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Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« on: Wednesday 08 July 15 08:36 BST (UK) »
Am interested to hear what became of Private Richard William Stringer (29th Battalion, transferred to 32nd Battalion late 1918) after WW1. He was awarded the MM along with my grandfather in 1919 for 'conspicuous courage and devotion to duty' late in 1918 but I'm keen to hear about his life following the war. According to the National Archives, Stringer was born in Lauriston, Victoria. He was about 32 years of age and was not married at the time of enlistment. The National Archives show he was residing in Robert Street, Westgarth in 1925. I've deliberately posted here because I'm interested in his life pre and post war. Did he every marry or have children when he returned? What did he do for a living when he returned to Aust? 'Stringer' is a well known family name in the mid-north of South Australia and I initially thought he may have been from that region. The NA records prove me wrong on that point. EB
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 08:50 BST (UK) »
Born 1882 reg 24088 Kyneton son of Robert and Sarah Ann Woodman.
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 08:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks, well that's a start.
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 09:09 BST (UK) »
Marriage
KERR, Myrtle Hannah Mary
STRINGER, Richard William
1922. Reg 9509

Death
STRINGER Richd Wm
Father Stringer Robt Jno
Mother Sarah  WOODMAN
At NCOTE
Age 61
Year 1943
Reg Number  12539


Fawkner   Garden Of Remembrance 1
Location   GR1A*39***77
STRINGER   Richard Willliam
Date29 Oct 1943   
Age   61

Death of his Wife
STRINGER Myrtle Hannah Ma
Father Kerr Archibald
Mother Mary
At BOXH
Age 91
Year 1982
Reg Number 16245

Springvale Botanical Cemetery
STRINGER, Myrtle Hannah Mary
Date of Birth 25 November 1890
Date of Death 13 July 1982
Date of Service 16 July 1982
Burial Type Cremated Age 91

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 09:10 BST (UK) »
PROV Index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records
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Richard W. STRINGER; Mechanic; Westgarth; date of death 27 Oct 1943

The Argus 30Oct1943 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/11801923
STRINGER. - On October 27, at his residence 97 Robert-street, Northcote, loved husband of Myrtle, loving father of Len (RAAF), Betty and Nancy.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 09:14 BST (UK) »
Birth of Myrtle.
I wonder if the mothers of Richard and Myrtle were sisters

KERR Myrtle Hannah Mary
Father Archd CORSTORPH
Mother Mary WOODMAN
At COLLINGWOOD
Year 1890
Reg. Number 31575

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 09:28 BST (UK) »
Oh! That's interesting! Are you allowed to marry your first cousin?

Wonder if the son is still alive? Apparently my grandfather employed a 'Stringer' for a short time to help with the harvest and the family has always wondered if the young man had any connection to RW Stringer. I'll check with my mother and uncle to see if they can recall his first name. Any other children?

Thanks for the feedback so far. EB
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 09:31 BST (UK) »
loving father of Len (RAAF), Betty and Nancy. ::)

Whoops, yes there are other children!
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 July 15 09:32 BST (UK) »
The Argus 27Jan1923 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1871795
STRINGER--KERR -On the 23rd December, at St. Jude's Church of England, Alphington, by the Rev. K. L. Crossly, Richard William, third son of the late Robert Stringer, Lauriston, to Myrtle, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Kerr, of "Millewa." Como Street, Alphington. Present address, 576 Old South-road, Woollahra, Sydney.