JEFFREY MCVICAR STRATHY
1892-1916

From: "University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918"
University of Toronto Press 1921

JEFFREY McVICAR STRATHY March 29, 1892 - September 14, 1916
Sapper, Canadian Engineers, Signals and Royal Flying Corps. Born Montreal, son of  R.L.F. Strathy,  educated Toronto, Welland, Owen Sound, Victoria, B.C., P.SS.; Port Arthur P.S., and C.I.; Applied science 1909-1913, B.A.SC. (Electrical Engineering, Honours); Westinghouse Co., Hamilton; 96th Regiment.

He enlisted in October 1914 in the 2nd Divisional Signal Company, and went overseas in May 1915. Reaching France in September he was attached to the 6th Infantry Brigade on the front south of Ypres and in the Saliant, and served through the Battle of St. Eloi. At the beginning of September 1916 he joined the 70th Squadron of the Royal Canadian Flying Corps on probation for a commission as an Observer. Two weeks later he was killed in action. He was on a reconnaissance with three other machines in the direction of Cambrai, and as they were returning they were attacked by a number of German planes. Shortly afterwards his machine was seen to fall in a vertical dive over the enemy lines, one of the wings breaking.


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