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Stanley, James William (90)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 11 January 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 90            view online service record

141 Pickles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Fanny Stanley (mother)
141 Pickles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – Headquarters Details

DOW: Wednesday, 6 October 1915
Place: 17th General Hospital, Alexandria

Brother: John Stanley

Private, 24 Infantry, died of wounds 6 October, 1915, aged 22, commemorated Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

Parents: T and Mrs Fanny STANLEY, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted 141 Pickles Street, a 22-year-old salesman with mother as next of kin. Brother, 40, John Stanley enlisted from the same address showing his father c/o a gold mining company in South Africa as next of kin. Their mother is marked as having died in April, 1920, the servicemen’s father at Deepdene and only ever shown as the initial T inserted. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 7, 2017 9.48 am 0Likes

    STANLEY.-On the 6th October, at Alexandria, died of wounds received at Gallipoli, Signaller Stanley, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Stanley, Port Melbourne, and loved brother of Corporal Jack Stanley, now at Dardanelles.

    Oh, for the touch of a vanished hand.
    For the sound of a voice, that is still’d. (The Argus, 4 December, 1915)

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