Captain James William Troup (1855-1931) served under Robert Butchart as Assistant Director of Wooden Shipbuilding for the Imperial Munitions Board between 1915 and 1919.
Like Robert Butchart he was also an automobile enthusiast who was was among Victoria’s first car owners.
Here are some more pages with additional information about Captain James William Troup:
- BC Archives photo C-08379 – circa 1905
- BC Archives photo F-08204 – circa 1910
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography
- Victoria Harbour History
- West End Vancouver
Here are some contemporary newspaper reports of Captain Troup’s death and funeral:
TROUP – The funeral service for Captain James William Troup will be held this afternoon. Leaving his late residence at 2 o’clock, the cortege will proceed to Christ Church Cathedral, where Bishop Schofield will conduct the service at 2:30 o’clock. Interment will be made in Ross Bay Cemetery. The B.C. Funeral Company (Hayward’s) is in charge of the funeral arrangements.”
(Source: Daily Colonist, 2 December 1931, page 5)
Captain James William Troup is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC
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