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John Donald Kay Strang

Photo of three soldiers on camels in front of the Sphinx and pyramids at Gaza, Egypt, 7 March 1915. l-r JDK (Kay) Strang (s/n 9/781), D McPhee (s/n 10/37), PG Tattle (s/n 10/246). Image kindly provided by Leanne Tattle. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photo of three soldiers on camels in front of the Sphinx and pyramids at Gaza, Egypt, 7 March 1915. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Donald Kay AWMM
  • Surname
    Strang AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/781 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 April 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Glenside, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Strang (father), Glenside, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/781 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Twice AWMM
    Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette 28 January 1916, p1210, WA 22/5/10: "21/28 August 1915 - Kaiajik Aghala. Came particularly under notice for distinguished service." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of John and Jessie Strang of Glenside, Masterton AWMM
    • Brother of Gunner James Kay Strang : NZEF Service # 30492, of the New Zealand Field Artillery, 21st Reinforcements, NZEF. Gunner Strang survived war service and he returned to New Zealand. He was discharged from the NZEF on 24 August 1919. James Strang died at Masterton, Wairarapa - in 1951. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 February 2017 - Military file of Gunner James Kay Strang: Auckland War Memorial Museum.
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About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France AWMM III H 13 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 February 2017JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher
26 June 2015AllanRotoruaResearcher

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