2nd Lieutenant Edward Stanley Strachan

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Date of Birth

25 Jul 1879

Date of Death

14 Oct 1915

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


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War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 12th October 1916


Second Lieut Edward Stanley Strachan, 8th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), was killed in action on October 14th, 1915. A year later he was still reported "missing, believed killed".

The eldest son of a London wine merchant, his Luton connection was as a partner in the grocery and wines business of T. Forman & Co, of Market Hill. He is included on the Luton Roll of Honour.

Born on July 25th, 1879, he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he joined the Cambridge University Volunteers and subsequently the Civil Service Rifles. He entered his father's business before becoming a partner in Forman & Co.

He was gazetted on April 7th, 1915, and went to France on June 17th. He took part in several engagements before being reported missing, believed killed, in the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on October 14th, 1915.

Author: Deejaya

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