Oscar Frederick Strom

Alias Served as Oscar Srom
Born 16.06.1894
Place Pärnu, Estonia (WWI) or Helsingfors (Helsinki) (Naturalisation and WWII)
Ethnic origin Finnish
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Friedrich Strom
Mother Wihelmine Strom

Wife Sarah Jean Hincks, married 1918 Sydney, children Frederick James, b. 1918, Henry Wallace Donald, b. 1920, Rosaline Wilhelmina Catherine, b. 1922

Arrived at Australia from Cape Town, South Africa
on 15.07.1914
per August
disembarked at Newcastle, NSW
Residence before enlistment Sydney
Occupation 1915 sailor, 1919 tram conductor, 1931, 1936 orchardist, 1943 ironworker, 1954 electrician assistant
Naturalisation 1919
Residence after the war Sydney
Died 2.02.1962, Sydney

Service #1

Service number 11130
Enlisted 23.08.1915
Place of enlistment Holdsworthy, NSW
Unit 3rd FAB, 1st DAC
Rank Gunner
Place Western Front, 1916-1917
Final fate RTA 23.05.1917
Discharged 22.08.1917 MU

Service #2 – Home service

Enlisted 24.04.1918
Place of enlistment Sydney
Discharged 5.12.1918

Service #3 – WWII

Service number N75817
Enlisted 1941
Place of enlistment Sydney
Discharged 1942


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Strom)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Srom)

Applications to enlist in the (NAA) (Srom)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Srom)

WWII service records (NAA) (Strom)

Tree on Ancestry.com

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Newspaper articles

Partners quarrel over film venture. - The Mirror, Sydney, 27 April 1919, p. 4

False pretences charged. - Evening News, Sydney, 2 May 1919, p. 8

Quarter sessions. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 1919, p. 7