Strange A J W Pte 2190 5th Royal Sussex Regiment

Strange A J W Pte 2190 5th Royal Sussex Regiment

STRANGE, ARNOLD JOHN WARD, Private, No 2190, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battn. The Royal Sussex Regt. (T.F.), only s. of Charles James Strange, of Brackleigh, Crowborough, Sussex, retired Farmer, by his wife, Mary Jane, dau. of Thomas Ward; b. Silsworth Lodge, Crich, Rugby, 8 Sept. 1896; educ. King Charles’ School, Tunbridge Wells. On the outbreak of war joined the Sussex Territorials and signed on for foreign service, 14 Aug. 1914; went to France, 18 Feb. 1915, the battn. being held in reserve for the 2nd Sussex; selected as sniper for his platoon, 4 March, 1915; mortally wounded by a shell on Sunday, 17 Oct. 1915, and died the following day at Sailly-au-Bois; unm. Buried in the military cemetery at Louvercourt. His commanding officer spoke highly of him, describing him ” as most intelligent, a keen soldier, always ready to volunteer for everything, brave as a lion and a splendid shot.”

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1


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