Captain Jack Strain 

Killed in action near Ypres on 

31st July 1917 

aged 20

“Nobody could help loving Jack, even people who saw him only occasionally.  It took a very short time to size him up as the most perfect little gentleman in his unvarying cheerfulness, his thought for others and the contempt of danger when occasion demanded it, and the wonderful way in which he lived up to a wonderfully high ideal of thought and word and deed.” 

Lieut A W Cockburn August 1917

This website has been set up to commemorate the life of Jack Strain, a much-loved and inspirational young man whose strong Christian faith shone out as a beacon in some of the darkest and scariest times in history. The letters were mostly written to his parents soon after his death.