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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 09 July 15 00:37 BST (UK) »
I understand now.
I will type up some electoral information for you so you may see his addresses and occupation. ;D

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 09 July 15 01:41 BST (UK) »
Electoral Roll information-

First registration

1906
Lauriston
STRINGER, Richard William. Engine driver.
This is unchanged to 1919.

1924
Millewa, Como St. Alphington.
STRINGER, Richard William. Fitter
STRINGER, Myrtle . HD

1925
97 Robert St. Northcote.
STRINGER, Richard William. Fitter
STRINGER, Myrtle . HD

Unchanged in 1927

1931 to 1942
97 Robert St. Northcote.
STRINGER, Richard William. Engine driver.
STRINGER, Myrtle . HD

The mothers of the couple Richard and Myrtle do not appear to be sisters.


Death of Myrtle's mother
 
Surname KERR Mary
Father Woodman Saml
Mother Hanna  CARTER
At FFIELD
Age 57
Year 1925
Reg Number 13415

Death of Richard's mother

STRINGER Sarah Ann
Father Woodman William
Mother Mary Ann HARRIS
Age 29
At KTON
Year1884
Reg Number 9404

After the death of Sarah Ann, Robert STRINGER, Richard's father, remarried.
STRINGER Robt
Flor BEARE (Born WICKLOW)
Year 1889
Reg.  257

There were a number of  births to the couple including one Thomas Charles STRINGER in 1890. [reg 33942]
He was a carpenter at Lauriston by 1912 and could be the Charles STRINGER, step-brother, listed by Richard as NOK on his Army file.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 09 July 15 07:57 BST (UK) »
Sue, You're a legend! You've spent a lot of your time & gone to a lot of trouble. Thank you  :)

I smiled when I saw the name Harris!  :D I'm not even going there.

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Elizabeth Jane HARRIS - Kapunda,South Aust/Wentworth,NSW/Mildura,Vic & HARRIS in Kalgoolie/Coolgardie region - West Aust., Thomas KNIGHT - BURRA, GILLESPIE

Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 29 August 15 04:40 BST (UK) »
Hi early bird, I am Richard William Stringer's grandson and may be able to help you with any questions you might have about our family.  Regards frontline.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 29 August 15 12:47 BST (UK) »
Hello Frontline, what a small world! I see this is your first posting to RootsChat. How did you stumble across this thread about your grandfather?
RULE - Cornwall,  SMITHAM, Smitheram (and variations of spelling) - Cornwall,
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 30 August 15 08:41 BST (UK) »
I googled his name as an easy way to access the war memorial website and your enquiry came up at the top of the page,so I joined rootschat to correspond with you.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 30 August 15 13:28 BST (UK) »
Welcome aboard. I guess one question I have is whether there is a Keith Stringer in your family and did he do some labouring work on a South Australian property in the 1940s?
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #25 on: Monday 31 August 15 10:57 BST (UK) »
Our family has no connection with South  Australia. The 29th battalion of which my grandfather was an original member was a Victorian battalion but was so decimated that it was disbanded in mid 1918 and merged with the 32nd battalion a South Australian battalion and this is where our relatives came together.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #26 on: Monday 31 August 15 23:28 BST (UK) »
Yes, correct. I was aware the 29th Battalion merged with the 32nd in 1918 but our family wondered whether our relatives remained in contact following the war and subsequently my grandfather hiring "Keith Stringer" (we thought possibly a relative of your grandfather). At this stage there doesn't appear to be any evidence that they had anything to do with each other following the war and it's probably pure coincidence that the labourer had the same surname. Keith Stringer is more likely to be related to the South Australian STRINGER family(ies) (well known in South Aussie Rules Football circles).
It would have made a great story if there had been a connection!  :)
RULE - Cornwall,  SMITHAM, Smitheram (and variations of spelling) - Cornwall,
Elizabeth Jane HARRIS - Kapunda,South Aust/Wentworth,NSW/Mildura,Vic & HARRIS in Kalgoolie/Coolgardie region - West Aust., Thomas KNIGHT - BURRA, GILLESPIE

Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.