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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Harry Flay

In memory of:

Private Harry Flay

September 19, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


157th Bn.

Additional Information


December 14, 1890

Son of Annie Elizabeth Flay, of Ford Cottage, New Milton, Hampshire, England, and the late William Henry Flay.

Commemorated on Page 86 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:


Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– This street sign is in Cookstown, Ontario, at Flay Court, which was named in memory of Private Harry Flay.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2020.)
  • Attestation Papers– The front side of Harry Flay's military Attestation Paper.
  • Attestation Papers– The reverse side of Harry Flay's military Attestation Paper.
  • Newspaper clipping– This item appeared in the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario), at page 8, on September 21, 1916.
  • Grave Marker– Private Harry Flay's grave marker in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Church Street, Cookstown, Ontario.  Private Flay died of pneumonia at Camp Borden while serving in the 157th Battalion (Simcoe Foresters), Canadian Expeditionary Force.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2013.)
  • Inscription– Inscription on Private H. Flay's grave marker, St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Cookstown, Ontario.  Oddly, his given name is shown as "Henry" (rather than "Harry") and the date of his death as September 19, 1917 (rather than September 19, 1916).  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2013.)
  • Memorial Park– Cookstown Memorial Park
  • Memorial– Cookstown Cenotaph
  • Memorial– Cookstown Cenotaph

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