Bond, Richard Malcolm — Sergeant. Born 26th October,
1893, in Ireland. Father, Edward Malcolm Bond, Stock Broker
(retired). Educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, and
Trinity College, Dublin. Entered the service of the Bank, 15th
July, 1912. Enlisted, 10th November, 1914, from Toronto branch.



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in 19th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred
to 2nd Canadian Divisional Wing, Canadian Corps Reinforcement
Camp, 25th November, 1917. Promoted Corporal, 16th January,
1918; Sergeant, 21st August, 1918. Principal action: St. Eloi,
April, 1916.

Booth, Leslie Ronald — Lieutenant. Born 7th December,
1892, at Nottingham, England. Father, Arthur Rowland Booth,
Manufacturer (deceased). Educated at High School, Nottingham,
and Nottingham University. Entered the service of the Bank,
23rd August, 1911. Enlisted, 25th March, 1918, from Central
Butte branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with the rank of Flight
Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant, August, 1918; Lieutenant,
August, 1919. Served at the front as a scout pilot on Sopwith
Camels. Demobilized, 28th September, 1919. Returned to duty
with the Bank, 28th October, 1919.

Booth, Percival Edward Owen — Second Lieutenant. Born
8th April, 1892, at Cricklewood, Middlesex, England. Father,
Walter Scott Booth, Railway Accountant (retired). Educated at
The Haberdashers' Hampstead School, The Enfield Grammar
School, and matriculated at London University. Entered the
service of the Bank, 3rd February, 1913. EnHsted, 18th Novem-
ber, 1914, from London, England, branch, in King's Royal Rifle
Corps, with the rank of Rifleman. Transferred to 14th Middlesex
Regiment, attached to Machine Gun Corps. Promoted Second
Lieutenant, 16th March, 1915. Service: In action in France from
June, 1916, to 1st July, 1916. In command of a Machine Gun
Detachment at the Battle of Somme.

Killed in Action, 1st July, 1916.

We quote the Magazine of the Wesleyan Church at Winchmore
Hill:

"He was a man of distinctly intellectual type; his intelligent
grip of spiritual realities and his readiness to share in any forward
movement marked him as one of the most promising of our younger
men." 133.

BoKiGHT, George Henry — Warrant Ofiicer, Second Class.
Born 1st November, 1893, at Sutton, Quebec, Canada. Father,
F. C. Boright, (retired). Educated at Sutton Academy and Stan-
stead College. Entered the service of the Bank, 1st March, 1912,
from Eastern Townships Bank. Enlisted, March, 1918, from Sher-
brooke branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Private.
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Hospital, to assist during the epidemic of influenza. Promoted
Warrant OfBcer. Trained with the Royal Air Force in Canada.
Demobilized, 18th February, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 2nd January, 1919. Retired from the service of the Bank,
17th July, 1920.

BoERETT, RoscoE DouGLAs — Lieutenant. Born 12th August,

1895, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Father, James Walter Borrett
(retired). Educated at Jarvis Collegiate Institute. Entered the
service of the Bank, 10th November, 1913. Enlisted, 12th January,
1915, from Toronto branch, in 35th Canadian Battalion, with the
rank of Private. Transferred to 8th London Regiment, 1st March,
1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, March, 1915; Corporal, August,
1915; Sergeant, March, 1916; Second Lieutenant, March, 1917;
Lieutenant, September, 1918. Service and principal actions:
Eighteen months Instructor of Musketry at Shorncliffe; Somme,
1917; Passchendaele Ridge, 1917; German Advance, and Defence
of Amiens, 1918; British Advance, 1918. (In all actions from
Loos to Bauffe with 58th Division, B.E.F.). Gassed, July, 1917.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 7th July, 1919. 301.

BouKASSA, Joseph Dowling — Sergeant. Born 1st January,

1896, at Windsor Mills, Quebec, Canada. Father, J. T. Bourassa,
Merchant. Educated at Sacred Heart Academy, Windsor Mills,
and St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke. Entered the service of
the Bank, 23rd January, 1913. Enlisted, 13th May, 1918, from
Asbestos branch, in Royal Air Force, with the rank of Flight Cadet.
Transferred to Mobilization Centre, Military District No. 5, 26th
June, 1918; attached to Canadian Army Medical Corps, Military
District No. 5, from 7th October, to 18th November, 1918. Pro-
moted Corporal, 10th August, 1918; Sergeant, 15th August, 1918.
Service: Engaged in clerical work in Canada, and at Levis Military
Hospital from 7th October, 1918, to l^th November, 1918. De-
mobilized, 23rd November, 1918. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 31st December, 1918.

Bourns, Thomas Watters — Private. Born 8th September,
1890, at Ballygar, County Galway, Ireland. Father, John Bourns,
Farmer. Educated at Mountjoy School, Dublin. Entered the ser-
vice of the Bank, 28th May, 1913. Enlisted, 4th August, 1914,
from Vancouver branch, in 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles,
with the rank of Private. Transferred to 7th Canadian Battalion
(1st British Columbia Regiment). Principal actions: Second
Battle of Ypres, April, 1915. Gassed, and wounded (shell splinter),
in the left arm, 24th April, 1915. Demobilized, 30th May, 1916,



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on account of being medically unfit for further military service.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 12th June, 1916. Retired from
the service of the Bank, 30th November, 1917. Subsequently in
the employment of the Pacific Mills, Limited, Vancouver Office.

BowDEN, Ivan Heyer — Sergeant, M.M. Born 26th August,
1895, at Belfast, Ireland. Father, William John Bowden, L.D.S.,
D.D.S. Educated at Campbell College, and Methodist College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 23rd July, 1913. Enlisted, 9th
January, 1916, from North Hatley branch, in 117th Canadian
Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 23rd Reserve
Battalion, 1st January, 1917; 14th Canadian Battalion, 4th April,
1918. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 26th August, 1916; Corporal,
15th September, 1916; Sergeant, 12th November, 1916. Principal
actions: Amiens, Arras, 1918.

Awarded

The Military Medal

for

Bravery in the Field

At the capture of Cagnicourt, near Arras

2nd September, 1918.

Returned to duty with the Bank, 3rd November, 1919.

Note : Mr. Bowden returned to England on 20th September,
1918, to train for a commission, but the Armistice was signed
before his course was completed.

BowERBANK, George Scott Stanton — Major, D.S.O., M.C.
Born 13th February, 1884, at Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England.
Father, E. W. Bowerbank. Educated at Exmouth College.
Entered the service of the Bank, 12th February, 1912. Enlisted,
November, 1914, from Sarnia branch, where he was Accountant,
in 21st Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Pro-
moted Captain, July, 1916; Major, September, 1916. Principal
actions: St. Eloi, Calonne Raid, Vimy, 1917; Amiens, Arras, Mons,
1918.

Appointed

A Companion

of

The Distinguished Service Order

"For conspicuous gallantry and ability north-east

of Cambrai, lOth/llth October, 1918. The success of

his Battalion in two successive days' operations was

largely due to his exercise of control, initiative and

determination. Working from an advanced position.



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he on two occasions carried out daring preliminary
reconnaissances, and arranged all details for the
impending attacks, exposing himself continually to
heavy fire." (Second Supplement to the London
Gazette, 3rd October, 1919.)

Awarded
The Military Cross
(In Command of Calonne Raid)
"He displayed great courage in leading his men
against superior numbers of the enemy. He set a
fine example to his men and succeeded in capturing
a number of prisoners." {London Gazette.)
Mentioned in Despatches
for
Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field.
Wounded in the arm (slight), January, 1917; in the head, October,
1918. DemobiHzed, 31st May, 1919. Returned to duty with the
Bank, 20th November, 1919.

Note: The Calonne Raid mentioned above was carried out
in daylight on the morning of 17th January, 1917, by 400 men
from the 21st Canadian Battalion, and constituted a record up to
that time for a raid for its magnitude and result, 100 prisoners
being taken, besides heavy losses to the enemy in killed, wounded
and destruction of trenches.

BowKER, Frank Stanley — Private. Born 14th April, 1893,
at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Father, deceased. Entered
the service of the Bank, 22nd June, 1912. Enhsted, August, 1914,
from Kamsack branch, in 2nd Canadian Battalion, with the rank
of Private. Principal action : Second Battle of Ypres, 1915.
Wounded in the side (gun shot), April, 1915. Demobilized,
1916, on account of being medically unfit for further military
service. Returned to duty with the Bank, 23rd November, 1916.
Bowman, Arthur Duskin — Private. Born 20th June, 1896,
at Greenock, Scotland. Father, Captain James Bowman, Ship-
master (retired). Educated at Greenock Academy. Entered the
service of the Bank, 8th March, 1915. Enlisted, 16th November,
1916, from North Winnipeg branch, in Canadian Army Medical
Corps, with the rank of Private. Transferred to 4th Canadian
Field Ambulance, 2nd Canadian Division, January, 1917. Prin-
cipal actions: Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Lens, 1917;
Amiens, Arras, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, Valenciennes, 1918.
Demobilized, 31st May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank,
5th June, 1919.



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Boyd, John Livingston — Lieutenant. Born 18th October,
1896, at Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada. Father, John Edward
Boyd, Farmer. Educated at Tara, Ontario, High School. Entered
the service of the Bank, 6th May, 1912. Enlisted, 1st October,
1917, from Sault Ste. Marie branch, in Royal Flying Corps, with
the rank of Flight Cadet. Promoted Second Lieutenant, 10th
February, 1918; Lieutenant, 24th August, 1918. Demobilized
19th May, 1919. Returned to duty with the Bank, 9th June,

1919. Retired from the service of the Bank, 15th September,

1920, on account of ill health.

BoTD, Walter Ralph — Corporal. Born 1st November, 1895,
at Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Alexander
Boyd, Horse Dealer. Educated at Fredericton Model School and
Fredericton High School. Entered the service of the Bank, 13th
November, 1916. Enlisted, 3rd April, 1918, from Summerside
branch, in 65th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, with the rank
of Gunner. Transferred to Reserve Brigade, Canadian Field
Artillery, in England. Promoted Lance-Corporal, and Corporal.
Service: Engaged in training at Signal School in England; Records
Staff, Mihtary District No. 7, Kinmel Park, Rhyl, North Wales.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th August, 1919.

BoYER, Clarence Royden — Signaller. Born 31st July, 1897,
at St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada. Father, Robert R.
Boyer, Refrigerating Engineer. Educated at Public Schools.
Entered the service of the Bank, 9th February, 1915. Enlisted
11th April, 1917, from Nanton branch, in Nova Scotia Railway
Construction Forestry Depot, with the rank of Private. Trans-
ferred to 9th Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, 1st February, 1918;
16th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, North Russian Expedi-
tionary Force, September, 1918. Demobilized, 15th July, 1919.