Anthony Blaxland Stransham
|Anthony Blaxland Stransham|
Sir Anthony Stransham in June 1896
|Born||22 December 1805|
|Years of service||1823–1875|
First Opium War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Stransham was the son of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Stransham and grandson of Major Samuel Stransham, both of the Royal Marines.
Stransham entered the Royal Marines on 1 January 1823. Four years after entering the service, he was present as a subaltern at the Battle of Navarino on 20 October 1827. Stransham led the Royal Marines during the Battle of Canton in the First Opium War on 18 March 1841. He was wounded and promoted to captain. He was awarded the Baltic Medal, having been with Charles John Napier in 1854. From 1862 to 1867, General Stransham was Inspector-General of the Royal Marines.