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Regimental number3867
Place of birthFryerstown, Castlemaine, Victoria
SchoolState school, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStone cutter
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Height5' 11.75"
Weight162.5 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E L Strahan, 14 Roder Street, Ironbark, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 5th Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 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;
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, STRAHAN Arthur

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