This Day in History: 1915-04-25

Sergeant William (Bill) Henry Strahan (aged 46 years) was the first Toodyay soldier killed in the ANZAC action at Gallipoli during World War 1.

Sources:
Daily news, 4 June 1915, p.5.
Toodyay herald, 5 June 1915, p.3.
File no. B2455 (war record), National Archives of Australia catalogue (viewed 8 June 2022).
Wally Chitty. Toodyay – the good old days. Hesperian Press, 2004, p.147 (incorrectly states date of death as 27 April).