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William Leighton STRACHAN

Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia, and Church of England School, Melbourne, Victoria
Address51 Arnold Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice C Strachan, Palmer Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceHe served in the Citizen Military Forces for about ten years in Adelaide and Melbourne and became major.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Adjutant)
Unit name6th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingBolton Hill, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Row O, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, and St Kilda Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Roland and Edith Maud STRACHAN; husband of Alice Campbell AYLIFFE (formerly STRACHAN). Native of Adelaide, South Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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