G. S. Strange
Service no. 39606
Private, Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion
Born in Stockwell; enlisted in Lambeth
Killed in action on 11 May 1917
Remembered at Wancourt British Cemetery, France
George Steven (sometimes Stephen) Strange was born in 1893 in Stockwell and enlisted at Lambeth. In 1911 he lived at 33 Cobbett Street, off Dorset Road, with his stepfather William Barrett, 45, and mother Sarah Barrett, 47, from Stepney, east London, and 13-year-old sister Alice. George, then 17, worked as a kitchen porter in a hotel. George’s father had been a brewer’s labourer.