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David Lumsden STRACHAN

Regimental number1796
Place of birthAboyne, Scotland
SchoolAboyne Public School, Aberdeen, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCabinetmaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Strachan, 21 Bridge Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 9), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Gibb and Mary STRACHAN, 21 Bridge Street, Aberdeen. Native of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Brags Street, Aberdeen.
SourcesNAA: B2455, STRACHAN David Lumsden

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