STRONG, Norman Gray

1909 - 1987

Born at Kensington, London on 10 April 1909, son of Charles Strong (born 30 April 1867), merchant, and his wife Annie Blanche née Freeman (23 September 1873-1951), who married at Fulham, London in 1899 and in 1939 were living at 55 Brondesbury Park, Willesden, London. In 1911, a one year old, living at 115 Elgin Crescent, Kensington, London with his parents, 41 year old Charles and 37 year old Annie with three siblings, the two eldest, Dorothy 10 and Edward 5 being born at Moscow, Russia. He married at Westminster in 1939, Bessie May Neville (1918-1995) and in 1939 and electrical engineer living at 16 Park Street, Taunton, Somerset with his wife Bessie (born 14 April 1918). As Lieut. N. Gray Strong, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1948 and exhibited in 1943 two oil paintings 'Native Quarter, Algiers' and 'Gladioli' and in 1944 an oil 'Delphiniums', which was his last. He died in the Mid-East Surrey district 1987.