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Private H A Strachan


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Private Henry Alexander STRACHAN, G/11146, 11th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 15th September 1916,  age 18.

Born Camberwell, SE, son of John Edward & Mary Burridge Strachan, 53, Pipler Road, Camberwell, Surrey / 53 Pepler Road, Old Kent Road, SE.


1911 Census - 53 Pepler Road, Old Kent Road, Camberwell - John Edward Strachan, head, age 45, married, wharf porter, worker, born Southwark; Mary Burridge Strachan, wife, age 40, married 16½ years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born Gibraltar; John James Bruce Strachan, son, age 14, errand boy, worker, born Camberwell; Henry Alexander Strachan, son, age 13, school, born Camberwell.


Enlisted , Rotherhithe, SE, age 19 years & 30 days, height 5ft 1¾ inches, weight 112lbs, scar right mouth.  Resided 53 Pipler Rd, Camberwell, Surrey. Formerly clerk.

Home, 16th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF, 3rd May 1916 to 15th September 1916.

16th November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd April 1916, Aldershot, overstaying his pass from 11.59pm remaining absent until 9.30pm 24th April 1916, 5 days Field Punishment No.2., forfeits 1 days pay; 2nd May 1916, posted BEF; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 15th September 1916, posted missing.

23rd August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, John Edward Strachan, 53 Pepler Road, Old Kent Road, SE; Mother, Mary Burridge Strachan, 53 Pepler Road, Old Kent Road, SE.; Brothers - John James Bruce Strachan, age 23; Sisters - nil.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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