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Strain, John


Regimental number: 318980
Battalion / unit at enlistment: 50th (Queen's) Battery
U of S affiliation at enlistment: instructor
Birth: 30 Apr 1884, Co. Down, Ireland
College Building memorial: First floor, southeast
Slide number(s): HR-1016
Notes: grad of U of S

U of S attendance

Entry date College Left - date Left - reason Degree Degree - date Notes
1911 Arts   Arts B.A. 1912
1912 Agro 1915 grad B.S.A. 1915 Agro L when enlisted. Could there be two John Strains or one with 2 degrees.

Military service - attestation

Volunteer/drafted: volunteer
Attestation place: Kingston
Attestation date: 8 May 1916
Present address: 50th (QueenSaskatoon, SK
Occupation: demonstrator soil management
Religion: Presbyterian
Age: 32 years
Height (inches): 67.00
Chest expansion (inches): 35.00
Amount of expansion (inches): 3.00

Military service - assignments

Group Type Location First known date Last known date Reason for end of assignment Notes
4th Can Div Train    France      
50th (Queen's) Battery           
50th Batttery driver London, UK 1917     RoH
4th Can Div Amm Col           


Rank Date Notes


Mother: Strain, Martha
Mother's Address: Lakeview, Lackem, Ballyroney, Co. Down, Ireland (1916)

Non-military addresses

Address Occupation Earliest date Latest date Source Notes
Saskatoon  student 1913 1914 U of S Calendar
Banbridge, UK student 1912 1913 U of S Calendar
Ballyroney, UK student 1914 1915 U of S Calendar
Birch Hills    1928   1928 list
1928 list = "List of Students who enlisted during the Great War," U of S Archives. The list was completed after F. Underhill went to the University of Toronto in 1927; probably in conjunction with the Memorial Gates. Some of the addresses may be from an earlier date.


National Archives reference: RG 150 Box 9372 - 43
College Building list #: 18
Roll of Honour list #: 194
Roll of Service (1928) #: 281
Long List #: 303

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