Samuel Stanford (Stan) STRANG


Born:  22 January 1891 - Invercargill, NZ  (cert)
Mother:   Mary Ann STRANG (nÚe STANFORD)
Father:   Daniel  STRANG


Married:    never

Children:   none


First World War Service
Archives NZ ref:  AABK 18805 W5553 0110166

Enlisted:   15 August 1914, Invercargill
Joined:  Otago Infantry Regiment  (8th Southland Rifles)
Regimental No.:  8/479

Began training in NZ:  15 August 1914
embarked at Port Chalmers (aboard  Ruapehu  or  Hawkes Bay):  15 October 1914
via Wellington:   16 October 1914
via Melbourne, Australia:   28 October 1914
via Albany, West Australia:  1 November 1914

arrived in Egypt:  3 December 1914
admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos:  20 April 1915
(with Pedicule Corpous ??)
discharged:  30 April 1915 (but only written up in records on 10 May)

total NZEF service was 267 days
rank:  Private


Died:    Saturday, 8 May 1915 - Daisy Patch, near Krithia (now Alšitepe), Gallipoli, Turkey  
  (GPS: 40.088016, 26.214361)     (war notification)
Aged:  24


Awarded posthumously:
1914/15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
ANZAC (Gallipoli) Medallion




(double click on each, for bigger images)

(looking towards the South-West)

The Daisy Patch (in 2013)

Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery location


Twelve Tree Copse Memorial for New Zealanders
(Stan Strang's memorial is indicated)


Extract from "Bloody Gallipoli"
outlining the 8 May 1915 Second Battle of Krithia
on the Daisy Patch


Witness account of his death - Southland Times via Stuff