STRACHEY, Richard Clive
(Service number 39115)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 17 November 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Bank Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin C M Strachey (father), Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company
Date 13 February 1917
Transport HMNZT 77 Mokia
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 August 1917 Age
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Notices Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIV, Issue 14384, 24 August 1917, Page 7
Memorial or Cemetery Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru. Memorial Plaque Bank of New Zealand, BN Arcade, Wellington

Biographical Notes

Son of Claude Mainwaring and Emily Strachey of Christchurch. His brother, Claude Otto Strachey (service no.1294), also served.


Cenotaph, Archives NZ, BDM NZ

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