From: "University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918"
University of Toronto Press 1921
JEFFREY McVICAR STRATHY
March 29, 1892 - September 14, 1916
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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