WILLIAM DYKES STRONG 1895–1973
Born 1st May 1895, Bingham, Notts.
Baptised 26th June 1895 at St Mary and All Saints, Bingham
Married Emily (possibly Emily Grange in 1924)
Died 23rd February 1973, Bingham, Notts. age 78
Age 6 living with parents, John 26, traction engine driver, mother Mary 24 and sisters, Nellie 4 and Annie 1, on Long Acre, Bingham
Age 16 living with parents John (agricultural machinist) and Mary Strong, Nottingham Road, Bingham. Sisters Mary, Annie, Elsie 9 and Edith 7, twin brothers Albert and Charlie 2. He was employed as an apprentice joiner.
Service Number: 55177
Military Unit: 26 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 4.8.15. Total war service abroad 3 years 3 months
Enlisted: 26th Nov 14 at Nottingham
Age: 19 years and 6 months
Occupation: attendant at Notts. County Asylum (Saxondale), Radcliffe on Trent
Height 5ft 97⁄8ins, chest fully expanded 36ins (rate of expansion 3ins), weight 143 lbs. Very good physical development and pulse rate. 6.6 vision.
Next of kin: father John Strong of Nottingham Rd, Bingham (also given as his permanent address)
30.11.14: Joined at Newhaven
1.1.15: Posted 22 Company Royal Garrison Artillery
22.7.15: Posted 26 Siege Battery
4.8.15: Boulogne via Southampton
12.5.16: Leave to UK 9 days
6.10.16: Granted Class 1 Proficiency Pay 6d per day. Qualification Gun Layer
7.11.17: Leave to UK 14 days to 21.11.17
23.11.17: Reclassified for Class 1 Proficiency Pay 6d per day
18.9.18: To 3rd Army Rest camp for 14 days. War pay increased to 4d
13.11.18: Leave to UK via Boulogne 14 days
27.11.18: Re-joined BEF
20.1.19: To UK for demobilisation
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
Address: Nottingham City Mental Asylum, Dorchester Road, Nottingham
Employment: male nurse
Household: living in Hospital
Address: 5 Addison Road, Carlton, Nottinghamshire
Occupation: State Registered Mental Charge Nurse (Mental hospital)
Household: living with wife Emily
Living at 5 Chestnut Avenue, Bingham at date of death.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Worked at Notts. County Asylum in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent, local family connections.