T. I. Findley, MC
Lieutenant Thomas Irving Findley was born on January 25, 1895, son of Thomas Findley of Admiral Rd, Toronto. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1906 to 1910.
He was a student at the University of Toronto when he signed up for the Canadian Field Artillery of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on November 4, 1915, and claimed previous service as a Corporal with the Canadian Officer Training Corps at U of T, and 2 months as a gunner with the 26th Battery of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
He served with the Artillery until 30 August 1917, when he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps as an observer with No. 82 Squadron, 5 November 1917 to 2 April 1918 when he was severely wounded in his leg and arm (and his pilot, Captain G. I. Paterson of Regina was killed).
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On once occasion, under adverse climatic conditions, he carried out, during a flight of three hours at an altitude of 300 feet, a most valuable reconnaissance. During recent operations his work in attacking enemy troops from low altitudes has been of the greatest value and he set a splendid example of energy and determination to all ranks of his squadron.”