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 March 1973, Bingham, Notts. age 78
Living with parents, John, traction engine driver, mother Mary and sisters, Nellie and Annie, on Long Acre, Bingham
Living with parents John (agricultural machinist) and Mary Strong, Nottingham Road, Bingham. Sisters Mary, Annie, Elsie and Edith, twin brothers Albert and Charlie. 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 9ins, 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)
12.5.16 – 21.5.16: Leave in UK
6.10.16: Granted Class 1 prof pay 6d per day
7.11.17 – 21.11.1917: Leave to UK
23.11.17: Plus 6d per day
18.9.18 – 2.10.18: Rest camp
War pay increased by 4d
15.11.18: Leave in UK via Boulogne
Jan 1919: Discharged
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
From the 1939 Register
Address: 5 Addison Road, Carlton, Nottinghamshire
Occupation: State Registered Mental Charge Nurse (Mental hospital)
Household: living with wife Emily
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.