Born: 1851, Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Baptised: 30th January 1851, Cerne Abbas, Dorset. Parents: Ann & William Stroud – Inn Keeper.

Died: 4th July 1915; age: 65; Nephritis.

Residence: 22, Alpe Street, Ipswich.

Deserted.(Boar War) Medal Returned 05/03/14 (forces-war-records)

Discharged to Pension – 8th June 1901 – 50 years old – to 41, Pownall Crescent, Colchester, Essex. Rank: Farrier Quarter Master Sergeant, service number: 3156; regiment: 1st Dragoon Guards – served with the Remount Department South Africa.

The Queen’s South Africa Medal (QSA) was awarded to William Farr Stroud and Military Personnel who served in the Boer War in South Africa between 11th October 1899 and 31 May 1902.


Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant; Service Number: 90285.

Royal Field Artillery, H.Q. 84th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Tugela Heights, Laing’s Nok, Relief of Ladysmith.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of M.A. Stroud, of 22, Alpe Street, Ipswich.




1861   Tucking Mills, Cerne Abbas, Dorset.


William was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Stroud, 48, a Miller – employing 1 man & 1 boy, born Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Ann Stroud, 32, born Cerne Abbas.

Charles Harry Stroud, 7, born Cerne Abbas.

Robert Stroud, 4, born Cerne Abbas.

Mary Charlotte Stroud, 2, born Cerne Abbas – died 1866, Cerne Abbas.


1881   Calvary Barracks, St. Giles, Colchester, Essex.


William was 30 years old, a Soldier. He was married with a family.

Mary, 20.

Florence, 3.

William, 2.


In 1901 4 of William & Mary’s children were living at the family home – 41, Pownall Crescent, Colchester, Essex.

Kathleen, 19, the Head of the Household.

Philip, 14, a Clerk.

Mary, 13.

Thomas, 9.


1911   Fox Hotel, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


William was 59 years old, a Hotel Proprietor/Army Pensioner – employer – at home. He was married and Head of the Household.

Mary, 49, assisting in business.

Kathleen, 29, assisting in business.

Harry, 27, assisting in business.

Philip, 25, assisting in business.

Mary, 23, assisting in business.

Thomas, 19, assisting in business.

1 visitor.

1 general domestic servant.


William’s father, William Stroud died July 1866, Cerne Abbas, Dorset.


On the 27th September 1876, at Mhow, Bengal, India, William married Mary Ann Mew, born 1860, Ireland. They had 7 children:

Florence May Stroud, born July 1877, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, India.

William James Stroud, born April 1879, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Kathleen Stroud, 1882, born Colchester, Essex.

Harry Robert Stroud, born 1884, Aldershot, Hampshire.

Philip Leonard Stroud, 1886, Manchester, Lancashire.

Mary Evelyn Stroud, born January 1888, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

Thomas Farr Stroud, born 1892, Shorncliffe, Kent.


Mary also lost her son, Philip Leonard Stroud during the First World War. He died of wounds, on the 20th April 1917, aged 32. Philip was a Private, service number 26861, of the 15th battalion of the Durham Light Infantry. He was laid to rest at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary A. Stroud – widow.

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