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Donald James STRANG

Regimental number2980
Place of birthTooraweenah, New South Wales
SchoolGularyambone State School, New South Wales
Address'Gollen Brae', Gulargambone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Strang, 'Gollen Brae,' Gulargambone, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis grandfather and other relatives are well known graziers and old pioneers of the district having all come from Scotland in the early fifties.
FateDied of wounds 23 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21.7
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row H, Grave No. 4), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Richardson and Mary Anne STRANG, 22 Harns Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Tooraweenah, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsTwo brothers returned.

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