Shaftesbury High Street 4

Stuart Menzies Frank Strange

Surname: Strange
Other names: Stuart Menzies Frank
Other people in this story:
Edward Frank Strange
Mary Clarke Strange née Wishart
Ivy Gwendoline Muriel Strange née Brine
John Edward Primrose Strange
Locations in this story:
Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Lambeth, London
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Stuart Menzies Frank Strange was born in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon, on 1st January 1897, and baptised there at St. Leonard's Church on 1 Jan 1897 the son of Edward Frank Strange and Mary Clarke Strange (née Wishart).  He and his family had moved to St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands by 1901 and again, by 1911, they had moved to 5 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where hisfather set up business as a grocer.   Stuart enlisted with the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 201822) and later transferred to the 1st/4th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment (Service No. 204743).  It is not known which theatre of war he served in but after discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living with his parents at 1 Bimport, Shaftesbury, working as a Grocer's Assistant to his father. Stuart married Ivy Gwendoline Muriel Brine in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 2nd October 1929 and they went on to have one son. The 1930 Electoral Register shows him living at Greens Farm, Cherry Tree, Cann, Shaftesbury and by the 1939 Register at Highlands, Semley Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Grocer.  He died in St. Thomas Hospital, Lambeth, London, on 3rd January 1949.   His brother, John Edward Primrose Strange, also served in the conflict but survived until his early death in 1934.


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