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Thomas James STRANGER

Regimental number872
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLocomotive driver
AddressWest Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 6.5"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza M Stranger, 74 St Leonards Avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 December 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Railway Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of cholerlithialis pertanitis adhesions.
FateDied of disease 10 April 1918
Age at death54
Age at death from cemetery records54
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No 10), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary Elizabeth STRANGER; husband of E.M. STRANGER, 74 St Leonard's Avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia. Native of Ballarat, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsSon: 165 Corporal Arthur Thomas STRANGER, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 May 1917.

Admitted to 1/2 Stn Field Ambulance, 3 October 1917 (gastritis), and transferred to 63rd Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 20; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 8 October 1917 (gastritis and gallstones); to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 11 October 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 31 October 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 17 January 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 27 January 1918.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 7 march 1918 (inflamed stomach); discharged to duty, 16 March 1918.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 19 March 1918 (hydatid cyst liver), and transferred to 64th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 32, 20 March 1918, and admitted to hospital, Etaples, 20 March 1918; transferred to England, 23 March 1918, and admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, Clacton-on-Sea, 24 March 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 March 1918.

Died of disease, 10 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STRANGER Thomas James

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