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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Ford Stuart Strathy ’11

Died: August 17, 1917

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Ford Stuart Strathy was at Upper Canada from 1907-1911.

In July 1916, he entered the Curtiss School at Long Branch. After obtaining a certificate he sailed from England in November and entered R.N.A.S school at the Crystal Palace for theoretical work. In February, 1917, he was sent to France to complete his training. The report of his final examinations at Frieston reas as follows-”V.G. as pilot, and ability as an officer V.G., and very keen indeed.”

In July he re-crossed to France and took up the duty of scout over lines and accounted for at least one German flyer. The next day, in the midst of fierce fighting, he was brought down by two Huns in his rear, while he was going to the help of a comrade.

College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 15


More information about Flight Sub Lieutenant Ford Stuart Strathy ’11 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered 

The Dover War Memorial Project