Strange, Robert


War Service:
Trimmer ROBERT STRANGE of the Royal Naval Reserve died on 19 November 1917. At the time of his death he was attached to HMS Cormorant, the Royal Navy depot in Gibraltar.

In coal fired ships the job of a trimmer was to ensure that there was always coal available in the bunkers closest to the ship’s furnaces. This was done by continually shoveling coal from one bunker to the next, while at the same time keeping the coal level so as to prevent the ship listing.

Location of Memorial:
He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

He was the son of John Strange.


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