World War Deaths - Linked Families

7 - H Strangeway

From Veterans Affairs, Canada
Name: Herbert Strangeway (name entered and signed as Bert and then amended)
Birth: January 1, 1897 Leeds, Yorkshire
Enlistment: April 6, 1916 Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Laura Strangeway (aunt), Chatham, Ontario

However no matching record in birth registrations for 1897 found at either FreeBMD or YorkshireBMD. Nearest match is Herbert born 4-Jun-1898 however he died in 1917 at Ypres.

As regards his aunt Laura - the most likely seems to be the Laura Andrews who married George Strangeway in Leeds in 1893 and who appears in 1911 Census still in Leeds. Also no record at Canadian Immigration of either Laura or Bert under Strangeway(s)?


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.

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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.