condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

John Gerald Strangman


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Gerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Strangman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 September 1915 AWMM c/o W A Wood, 'Doralbe', Elizabeth Street, Gordon, New South Wales AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E M Strangman, 'Doralbe', Elizabeth Street, Gordon, New South Wales AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 September 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
    Served for 2 years in the School Cadets. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      164 lb AWMM
    • 19 Jul 1916-20 July 1916 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Embarked Sydney, 9 April 1916; disembarked Port Said, 14 May 1916.
    Taken on strength of 1st Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 May 1916.
    Taken on strength of 14th Training Bn from 1st Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 May 1916.
    Proceeded by Draft to 56th Bn, 24 May 1916.
    Joined 54th Bn, Canal Zone, 3 May 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
    Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
    Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 26 December 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
    Note, Red Cross File No 2650301: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
    Statement, 3041 Pte J.G. ELLIS, 54th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 17 August 1916: 'Informant saw Lt Strangman running hard in the charge near Fleurbaix. Saw him wounded and thinks he was killed.'
    Second statement, Lt Charles SHAW, 54th Bn (patient, Moreton Gardens Hospital for Officers, London, England), 20 August 1916: 'On July 19th 1916 at Armentieres we made an attack, our object being to get to the third line of German trenches. We went over the parapet at 6 p.m. I am afraid there is absolutely no hope of Lieut Strangman being alive. He must have been killed. The Germans had a machine gun put on i the sap and none of A. Company and very few of B. Coy ever got to the German trenches so could not have been taken prisoner, C. and D. got there and consolidated the ground but there was no support and they had to return. I am afraid he is lying in No Man's Land.'
    Third statement, 4865 Pte A.R. POWELL, 54th Bn (patient, Lord Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton, England), 24 November 1916: 'Informant states that on July 19th 1916, at Fleurbaix, he saw Lieut. Strangman lying against the barbed wire in No Man's Land, face downwards, he asked him if he would like a drink, and discovered he was dead.' AWMM
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    V.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember John Gerald Strangman by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of John Gerald Strangman

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.