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Ford Stuart Strathy

In memory of:

Flight Sub Lieutenant Ford Stuart Strathy

August 17, 1917

Military Service






Royal Naval Air Service


6th Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of Stuart Strathy, of 54, Clarendon Avenue, Toronto, Canada, and the late Elizabeth Strathy.

Commemorated on Page 581 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VI. D. I.


RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 2 km east of Nieuwpoort on the N367 which leads from Nieuwpoort to Sint Joris. From Nieuwpoort town centre the Willem Deroolaan leads for 500 metres onto the N367 Brugsesteenweg. The cemetery lies 1 km along the N367 on the junction with the N365 Ramskapellestraat.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ford Stuart Strathy– From The War Book of Upper Canada College, edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Memorial Tablet– Flight Sub Lieutenant Ford Stuart Strathy is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during  the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Appleby College Honour Roll– Ford Strathy came to Appleby in 1911.  From the school history "The Appleby Story", "Strathy, a pilot, brought down his first German plane in a dog fight in the early morning of August 15, 1915.  In a letter home to his mother; he described with pride the intricate maneuvering that the air battle called for."  "On August 17, he took off on another mission, flying his familiar Camel.  An hour later, two German planes attacked him.   One came in from the front, the other dogged his tail.  A hail of bullets caught Strathy's plane.  The Camel fell from the sky and took Strathy to his death."
  • Grave marker– Strathy family monument lcoated at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Inscription– Inscription
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained 
glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval 
knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in 
a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually 
inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes 
the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to Flight Sub. Lt. Ford Stuart Strathy.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.

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