Strickland, Eugene

Strickland, Eugene


Military History:


Regiment:                               Royal Army Service Corps

Rank:                                      Corporal

Regimental Number:             RX4/214960

Date of Enlisting:                   31.5.1916

Date of death:                        27.12.1965

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Mobberley, Cheshire Roll of Honour


Eugene enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps on 3rd May 1916, Private, Regimental Number 214960.  On 8 December 1916 he was posted to the Royal Army Service Corps Remounts Division, Lance Corporal, Regimental Number RX4/214960. The ASC Remounts Service was responsible for the provisioning of horses and mules to all other army units. Eugene embarked with the Expeditionary Force for the Western Front, France and Flanders on 28th November 1917 and was promoted to Acting Corporal. On 1st January 1918 he was promoted to Corporal.  He was demobbed on 13th June 1919.  He survived the War and died in the Carlisle district on 27th December 1965.

Eugene was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour, and on the Mobberley, Cheshire, Parish Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                20.12.1880

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Cumbria, UK

Marriage:                      16.11.1912


Eugene was born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 20th December 1880, the second son of Charles and Annie (nee Stamford) Strickland. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylor School in Ashwell.

The 1901 census shows Eugene living in Troutbeck, Cumbria, a groom on the Langdale Chase Estate.  There he met his wife, Edith Greenup, who was also working on the estate.  The 1911 census shows they had moved to the Knutsford/Altrincham area of Cheshire.

Eugene and Edith married at St Mary’s Church, Ashton-in-Mersey, Sale, Cheshire on 16th November 1912.  The 1914 Slaters Directory shows Eugene living in Altrincham, Cheshire.  The 1939 census shows them again living in Cumbria.  It is not known if they had children.

Eugene died in Cumbria, the Carlisle District, on 27th December 1965.


Eugene’s brothers Bertie, William, Percy and Victor all served in the War and survived.  His brother Oben died from wounds in the Battle of the German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line.



Name:Eugene Strickland
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Cumbria, UK
Death Date:27.12.1965
Enlistment Place:Ormskirk, Lancashire
Regiment:Royal Army Service Corps
Battalion:Remounts Division
Regimental Number:RX4/214960
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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