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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Willis Robert Stroud -

Name : Willis Robert Stroud

Son of : Frederick William Stroud and Mary Jane Stroud (née Dyer) of 15, Victoria Crescent, High Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1883, St Helens, Isle of Wight. Baptised St Helens (parish) 24 Oct 1884.

The family emigrated to New Zealand sometime after 1901 but no entries for them have been confirmed on passenger lists. The New Zealand Cenotaph records for the Stroud family show them resident at 23 Newton Road, Auckland, New Zealand, and Willis Stroud's occupation as Window Cleaner.

It appears that Frederick and Mary Stroud returned to the Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1891 : Mary Stroud, with her children including Willis aged 8, are at St Helens Green, St Helens, Ryde. She is shown as a Mariner's wife, so presumably Frederick Stroud was at sea at the time of the Census.

1901 : Frederick and Mary Stroud, with their children including Willis aged 18, are at St Helens Green, St Helens, Ryde. Frederick Stroud is a Mariner.

  Service Details :

Rifleman 46497 Willis Robert Stroud, 1st Bn., New Zealand Rifle Brigade.

Casualty Details :

Died : 12 Oct 1917, aged 34.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

CWGC Record ...

New Zealand Online Cenotaph record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Willis Robert Stroud is not commemorated on any Isle of Wight Memorials, as far as we can tell.
  Photo Gallery :

Image courtesy of Sharyn Farnaby, his great-niece.
  Acknowledgments :

Sharyn Farmaby for image and other family information
  Page status :
Page last updated : 14 November 2014 (added to website)


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