Elliot Anderson Strachan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Lochgelly
  • Service no: 632670
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: London Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd/20th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Israel/Palestine
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 30.04.1918
  • Burial Country: Israel/Palestine
  • Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: N.43.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Weighman, Bowhill Colliery, Fife
  • Mother:

    Jessie Strachan, 4 Rosefield St, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Strachan, 4 Rosefield St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    William Whitton Strachan

  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Strachan, 46 Annfield Row, Dundee

  • Children:

    John, born 20.01.1912 & William, born 16.04.1915

More about Elliot Anderson Strachan

Elliot was the brother of Pte William Whitton Strachan, 2768067, 259th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.

Elliot Strachan   632670   London Regiment


Information has been received by Mrs Strachan, Old Lye, Cardenden, that her husband, Sergt. Elliot Strachan, London Regiment, has been killed in action.

Prior to enlisting in November, 1915, Sergt. Strachan was a colliery weighman at Bowhill Colliery.  He belonged to Dundee, where his parents at present reside, and up to four years ago was a grocer with Lindsay & Low in Dundee, Kirkcaldy, and Bowhill.

Sergeant Strachan saw much fighting in France, Salonika, and in Egypt, and had twice been wounded.  He leaves a widow and two young children.

Dundee Courier 22nd May 1918

STRACHAN___Killed in action on 30th April, in Palestine, Sgt. Elliot Strachan, London Regiment, aged 29 years, husband of Lizzie Cochrane, Cardenden, and eldest son of Mr and Mrs William Strachan 1 Rosefield St., Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 25th May 1918

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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