STRONGMAN, Philip Brenton
(Service number 6/3173)
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||12 September 1892||Place of Birth||St Columb, Cornwall, England|
|Address at Enlistment||Wakefield, Nelson|
|Occupation||Methodist Home Missionary|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||T. T. STRONGMAN (father), St Columb Road, Fraddon, Cornwall, England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||7th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
July 1916 - wounded
|Date||29 November 1967||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death||St Columb, Cornwall, England|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Philip Brenton Strongman was the son of Thomas Tom and Mary (née Chapman) Strongman. He was at home with his mother and siblings at St Columb, Cornwall in 1901; his father was away from home conducting services for the Wesleyman Church. Philip had come to New Zealand in about 1908. P. B. Strongman featured in the Timaru Herald in 1913 – letter to the editor, delivering a monologue at the Old Men’s Home, giving an item at the Fairview Methodist Bible Class. In March 1914 he left Timaru for Nelson to take up Home Mission work in connection with the Methodist Church. Just before leaving he performed at the Sunday School concert in the Fairview School. He was welcomed at Nelson in early April. Although he was recorded at Wakefield, Nelson, on the 1919 electoral roll, he took his discharge in England. Philip married Hilda Jane Strongman at Stcolumb, Cornwall, in 1926.
The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Philip Betten [sic] Strongman.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 March 2020]; 1901 England census record (ancestry.com.au) [29 March 2020]; England probate index (ancestry.com.au) [29 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 29 May 1913, 19 July 1913, 13 August 1913, 25 March 1914 [x 2], 5 July 1922, Colonist, 7 April 1914, Otago Witness, 9 August 1916 (Papers Past) [24, 29 & 30 March 2020]
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