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Cecil Verge Strong

In memory of:

Major Cecil Verge Strong

March 10, 1917

The Somme, France

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Engineers

Division:

15th Field Coy.

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Additional Information


Son of Percy Troop Strong and Ethel May Strong, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Honor Graduate Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada, 1914

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. K. 2.

Location:

Hem and Monacu are two villages about 13 kilometres south-east of Albert, a little south of the road from Albert to Peronne and north of the River Somme. HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY lies to the west of the village of Hem.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial Plaque– Major Cecil Verge Strong M.C., All Saints Cathedral, Halifax, N.S.
  • Photo of Cecil Verge Strong– Cecil Verge Strong was a cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada 1911-14. The Stone Frigate, 1914 http://www.archive.org/details/stonefrigate191400kinguoft
  • Photo of Cecil Verge Strong– Cecil Verge Strong was a cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada 1911-14. The Stone Frigate, 1914 http://www.archive.org/details/stonefrigate191400kinguoft
  • Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
934 Major Cecil Verge Strong MC (RMC 1914) was the son of Percy Troop Strong and Ethel May Strong, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an Honor Graduate Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada, 1914. He served with the Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy. He died on 10 Mar 1917 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Hem Farm Military Cemetery in Somme, France.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
934 Major Cecil Verge Strong MC (RMC 1914) was the son of Percy Troop Strong and Ethel May Strong, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an Honor Graduate Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada, 1914. He served with the Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy. He died on 10 Mar 1917 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Hem Farm Military Cemetery in Somme, France.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
934 Major Cecil Verge Strong MC (RMC 1914) was the son of Percy Troop Strong and Ethel May Strong, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an Honor Graduate Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada, 1914. He served with the Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy. He died on 10 Mar 1917 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Hem Farm Military Cemetery in Somme, France.
  • Biography– Stone Frigate 1914 Royal Military College of Canada
934 Major Cecil Verge Strong MC (RMC 1914) was the son of Percy Troop Strong and Ethel May Strong, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an Honor Graduate Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada, 1914. He served with the Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy. He died on 10 Mar 1917 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Hem Farm Military Cemetery in Somme, France.
  • Crest– 934 Major Cecil Verge Strong MC (RMC 1914) was the son of Percy Troop Strong and Ethel May Strong, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an Honor Graduate Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada, 1914. He served with the Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy. He died on 10 Mar 1917 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Hem Farm Military Cemetery in Somme, France.
  • Graffiti– In gutting the Old Guard House (1816) building at the Royal Military College of Canada, prior to renovation, contractors striped off the walls and exposed the original plaster covered stonework underneath. It would seem that these stonewalls were also exposed in the period 1911-1914 for here appear the graffiti of the RMC cadets from that period immediately prior to the Great War. Before the Second World War, when cadets were taught the routines of a line infantry battalion, cadets mounted guard at the gate and the Guard House did indeed house the Guard.

Guard list for 30 March 1913. (The giant cartoon figure was probably a later addition.)

The Guard Commander-#872 J.A. Turner (RMC 1910-1913) Lt.-Col. Turner, DSO, MC, serving in the British army with the Royal Scots, was KIA 25 July 1918. 

The Cadets of the Guard were:
#934 C.V. Strong (RMC 1911-1914) Maj. Strong, MC, serving in the British army with the Royal Engineers, he was KIA in France 10 March 1917.
#935 D.C. Greery (RMC 1911-1914) Lt. Greery served in France with the Canadian Field Artillery later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.
#933 B.H.L. Mackenzie (RMC 1911-1914) Maj. Mackenzie served with the 24th Bn, CEF and was wounded.
#971 A.L. Smith (RMC 1912-1913) Drowned at Kingston, 2 May 1913. One of the stained glass windows on the Memorial Staircase was installed in his memory. 
#968 N.C. Nelles (RMC 1912-1914) Lt. Nelles, serving with the British army, was KIA 29 January 1915.
#932 R.G. Crawford (RMC 1912-1913) Lt. Crawford, PPCLI, was KIA 9 May 1915.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Keith Boswell, England
  • Photo of Cecil Verge Strong– Maj Cecil Verge Strong died on March 10, 1917 The Somme, Belgium.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

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