Tipton

Remembers

Private 19460 John Thomas Stringer


Killed in Action Gallipoli on Saturday, 7th August 1915, age unknown.
Commemorated on Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219 of Helles Memorial, Turkey.

9th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. 34th Brigade of 11th Division.
Formerly 10893 Yorkshire Regiment.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Middlesborough, Resident: Unknown.

First landed Balkans, 5th July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/686106/


Genealogical Data

It is possible that the following is the correct detail for John Thomas Stringer. This is on the basis that after his death, all outstanding pay and allowances were left to his sister, May. I can find no other Stringer household with May Stringer – this assumes that John Thomas was recorded as just Thomas - aged 8 in 1901. This assumption is strengthened by the death of 55-year old Ann Stringer in December quarter 1911, otherwise it would be likely that John Thomas would nominate his mother to be the recipient of his estate.
I would be pleased to hear from you if you can confirm or deny this assumption.

1901 Census
37 Upper Chapel St, Tividale, Staffs.
Thomas Stringer (41, Roller in Iron Works, born Tipton), his wife Ann (45, born Rowley Regis), and their 7 children: Phoebe (19, born Rowley Regis), Sidney (16, Labourer in Boiler Works, born Rowley Regis), William (13, born Rowley Regis), Elizabeth (11, born Rowley Regis), Thomas (8, born Rowley Regis), May (4, born Rowley Regis) and Annie (10 months, born Rowley Regis).

By 1911, John Thomas had left the family home in Tividale. His whereabouts are unknown but we do know that he enlisted in 1914 in Middlesbrough.

1911 Census
37 Upper Chapel St, Tividale, Staffs.
Ann Stringer (54, Widow, born Tividale), and 5 of her surviving 10 children of 15: Phoebe (29, born Tividale), William Thomas (23, Carter for Scrap Iron Works, born Tividale), May (13, born Tividale), Annie (10, born Tividale), and Leonard (5, born Tividale).


Personal Data

After John's death, his outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to 3/16/6d (3 pounds, 16 shillings and 6 pence); this was paid to his sister and sole legatee, May, in November 1915. His War Gratuity was £3/0/0d (3 pounds exactly), this was also paid to his sister in July 1919. The value of the War Gratuity suggests that John had enlisted within the previous 12 months.


Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.


Newspaper Cuttings

None.