Strickland, Denys Joseph

Son of [Gordon] Strickland, gentleman, and Florence Strickland, of 42 Whiteladies Road. Younger brother of Ida F, John G and George F. Older brother of Dorothy G.

Strickland was born on 30/09/1890, and attended the School from 1903-1907. He served as a Company Sergeant Major in the Army, with the Gloucestershire Regiment 1st/4th Bn. He was awarded the Military Medal, and Mentioned in Despatches. Strickland sadly lost his life on, as a result of the War.

 

Strickland was reported Mentioned in Despatches on 15th June 1916, Gazette issue 29623, page 5942, and awarded the Military Medal on 11th November 1916, Gazette issue 29819, page 10931.

 

Strickland is buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, France, reference II. E. 3.

 

The Chronicle Reports His Loss (December 1916)

"aged 26, 1903-1907. He maintained in his military service the character for reliability that was his at school. He did not seek a commission, but served in the not less arduous position of Company-Sergeant-Major in the 4th Gloucesters. He was much depended upon by his Officers and recieved the well-deserved distinction of a Mention in Despatches. But after serving from the beginning of the war he fell in action in the offensive of this year."

Denys Joseph Strickland

Born: 30 September 1890

School dates: 1903 - 1907

Rank: Company Sergeant Major

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment 1st/4th Bn.

Died: 15 June 1916

Age: 25

Remembered: Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, France

Reference: II. E. 3.

Awarded: Mentioned in Despatches, Military Medal.

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