|Place of birth||Torbay, Albany, Western Australia|
|School||State School, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||St Leonard's Avenue, Leederville, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Stranger, 68 St Leonard's Avenue, Leederville, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the 86th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,|
|30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.|
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||165A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||We understand that had he survived he would have been recommended for a Commission and Decoration for bravery up to the time of his death. (details from parents)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave No. II), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas James and Elizabeth M. STRANGER, 74 St. Leonard Avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia|
|Family/military connections||Father: 872 Sergeant Thomas James STRANGER, 59th Railway Company, died of disease, 10 April 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.
Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 25 October 1915 (cellustitis of face); discharged and rejoined 28 Bn, 5 November 1915.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 10 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 10 January 1916.
Reverted to the rank of Corporal, 12 February 1916.
Transferred to Pioneer Bn, Ismailia, 11 March 1916.
Taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Posted as missing for 3 months and struck off strength, 20 October 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2650211: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 1351 Pte S.M. REDMOND, D Company, 32nd Bn (patient, 1st Birmingham War Hospital, England), 18 February 1917: Informant states that on 19th July 1916 at 8.30 p.m. at Fleurbaix he saw Stranger last in No Man's Land at the beginning of an attack. He was hit by shrapnel and killed. Several other men saw the occurrence. Informant states that he actually saw seven of the missing men in his Battalion killed.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STRANGER Arthur Thomas
Red Cross file 2650211