World War Deaths - Linked Families

13 - R Strangeway

Nationality given as United Kingdom and unit as 1st Depot Battalion. more at CWGC..

Shornecliffe Military Cemetery, Kent is connected with the nearby Canadian bases and a machine gun school more at CWGC..

Probably the same person as the one on the Middlesborough War Memorial 1914-18 plaque also shown just as Strangeway, R

Any clues anyone? - Oct-2020 Yes ... the Register of Deaths for Elham in Kent has an entry for a Robert Strangeway aged 19 in the corresponding quarter. This strongly suggests that this is one Army death from World War 1 that has a civilian record.

If this is correct then his family branch looks something like this -

1. George Strangeway (b.29 Dec 1878-Barrow in Furness / Preston,Lancashire d.Feb 1952-Littleborough,Lancashire)
sp: Elizabeth Woods (b.11 Dec 1880-Preston,Lancashire m.Abt Aug 1899 d.Aft 1939)
  |-2. Robert Strangeway (b.28 Jun 1900-Preston,Lancashire d.4 Dec 1919-Shorncliffe,Elham,Kent)
  |-2. Violet Strangeway (b.13 Aug 1901-Ormskirk,Lancashire d.Sep 1961-Blackburn,Lancashire)
  | sp: Stanley Woods (b.23 Feb 1900-Ormskirk,Lancashire m.Abt Nov 1921 d.Sep 1972-Blackburn,Lancashire)
  |  |-3. Winifred Woods (b.Abt May 1922-Ormskirk,Lancashire)
  |  |-3. Joyce Woods (b.15 Oct 1924-Blackburn,Lancashire d.Dec 1982-Blackburn,Lancashire)
  |  | sp: Walter William Cox (b.28 Mar 1923-Blackburn,Lancashire m.Sep 1944 d.Mar 1996-Blackburn,Lancashire)
  |  |-3. Constance Woods (b.Abt Aug 1927-Blackburn,Lancashire)
  |  |-3. Roy Stanley Woods (b.Abt Feb 1930-Blackburn,Lancashire d.Jan 2012-Darwen,Lancashire)
  |  | sp: Joyce Lightbown (m.24 Feb 1951)
  |  +-3. Marjorie Woods (b.Abt May 1934-Blackburn,Lancashire)
  |-2. Elizabeth Strangeway (b.23 Jan 1903-Ormskirk,Lancashire d.Sep 1979-Southport,Lancashire)
  | sp: Francis Joseph Thierens (b.4 Aug 1902-Ormskirk,Lancashire m.Abt Aug 1921 d.Jun 1975-Southport,Lancashire)
  |  |-3. Frank Thierens (b.1 Mar 1922-Rochdale,Lancashire d.Mar 1981-Plymouth,Devon)
  |  |-3. George Edward Thierens (b.15 Jul 1923-Rochdale,Lancashire d.Sep 1999-Sefton North,Lancashire)
  |  | sp: Irene Ellen Rimmer (b.10 Jul 1925-Ormskirk,Lancashire m.Abt Aug 1946 d.Jun 1991-Solihull South,Warwickshire)
  |  |  |-4. George A Thierens (b.Mar 1947-Southport,Lancashire)
  |  |  +-4. Caren L Thierens (b.Jun 1965-Southport,Lancashire)
  |  +-3. Joan Thierens (b.Mar 1928-Blackburn,Lancashire)
  |    sp: Thomas Cropper (b.Abt 1924 m.Abt May 1948)
  |-2. Mary Alice Strangeway (b.May 1910-Ormskirk,Lancashire d.Sep 1910-Ormskirk,Lancashire)
  +-2. Rose Strangeway (b.24 Jun 1919-Skelmersdale,Lancashire d.Aft 1956-Australia ?)
    sp: James Patrick Burns (b.4 May 1910-Bury,Lancashire m.Abt Nov 1938 d.Aft 1956-Australia ?)
     |-3. Patricia Ann Burns (b.22 Jan 1940-Bury,Lancashire)
     |-3. Valerie Mary Burns (b.26 Sep 1941-Bury,Lancashire)
     |-3. Michael John Burns (b.22 Jan 1946-Littleborough,Lancashire)
     +-3. James Leslie Burns (b.7 May 1948-Littleborough,Lancashire)


As with all these family trees there are likely to be errors and gaps - since few (no?) family trees are ever complete or provide the fully detailed story of something as complex as a family’s history . And it is impossible to wait until all the details are confirmed before publishing what fragments are known about a family tree - since family trees will always have gaps. All the information listed here has been obtained from publicly available sources. Sources put online by both official outlets and through the efforts of amateur researchers. Also note that many of the BMD entries only refer to the Quarter and the Registration District where the event was registered - since these are a main source of the public records.

Please get in touch with any corrections so that we can be as complete and accurate as possible.


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The above book - Wives and Daughters by Joanna Martin - provides much background information about the Fox-Strangways family, their lives and social connections.