|Place of birth||Fryerstown, Castlemaine, Victoria|
|School||State school, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs E L Strahan, 14 Roder Street, Ironbark, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the 5th Bn, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||57th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 4608 Pte Edward STRAHAN, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 4609 Corporal Robert STRAHAN, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1919; Chaplain William Tait STRAHAN, Chaplains' Department, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918; Brother-in-law: 2659 Pte Benjamin Alfred FREESTONE, 21st Bn, killed in action, 7 November 1916;|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to, and proceeded to 57th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.
Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 27 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, back).
Died of wounds, No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1900 hours, 20 July 1916.
Buried at Bailleul Cemetery by Reverend A. Hooper, 20 July 1916.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STRAHAN Arthur|