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William Andrew STRANG

Regimental number790
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt Augustine's School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressMica Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32.8
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rose Strang, Fisher Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Private W A Strang has a gold medal presented to him for saving his mate's life at the Copper Well near Broken Hill New South Wales in 1912, just 16 months after [i.e. later] Private W A Strang was killed at Gallipoli. Our only child Allan James was shot whilst playing soldiers at 9 years.' (Wife)
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 24), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: James and Bridget STRANG, 60 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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