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   Lieutenant James Matthew Stronge
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/01/1891
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
James Matthew Stronge was the only son of Sir James Henry Stronge D.L. and Ethel Margaret Stronge. James Matthew was born on 10th January 1891. The family lived at Tynan Abbey, County Armagh. James Matthew Stronge attended Reading University College between 1911-13. Lieutenant James Matthew Stronge was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Ypres on 16th August 1917. He was 26 years old. He had been married just weeks before his death to Winifred Alexander of Carrickmore.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery 3
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave II-F-22
CWGC Casualty 140529
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre, on the Zevekotestraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. After crossing the N38 Westhoekweg, the first right hand turning leads onto the Zevekotestraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Zevekotestraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross.
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1 1901 Census lists Stronge Family Does not list James as living with the family at house 1.1 in Fairview or Mucklagh, Tynan, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists James Stronge Lists James as age 20 living at house 1 in Fairview or Mucklagh, Tynan, Armagh
3 Photo of James Stronges' gravestone
4 Flickr - Reading Connections Photo of James Stronge
5 Masonic Lodge 210 Lists James Stronge on the Tyrone Masonic Lodge Roll of Honour
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Our Heroes Irish Website Brief information on Lieut James Stronge including photo
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieutenant James Stronge's headstone can be purchased here
9 Wikipedia - Sir James Henry Stronge Details of Lieut James M Stronge's father
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023