|Queen’s South Africa Medal with 4 clasps Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901.
7568 Pte. T. Strong, Volunteer Co. Royal Scots Fusiliers
Thomas Strong was born in Kilmarnock in 1877 and gave his occupation as a gardener. He was 5’ 8 3/4" weighed 127 lb. and
had a sallow complexion. He was attested at Ayr on Jan 13th 1900 and went to SA in Feb 1900. Where he served until
June 1901. His next of kin was listed as Albert Strong (father)
1881 census has him living in Ayr with his parents and his younger brother Albert as well as some inlaws (CUNNINGHAM)
His father (Albert) was from Ireland His mother Elizabeth was from Kilmarnock. Albert's occupation in 1881 was a
Thomas married Agnes Wallace in Hurlford Ayrshire in 1906. They had two children, Jane and Albert(born in 1911).
Thomas died in Kilmarnock on 13 April 1952.
The Vol Coy joined 2nd Battn at Modder Spruit, near Ladysmith March 6,1900.