|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o W A Wood, 'Doralbe', Elizabeth Street, Gordon, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs E M Strangman, 'Doralbe', Elizabeth Street, Gordon, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the School Cadets.|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||30|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 April 1916; disembarked Port Said, 14 May 1916.
Taken on strength of 1st Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 May 1916.
Taken on strength of 14th Training Bn from 1st Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 May 1916.
Proceeded by Draft to 56th Bn, 24 May 1916.
Joined 54th Bn, Canal Zone, 3 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 26 December 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2650301: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 3041 Pte J.G. ELLIS, 54th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 17 August 1916: 'Informant saw Lt Strangman running hard in the charge near Fleurbaix. Saw him wounded and thinks he was killed.'
Second statement, Lt Charles SHAW, 54th Bn (patient, Moreton Gardens Hospital for Officers, London, England), 20 August 1916: 'On July 19th 1916 at Armentieres we made an attack, our object being to get to the third line of German trenches. We went over the parapet at 6 p.m. I am afraid there is absolutely no hope of Lieut Strangman being alive. He must have been killed. The Germans had a machine gun put on i the sap and none of A. Company and very few of B. Coy ever got to the German trenches so could not have been taken prisoner, C. and D. got there and consolidated the ground but there was no support and they had to return. I am afraid he is lying in No Man's Land.'
Third statement, 4865 Pte A.R. POWELL, 54th Bn (patient, Lord Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton, England), 24 November 1916: 'Informant states that on July 19th 1916, at Fleurbaix, he saw Lieut. Strangman lying against the barbed wire in No Man's Land, face downwards, he asked him if he would like a drink, and discovered he was dead.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STRANGMAN John Gerald
Red Cross file 2650301