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Peterson, Stanley Frederick John (6825)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 5 April 1917 – Port Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 6825            view online service record

145 Pickles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Caroline Peterson (mother)
145 Pickles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 21 June 1917
Ship: HMAT Suevic A29
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion – 20th Reinforcements

KIA: Friday, 24 May 1918
Place: France

Private, 20th Infantry, killed in action 24 May, 1918, aged 19, commemorated Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Picardie, France.

Parents: Charles and Mrs Caroline Peterson, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Enlisted as an 18-year-old wire drawer with his mother at 145 Pickles Street. Nephew of 1942, Charles BRIGHT, 38 Infantry, killed in action, 7 June, 1917 (South Melbourne Honour Roll), recommended for VC. Circular returned by mother from North Williamstown, Bright’s sister at 10 Victoria Street, South Melbourne was given as an additional reference.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


1918 ‘CARNIVAL SECRETARY’S BROTHER KILLED.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 22 June, p. 3. , viewed 18 Apr 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted September 10, 2016 6.26 pm 0Likes

    Nephew of 1942, Private Charles Bright , 38 Infantry, killed in action 7 June, 1917, Belgium, aged 39 who enlisted in June, 1916 as a 37-year-old labourer at Horsham, but with his address as 10 Victoria Street, South Melbourne, the same as his sister who was nominated as next of kin. A note on his file suggests Bright was recommended for the Victoria Cross for bravery in the action that saw him killed but there is no official record of him being recommended for any award of any significance.

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 25, 2017 12.02 pm 0Likes

    PETERSON.— No. 6825, Private Stanley Fredrick John, killed in action on the 21th May (Empire day), in France, dearly beloved son of Charles John and Caroline Peterson, 140 Pickles-street, Port Melbourne, loving brother of Leslie (4 Iffla-street, South Melbourne and Harold, brother-in-law of Ethel, uncle of little Stanley,loved grandson of Fredrick and Priscilla Peterson, Ross-street, Port Melbourne; also of the late John and Mary Bright (late of South Melbourne), loving nephew of A. aud V. Bright (South Melbourne), Mrs. Church (South Kensington). E. Bright (Maryborough, H.J., M and G. Bright (Bendigo). and G. Dawl (Liverpool. England), also the late Private Charles Bright killed in action on the 11th June. 1917), loving cousin of late Private James Bright killed in action), loved friend uf Jean Hodgetts.

    Inserted by his broken-hearted mother and father.

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